ONLINE COURSE – ADVANCED LEVEL – AE LICENSE
This ONLINE ham radio license course will get you ready to take the Ham Radio AMATEUR EXTRA license exam, the THIRD of three certification levels.
Geared toward adults, as well as junior high, high school, and home-school students. Yes, we give ham radio exams, too! (See below)
This is a FULL course taught by a 40-yr veteran teacher, not a discussion group or video service. You will learn much more than just watching a video or buying a book.
You get a full 24 hours of instruction over eight 3-hour classes. Take the course from anywhere – it’s ONLINE!
Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum.
Recommended text: ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 12th edition, for exams through June 30, 2024, (purchase on ARRL website). Regular practice and study is necessary to get the best results from this course.
NOTE: You MUST have a thorough understanding of the Technician and General level material before taking this course. If you are already a licensed General but have been away from radio for a while, you may request to audit (at half price) one of our Tech and General courses to catch up.
Amateur radio (or “ham radio”) is used by people all over the world to communicate over radio waves. Some people use ham radio for emergency preparedness, to provide communications support for community events, to report on severe weather and natural disasters, as a social activity, and even occasionally to contact crew members on the International Space Station!
Class Rotation: Classes are taught almost every Sunday evening and repeat every 8 weeks or so. The 8 classes will cover all 10 of the question pool topics.
- Class 1: Question Pool E1 – E1 — Commission Rules [6 Exam Questions — 6 Groups] 75 Questions
- Class 2a: Question Pool E2 – E2 – Operating Procedures [5 Exam Questions – 5 Groups] 61 Questions
- Class 2b: Question Pool E3 – E3 – Radio Wave Propagation [3 Exam Questions – 3 Groups] 40 Questions
- Class 3: Question Pool E6 – E6 – Circuit Components [6 Exam Questions – 6 Groups] 70 Questions
- Class 4: Question Pool E7 – E7-A-F – Practical Circuits [6 Exam Questions – 6 Groups] 81 Questions
- Class 5a: Question Pool E7 – E7-G,H – Practical Circuits [2 Exam Questions – 2 Groups] 27 Questions
- Class 5b: Question Pool E8 – E8 – Signals and Emissions [4 Exam Questions – 4 Groups] 45 Questions
- Class 6a: Question Pool E4 – E4 – Amateur Practices [5 Exam Questions – 5 Groups] 60 Questions
- Class 6b: Question Pool E0 – E0 – Safety [1 exam question – 1 group] 11 Questions
- Class 7a: Question Pool E5 – E5 – Electrical Principles [4 Exam Questions – 4 Groups] 55 Questions
- Class 7b: Question Pool E9 – E9-A,B – Antennas and Feed Lines [2 Exam Questions – 2 Groups] 12 Questions
- Class 8: Question Pool E9 – E9-C-H – Antennas and Feed Lines [6 Exam Questions – 6 Groups] 72 Questions
Included with course: You will get downloadable lecture study guides and charts, FREE access to our weekly Online Radio Shop Talk sessions, FREE enrollment in any of our Morse Code classes, and a guest pass to the Sci-Tech Radio Rooms and online radio club meetings for 3 months.
Family Free: Additional members of the same family may join this course at no extra charge, if sharing one computer and zoom screen.
System Requirements: Computer or Chromebook capable of running ZOOM Meeting, either by Zoom app or through a web browser, a web camera/mic, and a printer.
Zoom Link: Approximately 2 days before the session begins you will receive an email with instructions to access the course details, documents, and Zoom link. If you don’t see the email, check your spam filter. If you still don’t see it, call or email us.
Our exam team gives exams on alternating Tuesdays and Sundays, so you can schedule your Amateur Radio License Exam within a week of finishing the course. We give IN-PERSON exams in Natick, MA.
Note that we must collect the standard $15 exam fee for the ARRL VEC separately from the course fee. (Fee is $15 across the country.) (Note: We will pay the exam fee for any full-time student in high-school or younger.)
We administer ham radio exams both online and in-person, having proctored nearly 2,000 exams over the past decade. We’ve taught amateur radio classes for over 15 years with tremendous success. Hundreds of people have taken our classes with 99% having passed the exam to become licensed operators. We offer classes for all three levels of ham radio licenses: Technician, General, Amateur Extra, as well as Morse Code.