W0TLM is proud to sponsor amateur (ham) radio license classes.

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FALL 2020 Tech Class Update: Due to COVID-19 conditions and the loss of normal venue access, our fall 2020 Technician License Class has been canceled.

Instead, we are offering a series of four online Help Sessions to assist people studying for their ham radio license. The student will be responsible for studying on their own, primarily by reading the HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course. Our instructor team will assist you with any questions you have or difficult topics via four online Help Sessions (via Zoom). We have scheduled one help session per week, ahead of our normal exam session on Nov 21st.

 

Session

Topics Covered

(Chapters in HamRadioSchool.com Technician Book)

Session 1

Sat Oct 24       – 9 AM

Chapters 0 through 4

Session 2

Thurs Oct 29   – 7 PM

Chapters 5 through 9

Session 3

Thurs Nov 5   – 7 PM

Chapters 10 through 13

Session 4

Sat Nov 14     – 9 AM

Final session - anything and everything

VE Exam Session

Nov 21           – 10 AM

Exam session in Monument (in person)

The study guide is:

HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course, by Stu Turner
Covers July 2018 to June 2022 Exams

These Help Sessions are being offered at no charge.

To participate in the Help Sessions, you need to join the Technician License Help group at https://groups.io/g/Tech-License-Help. This is an online email list that will make it easy to send information to the students, including passwords for Zoom sessions, etc.

Questions? Email Bob K0NR at bob@k0nr.com


Class Offerings: We offer two classes each year, usually cycling through two Technician classes and one General class in succession. Typically, we will offer one late winter class (Feb-Mar) and one fall class (Sept-Oct). Classes are held over two successive Saturdays, 8-5 each day. A license exam session is included at the conclusion of each class. Please see our calendar information for specific scheduling of upcoming classes.

Technician License Class: This class covers the material for the entry-level Technician license. This is the class for people just getting into ham radio. No prerequisites required.

General License Class: This class covers the material for the General license, which is the next step up from Technician. You must have already obtained your Technician license to attend this class.

Instructors: Classes are presented by a team of knowledgeable, experienced, licensed ham operators with years of instructional experience. Our first-exam pass rates have historically been near 90% of each class population.

Venue: Classes are typically held at the Black Forest Fire & Rescue station classroom. This fire station is located at the intersection of Burgess Road & Teachout Road, in Black Forest. (11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.)

Registration: Advance registration is required. Registration will be opened approximately two months prior to the classroom sessions, and registrations are accepted no later than two weeks before the first classroom session. Registration priority is on a "first-come" sign up basis until the class is full.

To register for a class, see Upcoming Classes (on the right side of this page) and click on Class details and registration.

Class registration fees support the work of our radio club: $30 for adults, $20 for students under 18 years.

Required Materials: All classes utilize HamRadioSchool.com study guides. A current study guide of the appropriate license level is required for each class in addition to the registration fee.

 

Classroom instruction ongoing.
Bob KØNR and James KDØMFO demonstrate a directional antenna radiation pattern in a WØTLM Technician Class.

 

Classroom demonstrations ongoing.
Stu WØSTU helps students understand the functioning of FM repeaters by orchestrating radio role-playing.