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Amateur Radio Accelerated Technician Licensing Class

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The amateur radio accelerated technician licensing class for health care personnel will be held at the 911 Center/EOC, 605 Bernard Avenue, Knoxville, on October 27, 2017 from 6-9 PM and on October 28, from 8 AM-4 PM with a test at 4PM. 


Success in this class will be based on your preparation using the many resources available on the internet and if you specifically study the material found at:




You should be able to pass the test. Please print a free copy of the study guide for your use and bring it to the meeting. We want everyone to use this event to get a license and start their journey in the amateur radio hobby.



This event is focused on you passing the Technician licensing test. Any time you invest between now and October 27 should be spent on memorizing the questions and answers, not the multiple possible answers, just THE questions and THE answers in the document at the link listed above. Once you pass, you can continue your journey by attending radio club meetings, finding an Elmer (mentor), assisting with the once-a-month hospital net, studying and asking millions of questions.


There is a $10 fee for the test. ETRHC will cover this fee if you pass the test and If you don’t pass the first time, you can retake the test the same day for an additional $10 fee. The question pool consists of 150 questions with 35 questions selected for a test. The questions selected from the pool change each time the test is administered. A 70% correct score is required to pass. Also, the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville gives a test the third Saturday of every month at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church on Merchants Drive in Knoxville. You must register for that test on the W4BBB website and you will be given information concerning those arrangements at this class. 


Arrive at the facility at 6:00 PM, Friday 27OCT so we can get housekeeping out of the way, get you registered and begin the review. The lead instructor will be Keith Gaines with several other hams assisting. This teaching strategy requires them to move quickly and only pause for brief explanations as we proceed.


Arrive at the facility at 8:00 AM, Saturday, 28OCT.  There is a possibility that food will be provided. If it becomes reality, we will notify you before the class weekend. This will save a trip off site and allow the instructors to teach while you eat. Coffee will also be provided. Please plan to bring a lunch. We will take strategically positioned stretch breaks throughout the evening/day.


Good luck in your pursuit. The Knoxville amateur radio community (e.g. METERS, RACK, ARES, others) will help you as you are endeavoring to attain your Technician license and beyond. To register for this class, contact Keith Gaines, kgaines9@comcast.net  before October 25 with name, address, phone, organization and email address. 


If you have already taken the class you are invited to attend on Saturday and learn how to program your radio, talk on a repeater and obtain other information to help you enjoy your new skills.


October 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wanda Roberts
(865) 202-9800


Knoxville/Knox County 911 Center
605 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 United States
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