License Classes

So You Want To Be A HAM!

The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club offers Technician License Classes based on the number of requests and the availability of instructors. Classes are held one night per week for 6 weeks from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.  At the last class the FCC License Test is administered.  Students are required to purchase the class textbook - Technician Class 2014-2018 License Preparation by Gordon West, WB6NOA. The class is free to OVARC members.  There is a $15 test fee required by the ARRL.  

If you are interested in a class and none are currently scheduled, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and you will be put on our waiting list. Please include your name and address. We use the address to determine the best location to hold the class. Classes are held either at the Oro Valley Police EOC in the Oro Valley Marketplace, the Marana Community Building at I-10 and Ina, or at the Marana Town Hall complex based on student demographics. 


Monthly Amateur Radio License Testing

License Testing

ATTN: Technician license applicants

As of July 1, 2018 the new question pool for the technician license will take effect. Please insure that the study material you are using covers this test as any old technician books will be invalid.

OVARC provides monthly sessions to administer FCC license testing for new Technician licenses and General and Extra upgrade licences.  

When: First Saturday of every month with the test starting promptly at 10:30 a.m.  PLEASE BE ON TIME  

What to Bring:

Where: Oro Valley Police Department Emergency Operations Center, 1920 E Tangerine Rd., Oro Valley, AZ.  This is in the Oro Valley Marketplace on the corner of Tangerine and North Oracle Rd in Oro Valley.   Go to the rear of the building just west of Wal-Mart.

The November testing session will be held at the Tucson Hamfest on November 10.

Cost: The ARRL testing fee is $15.00. Please bring exact change. Make checks payable to "ARRL"  

To schedule an exam or for more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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