|Welcome to HamClass.Net|
Have you always wanted to get your HAM RADIO license but didnít have the time to attend class?
HamClass is your answer!
Here is where the Ham Radio Class is held on your own computer.
HamClass is a real multimedia class. You can see visual presentations, audio explanations from the teacher, take tests and get feedback and, of course, ask questions! Itís the closest thing to a real course you have ever experienced on-line.
How is the course organized?There are On-Line Courses for Technician, General and Extra. Each course consists of a series of narrated slides. After a number of class slides, there is a review session where the student is tested with questions from the syllabus. At several intervals, there is an on-line quiz which is submitted to the instructor. The results of the quizzes are then discussed with the student before moving on to the next section.
How is this course different than other on-line courses?Other "on-line" courses are nothing more than random quizzes given to students. The end result is that the student memorizes the tests, but doesn't learn much about amateur radio.
HamClass is a REAL course. You will learn all the topics covered in the Technician, General or Extra syllabus and then some. And you work with the teacher by submitting homework and quizzes. HamClass is a lot more than just memorizing test questions!
Just who is the instructor?Mitch Stern W1SJ wrote the On-Line Amateur Radio Course and he is your instructor. He also teaches the Weekend Amateur Radio Course held in various spots in the Northeast. Mitch has been teaching ham radio for 32 years and has helped hundreds of students get their license. When not teaching ham radio, Mitch teaches electronics, mathematics and computer techniques to high school, college and adult students.
Will my computer and internet connection work?HamClass requires a multimedia computer which can play sound files. Most current computers and operating systems, Windows or Mac, should work. Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari will work. A broadband connection is necessary. And while a dialup connection will work, it will be quite slow in loading sound files. A reliable E-mail address is essential to communicate with the instructor. Currently, the sounds will not play on Notepad and Phone devices. This will be corrected sometime soon.
How will you know if your computer will work properly? Try our sample class lesson. You should see an information screen and hear the teacher speaking. Make sure your speakers are connected and on! If you have problems with the demos, contact me.
Explain the Enrollment ProcessYou can enroll directly on-line, via E-mail or by phone. You will have to obtain a course book. The enrollment page has all the details. Upon enrollment, you will be given a user name and password to access the course. As soon as you log in, you are ready to take the course.
How long will the course take?The amount of time will vary widely. For the "average" student, figure on 12 hours total for the Technician course, 18 hours for the General Course and 32 hours for the Extra Course. Some students will take less time, some more.
It seems too easy. Does this course really work?You bet it does! You watch the slides and listen to the lessons as much as you need to learn the concepts. You practice the actual questions in the course book. Your instructor is right there to help you on the tough stuff. Eventually, you should not only be able to pass the exam, but actually score well into the 90's. BUT YOU MUST ATTEND CLASS, DO THE LESSONS AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK! It's just like school.
Do I have to learn the Morse Code?No. The FCC eliminated all Morse Code testing in 2007.
How do I take my amateur radio test? Can I take it on line?The FCC requires you to take the amateur radio in front of 3 Volunteer Examiners, so you cannot take the test on line. At the beginning of the course, there is a link to a list of exams all over the U.S. Pick a convenient date and location and make sure you complete the course by that date.
Should I take a live (traditional) class?A live class, if you can attend one, is usually a better idea because you can ask questions in real time and get live support from the teacher and fellow students. I offer one and two day scheduled courses in New England in the Spring and Fall. Details can be found at the Weekend Ham Radio Class site. I also offer personal courses tailored to your schedule. Contact me for details.
What does all this cost?The Technician course is $59. The General course is also $59. The Extra course is $99. The course book, if you need to purchase it, is around $20. Remember, you are not just buying software - you are enrolling in a structured course with a dedicated teacher who wants to see you succeed!
I got lotsa questions - How do I contact you?The best way is to contact me via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can try calling me at 802-879-6589, weekdays Noon - 9PM Eastern Time.
|So, ready to take the course? You won't get your ham radio license or upgrade by just staring at this screen! Enroll now! Get that license or upgrade and join the fun of amateur radio. You can do it!!!|