Preparation and Test for FCC Amateur Radio Technician License

Saturday  June 3, 2023 (0800-1600) – Sunday June 4, 2023 (0800-1200)

Followed by an FCC License Testing Session June 4 (12:30-3)

Inclement Weather Reschedule – TBA

No Charge for the class or testing

There is a 35$ FCC license charge payable after exam passing result has been info submitted to FCC.


Come with an open mind, pen and paper. We discourage the use of iPhones, etc. in the class except for emergencies.  Please put on vibrate if your work requires.

A simple calculator can be useful. Contact me for pre-class study.  Class will be cancelled on May 22 if insufficient registration.  Note: See attachment for registration.

Class is at Emergency Health Services Federation

722 Limekiln Rd New Cumberland, PA 17070


Exit from I-83 on Limekiln Rd, Just north of PA Turnpike Harrisburg West. Entrance is in the blue oval.

For class info please contact Ralph Brandt   717-885-3063 Ralph.brandt@comcast.net

Facility info Thomas Alsted


  1. O) 717-316-0723
  2. C) 717-418-3858

Ham Radio is Amateur Radio, FCC Part 97.  It is a licensed service.  The class is targeted to prepare the student to pass the Technician Class License test which is restricted to frequencies above 28 Mhz. There are many hand-held and mobile transceivers available for use in these bands for as low as $35 for Handheld and $100 for Mobiles.  There are many repeaters in the area that extend the range of these radios.  A ham license is a good tool for a family in times of disaster when land lines and cell phones often are not useable