Classes and VE Testing

Ham Radio Technician Class

Description: This will be a three-session training course covering the Ham radio Technician license. The technician’s license is the start of your HAM radio journey. This will help you prepare for the 35 question written exam. This license allows for All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz) and limited operations in certain HF bands.

Event Timing
2/28/2022 = 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
3/5/2022 = 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3/7/2022 = 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register for classes


Laurel VE Testing in Shelby County Ohio

Hosted by Shelby Co. ARES

Pre Registration is Required

  • January 23, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365
  • April 24, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365
  • August 28, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365
  • October 23, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365

Laurel VEC Homepage

If you have the current Technician Manual, it is only good through the end of June 2022. If you are planning to test for the TECHNICIAN level amateur radio license, you will want to test BEFORE the end of June of this year. The NEW TECHNICIAN manual and question pool will become effective July 1, 2022.
Shelby County Ohio ARES Test Dates for this year, 2022, are as follows. Any test given after June 30, 2022 will be from the NEW Manual / Question Pool

  • January 23, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365  CURRENT BOOK / Question Pool
  • April 24, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365   CURRENT BOOK / Question Pool
  • August 28, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365    NEW BOOK / Question Pool
  • October 23, 2022 2 pm to 3:30 pm, at the Shelby Co. EMA 800 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365   NEW BOOK / Question Pool

See email below for the New Technician Manual information

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB002
ARLB002 New Technician Question Pool Released, Effective July 1,
2022

ZCZC AG02
QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 2 ARLB002
From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT January 6, 2022
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB002
ARLB002 New Technician Question Pool Released, Effective July 1,
2022

The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC)
Question Pool Committee (QPC) has released the 2022 – 2026
Technician Class FCC Element 2 NCVEC Question Pool Syllabus &
Question Pool into the public domain. It’s available as a Word
document or PDF. The three graphics required for the new Technician
question pool are available within the documents, or separately as
PDF or JPG files.

The new pool incorporates some significant changes compared to the
2018 – 2022 pool. Its 257 questions were modified slightly to
improve wording or to replace distractors; 51 new questions were
generated, and 62 questions were eliminated. This resulted in a
reduction of 11 questions, bringing the total number of questions in
the pool from 423 to 412. The difficulty level of the questions is
now more balanced, and the techniques and practices addressed have
been updated.

The new 2022 – 2026 question pool is effective July 1, 2022 – June
30, 2026, and must be used for Technician-class license exams
administered on or after July 1, 2022.