One-Day Technician
License Class

Get Your Amateur Radio Technician
License in One Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm

There are no excuses for not getting your first license at Pacificon. Once again, Rich Harrington, KN6FW, will be giving the "One-Day" Amateur Radio License Class at Pacificon. Get your Technician License IN ONE DAY!

A special license test session for those who take the class will be given when the class ends on Saturday.

Unfortunately our class is now fully booked and we can take no more registrations.
Thank you for your interest.


Sign up for the One-Day Technician License Class using the form on this page so we can reserve a seat for you. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. If you sign up and later learn that you cannot attend, please notify us as soon as possible so your slot can be used by someone else.  Feel free to use the form below to send in your comments or changes.

You must purchase a Pacificon General Admission ticket to attend this class. There is no additional charge for the class, but there is the FCC-required $15 fee for taking the license test. Morse Code is no longer required to obtain an amateur radio operator's license! See the Ham License Exam page for details.

Class Notes:
There are four PDF files you will need to bring with you to class.

1.  Click Here to go to the files for downloading.
2.  Click on the link for the first file
(double-click if needed; on some systems).
3.  In the navigation bar at the top of the screen, click the down-pointing arrow with a line below it.
4.  Open or save the file in the window that pops up.
5.  Press the ESC key to return to the screen showing the four files.
6.  Repeat the above for the next file.


Recommended Manual:

Rich recommends that you buy and read the Gordo West Technician Class  Manual before the class .

You can purchase the book at Ham Radio Outlet in Oakland.
Call HRO at
1-800-854-6046 or go to their web site.
It is also available at and the Gordon West Training Resources web site.

Make sure you get the latest version of the book which includes the current Technician Class question pool with answer key for use July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.  

If you plan on taking the Technician Class license test after the class ends on Saturday, remember the following:

• The license exam fee is $15. Cash only. Please bring exact change if possible.

• You will need a government-issued photo ID, and will need to write down your Social Security number on the application (this applies to everyone, including minors).  If you prefer to not use your Social Security number, you should obtain an FRN (Federal Registration Number) from the FCC ( and bring that FRN number to the exam registration desk.

• You may bring and use a calculator for the exam, but the calculator cannot be programmable.  You may not use a calculator app on a smart phone.

• If you don't pass the license test on Saturday afternoon, retakes will be available on Sunday morning. You must pay the fee again.

** Please note that this class is free, but you must purchase a Pacificon admission ticket in order to be enrolled in this class **

** Please remember, if you sign up and later learn you cannot attend notify us ASAP so your slot can be used by someone else **