Course Objective:

This course has two objectives:

  1. The student will be able to pass the FCC General License Exam (Element 3), qualifying for the second level FCC Amateur Radio License.
  2. The student will have sufficient knowledge to operate an amateur radio station on the General Class frequency allocations above 1.8 MHz, with a particular focus on HF single sideband operations.


This is a highly-compressed course that depends on the focus and motivation of the student. Reading assignments must be done in advance of the classroom sessions. The classroom sessions are fast-paced, covering a wide variety of material in a short time. The student is expected to cover Chapters Ø – 2 independently – only Q&A and review discussion in class for these.*  The use of practice exams is very important for evaluating topic areas that need attention. 

License Class Schedule

  • Session 1, Sat Nov 6, 1-5 pm:  In-Person, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room. Ch.Ø-3 instruction
  • On-Demand Video Lesson (online video at your convenience).  Ch.4 instruction
  • Session 2, Tue Nov 9, 6-7 pm:  Live Zoom meeting.  Ch.1-4 review and Q&A
  • Session 3, Thur Nov 11, 6-8:15 pm:  Live Zoom meeting.  Ch.5 instruction
  • Session 4, Sat Nov 13, 1-5 pm:  Live Zoom meeting.  Ch.6 instruction
  • Session 5, Sat Nov 20, 1-5 pm:  In-Person, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room.  Wrap-up, review, VE Exam session.

Note:  Zoom sessions will be recorded and provided as on-demand video for those unable to attend live sessions. In-person session on 20 Nov is optional, and exam may be scheduled separately by students.

In-Person sessions are at the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room - 166 2nd Street Monument, 80132

Registration Cost:

At the time of registration, we require a nonrefundable payment of $30 ($20 for under 18). Payment is made via Paypal, which also accepts major debit/credit cards.  Note that this payment will not be refunded and may not be credited to future class offerings, so make sure of your plans before registering.

Reading Material:

Required: General License Course by Stu Turner, WØSTU ($24.95)
Note: Be sure to get the 2019-2023 edition

Practice Exams

These online practice exams are extremely helpful for testing your knowledge: , , Apps for Quizzing & Practice Exams

Some students have found great value in practice exam applications available on iPhone/iPad (iOS) and Android platforms. Apps are available for iOS and Android that complement the structure of the HamRadioSchool.Com book.


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