Classes / VE Testing

Technician License Class


In Highland and Redlands

Free Ham Radio Licensing Classes

An entry level ham radio class series will start in September 2018. The Highland classes begin on 9/6 and the Redlands classes begin on 9/18. The instructor will be the same at both locations so attend either place (or you can attend both for a better understanding).

The evening series of classes will go six weeks from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, the FCC test is given on seventh week at 6:30 pm (25th or 30th). You do not have to attend the classes to take the test and testing is open to any license level.

Enroll online at and find the “classes” section. You can download the free study guides and more.

Class Schedule………….

LOCATION Introduction & Subelement #1 # 2-3 # 4-5  # 6-7 # 8-9 # 10 & review TEST DAY
Highland 9/6 (no class 9/13) 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25
Redlands 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30

If you must miss a week, you can attend the other location to learn what you missed. Also, you do not have to attend the classes to take the test.

Redlands Class is at Plymouth Village, 945 Salem Dr (class is held in the Plymouth Room)

Highland Class is at the CBARC Facility located at Patton St. Hosp., Staff Dev. Ctr, 3102 E. Highland Ave.

For Patton class please see: Map, rules, and directions at:

Note: firearms, cameras, tobacco products, alcohol, and khaki clothing are not permitted at the Patton class site; it is a state hospital site.


Other Monthly ARRL Test Sessions:

Plymouth Village-1st Sat. 8:30 am; Patton Hospital – 3rd  Sat. 9:00 am.

Also at the Loma Linda Fire Station-2nd Thu. 5:00 pm,

and the VA Hosp.-3rd Thu. 5:00 pm.


Questions:               Website:

General License Class

General License Class: TBD

Book: The ARRL General Class license manual 8th edition. (You will need this for the first day)

ISBN: 978-1-62595-030-7

Cost: Free if you are a member of CBARC, $20 for Non-Members

More information coming soon

Amateur Extra License Class

Classes will not happen until the next version of the book is available.

More information coming soon

VE Testing Information


   PLEASE NOTE: As of 1/1/2017, VE Testing time has been changed from the Forth Saturday to the Third Saturday of each month.

Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) RSVP Suggested

Contact: Michael McDonald

Phone Number: (909) 723-3192


COST: $15.00 (cash or check)


Testing for Technician – Extra

Location: Patton State Hospital

3102 E Highland Ave

Highland CA 92346-2101

In the Staff Development Ctr Bldg Follow the VE Testing Signs

See Map (Click HERE)


page updated 8/23/2018