Amateur Radio Classes

If you have an interest in Amateur Radio and would like to get your Technician License,  upgrade to a General License or even to an Amateur Extra License; there is a team of professionals that can help you in a fun and exciting classroom environment.

Ham Radio courses are held throughout the year (excluding summer), and are sponsored by and held at the Salvation Army at 2900 Palomino Ln, Las Vegas. Traditional courses are held every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, except holidays, and last about eight weeks. The cost is $20.00 plus $32.95 for the book, which can be purchased at the beginning of the course or from ARRL.  A Technician course is also offered in a 3-day weekend format, periodically throughout the year.  GigaParts at 3021 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, is a great place to purchase Amateur Radio equipment and books.

Technician Class License
This is the first license earned when you start out on your adventure in amateur radio. Even if you do not understand electronics, the instructors will teach you everything you need to know to confidently pass the test. Courses are tentatively scheduled for the following dates: January 16, 2021 (MLK 3-day), May 29, 2021 (Memorial 3-day), September 4, 2021 (Labor 3-day) and September 22, 2021 (8 weeks). The book required for this course is ‘ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 4th Edition (Technician-Level 1)’

General Class License
This is the next license class for an amateur radio operator, and your first step in HF contacts. The course is tentatively scheduled for January 25, 2021 (8 weeks). The book required for this class is ‘ARRL General Class License Manual 9th Edition (General-Level 2)’

Extra Class License
This is the final class of license as an amateur radio operator. The course is tentatively scheduled for April 12, 2021 (8 weeks). The book required for this course is ‘ARRL Extra Class License Manual 12th Edition (Extra-Level 3)’ .

For more information or to sign-up for a class contact  Dennis Simon, KB7UTV, at (702) 643-1670. You can leave a message any time and he will get back to you.