Fall 2018 Tech License Class

Amateur Radio Technician License Class

Sponsored by the
Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club

This class will prepare you to take the FCC entry-level amateur radio license examination. At the end of the class, American Radio Relay League certified examiners will administer the test. Soon after you will be on the air!

When: Thursdays commencing October 11, 2018 and ending on November 15, 2018. Each meeting is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Where: Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 West Magee Road. The meeting room is in the rear of the complex. A map will be provided.
Class Fees: $25. At the end of the class, the ARRL examination fee is $15.

Required Course Book: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. The ISBN is 978-1625950826. The book may be purchased from Amazon.com for $33.
Enrollment: To enroll in the course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Provide your name and contact information.
To be successful in the course, you will need to read and study outside of class hours.

For more information and directions to the class go to our website: www.tucsonhamradio.com/getting-your-license

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.  After the last class, the FCC License Test will be offered.  Students are required to purchase the class textbook – ARRL Radio License Manual. The class fee is $25 and the ARRL charges a $15 fee for the test. 

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 may be held at one of these locations depending on student demographics:

Marana Community Building at I-10 and Ina

Marana Town Hall Complex

The Ascension Lutheran Church Campus at McGee and La Canada.

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.  


First Saturday of every month at 10:30 am

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

The November testing session at the Hamfest will begin promptly at 10:00AM.


What to Bring: http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

Where: Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Click here for a map.

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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