FCC Technician Amateur Radio License Class and Exam
Contact ARROW for dates and times! Usually on a Saturday afternoon.
Location: Ann Arbor Red Cross Building
To take the technician class course and exam, contact Dan KB6NU for more information. The Ann Arbor Red Cross located at 4624 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI (map).
See the ARROW club page for more information.
Get Ready to Take the Exam!
Here's the best way to prepare:
- Go to the Technician License Info Page and download the Technician question pool (available in several formats thanks to Bill AA8RW).
- Then, download Dan KB6NU's Technician Study Guide (This version was modified by Bill AA8RW with margin notes relating each section to actual FCC questions.)
- Go through the exam pool questions. If you don't get one correct or need more information, check with the Study Guide and...
In addition to Dan's Study Guide and other material/links on Bill's licensing site, the "ARRL Ham Radio License Manual" is on reserve in the Duderstadt Center (Engineering Library reference desk) under call number PC12. The library also has copies of "Ham Radio for Dummies" (TK 9956 .S55) and the "ARRL Handbook" (TK 6550 .R117) and several other books on Amateur Radio.
Some facts about FCC Amateur Radio Licenses:
- With an FCC license, you can transmit on a wide range of frequencies allocated to Amateur Radio operators ("hams") and get to use the U-M ARC's club radio station W8UM
- With your license, you get your own Call Letters (like "W8UM")
- The material is not difficult (much of it is memorizing rules and regulations) and you can learn it in just a week or two
- Once licensed, you're a ham for life! Just renew your license with the FCC every 10 years (there is no charge for this)