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Technician Class: January 14-15, 2023

Benton county ARES will hold an Amateur Radio Technician Class license training session on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The session will be held at the Benton County Sunset building from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Additional time will be offered on Sunday, January 15, if there is any demand. The training session is free.

The Benton County Sunset building address is: 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333

There will not be an exam given after this training session. However, we will provide attendees with information about online testing opportunities and other in-person testing.

The class is taught to the test for the Amateur Radio element 2 Technician License. The intent is for the class to cover everything you need to know, but if you would like to study more or would like a book, we recommend and the ARRL or Gordon West license books. If you do purchase a book, please be aware that the question pool and, thus, the books are updated every four years. The current ARRL Ham Radio License Manual is the 5th Edition. An outdated book will probably cover more than enough information, but your mileage may vary. Many libraries do have some copies of these books.

NOTE: Those who don't already have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) from the FCC (if you don't know what that is then you probably don't have one) will need to sign up for one in advance of taking the test. An FRN is not required to take the class.

If you have any questions, please let us know.