Amateur Radio Licensing Classes

You have an interest in getting your amateur radio license and don’t know where to start.  You’ve come to the right place.  We can help you find your way to a license.  Most people today do self-study and take practice tests until they consistently reach passing scores then they go take the exam.

We conduct classes in a compressed fashion with three sessions in a single week scheduled in a manner that allows the student to take the exam shortly after the course completes.  

Below are further details on the class.  If you have questions about this course please contact our instructor at .

Franklin County Ohio ARES Technician Class Syllabus

Course Description

This Technician Class is a guide for those interested in successfully achieving a passing score to gain a Technician Class amateur radio license.  Students will understand the basic requirements to set up, operate and maintain a two-way radio station on the various Technician frequencies authorized by the FCC.  Students will be required to read, understand, and discuss appropriate sections from the study text.

Course Length

The course will be conducted over three days and is sometimes called a weekend course.

Required books

Technician Class 2014 – 2018            by Gordon West  WB6NOA

Student Expectations

The course requires some self-study by the student in advance of the course and will require the purchase of the required text book.

Student Outcomes

This Technician Class introduces students to the requirements of understanding and passing any assortment of the tests for 2014 – 2018.

The main objectives learned in the course will be:

  • Presented any of the test questions, students will be able to select the correct answer.
  • Reading and discussing every possible question and practicing positive reinforcement with the correct answer will prepare the student for a successful outcome on test day.

 Technician Class               35 of 426 possible questions for Element 2, 26 correct required for passing.


                                                                                                                                                                              In             On

                                                                                                                                                                         Section        Test

T1           FCC rules, descriptions & definitions for the amateur radio service, operator                                 78               6

and station license responsibilities.

T2           Operating procedures.                                                                                                                          37               3

T3           Radio wave characteristics, radio and electromagnetic properties,                                                 34              3


T4           Amateur radio practices and station equipment.                                                                               24               2

T5           Electrical principles, math for electronics, electronic principles, Ohm’s Law.                                 50               4

T6           Electrical components, semiconductors, circuits diagrams, component functions.                       48              4

T7           Station equipment, common transmitter and receiver problems, antenna                                      48               4

measurements, and troubleshooting, repair and testing.

T8           Modulation modes, amateur satellite operation, operating activities,                                             46               4

non-voice communications.

T9           Antennas, feed lines.                                                                                                                          25                2

T10         AC power circuits, antenna installation, RF hazards.                                                                       36                3

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Total                 426             35

Each test is made up of 35 questions selected from the 426 possible questions of which a candidate must correctly answer 26 for a passing score.