SHARK CLUB LICENSING INFORMATION
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So you want to get a ham license, you have come to the right place. The SHARK club offers one day courses for taking your ham test. Contact someone in the club or check the home page for updates
Our one day class including the examination will be from 8 AM until approximately 1:30 PM.
If you haven't done so already, obtain a copy of the ARRL Technician License Q & A Manual from ARRL ( Check for current $$ plus shipping ) or from us for current $$ including shipping. The club will rent the book to students for $6.00 per session
Both the ARRL and the W5YI study guides are good for studying for your license. However, the sequence of the study questions vary between the two of them. For this reason, we encourage our students to obtain the ARRL book, to avoid confusion.
After we test on Saturday, we process the paperwork, and mail it on Monday by Priority Mail and the licenses are usually issued and posted on the internet in about 5 or 6 days. Once you know what your callsign is, you may immediately start operating, even though it may be another week before you have your license in your hands.
The quesion pools are updated every 3 to 4 years.
Technician One Day Tutorial
There will be a $15.00 fee for taking the exam ( Make checks out to American Radio Relay League ). Please bring some form of photo ID. A Texas drivers license is perfect.
After you pass the license exam, your license will be issued by The Federal Communications Commission in about 6 working days.
Contact Ken Luning for more info send an e-mail to "w5kal at arrl.net"
The class is for the technician exam but anyone can test for an upgrade to any license class.
ON EXAM DAY BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1.A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport).
5. If applicable, bring either the original and a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been
If anyone has any questions about the class or test, please contact me as shown below.
About Ham Radio License
In the US, there are three license levels, which are
The ARRL VEC Test Fee for 2021 is $15.00
The Sam Houston Amateur Radio Club has several ARRL licensed VE's that provided frequent VE testing.
Testing can be scheduled by contacting Ken (W5KAL), Bob (N5BUM), by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , or by contacting any of the members of the shark club.
Sammy Neal (N5AF) was (now SK) the number 2 VE Session count holder in the US with over 500 sessions through ARRL VE system. Sammy is also accredited thru W5YI and participates in these sessions also.
SHARK CLUB TECHNICIAN CLASSES
Sammy taught a one day " accelerated " class that takes about 6 - 7 hours and the test exam is given immediately after that. The class is free to anyone who wishes to attend.
The actual fee for taking the test ( we keep no part of this fee ) is $15.00 and is mandated by ARRL. The license is usually issued in about 6 days.
Please send e-mail to email@example.com for scheduling.
STUDYING FOR THE TEST
If you prefer studying on your own you can still take the test with the SHARK club. We recommend that you use one of the study guides that can be purchased from the SHARK club, or order on line from ARRL.org. After you have read the study guide, please make use of one of the Free online practice test. Take as many practice test as you can to ensure your ready for the real thing. ARRL has an online study guide available Technician click here,
To take a practice test try one of the following sites
QRZ PRACTICE TEST from
The following is a band plan for you to use after you take your test
Visit the ARRL website http://www.arrl.org/ The ARRL is a National Radio Club that prints a monthly magazine called QST. If you choose to join ARRL you will receive this magazine with great info for the beginning ham.