One-Day General
Upgrade Class

Get Your General in One Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm

Tri-Valley 2 room

Paul Shinn will present our the General Class One-Day License Upgrade session.

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


Sign up for the 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.

Class Notes:
There is one PDF file you will need to bring with you to class.
Note: The needed notes for the General Class have not yet been finished, as there is a new question pool.
Those who sign up will be notified when they are ready, so you can return here to download them.

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 three files.
6.  Repeat the above for the next file.


Recommended Manual:
Rich recommends that you buy and read the Gordo West General Class License Study Manual For 2019-2023 before the class.
(This manual is not yet available, but will be released in May or June.)

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 current addition.

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

• You will need a government-issued photo ID, and copy of your current license. You will also need your FRN (Federal Registration Number) from the FCC ( which is on your current license.

• You may bring and use a calculator for the exam, but the calculator cannot be programmable.  You may not use smart phone for any reason during testing.

• If you don't pass the test, you can take the test again.  You may pass the second time. You should try this if you miss by 1 or 2. But 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 **

One Day General Class Sign Up Form-2019