License Classes

So You Want To Be A HAM!

The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club offers Technician License Classes based on the number of requests and the availability of instructors. Classes are held one night per week for 6 weeks from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.  At the last class the FCC License Test is administered.  Students are required to purchase the class textbook - Technician Class 2014-2018 License Preparation by Gordon West, WB6NOA. The class is free to OVARC members.  There is a $15 test fee required by the ARRL.  

If you are interested in a class and none are currently scheduled, please send an email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and you will be put on our waiting list. Please include your name and address. We use the address to determine the best location to hold the class. Classes are held either at the Oro Valley Police EOC in the Oro Valley Marketplace, the Marana Community Building at I-10 and Ina, or at the Marana Town Hall complex based on student demographics. 


2017 Fall Tech License Class

2017 Fall Technician License Class

Enrollment is Closed

What:             Technician License Class now forming

When:            Thursday evenings from October 19th through November 30th.

 Each session will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

                        There will be six meetings (skipping Thanksgiving).

Where:           Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 Magee Road
                        We will be using the large meeting room in the rear of the complex.

Required:      The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

 The book may be purchased from Amazon with this link.

Cost:               The class is free to members of the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club.

                        Those wishing to join the club may do so at the first meeting.

                        Annual dues are $25.

Enrollment:  Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  that includes your name and email address.

If you are planning to participate, order the book ASAP.

There will be a reading assignment due before the first meeting.

Directions to Ascension Lutheran Church

Entrance to Meeting Room 

Church Entrance

Monthly Amateur Radio License Testing

License Testing

OVARC provides monthly sessions to administer FCC license testing for new Technician licenses and General and Extra upgrade licences.  

When: First Saturday of every month at 10:30am.  

What to Bring:

Where: Oro Valley Police Department Emergency Operations Center, 1920 E Tangerine Rd., Oro Valley, AZ.  This is in the Oro Valley Marketplace on the corner of Tangerine and North Oracle Rd in Oro Valley.   Go to the rear of the building just west of Wal-Mart.

The March testing session will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Oro Valley.

The November testing session will be held at the Tucson Hamfest on November 11.

Cost: The ARRL testing fee is $15.00.  Make checks payable to "ARRL"  

To schedule an exam or for more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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