Gordon West Radio School

Get Your Amateur Radio License In 2014!

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Gordo's Technician License Graduating Class May 23, 2010

Santa Ana, California Fire Dept Training Facility

  

  A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GORDON WEST  

 

Amateur Radio Has Come A Long Way In The Last 100 Years!

  

  
A Memo From WB6NOA
Costa Mesa, California

  

Dear Friends,

  

Thank you for your interest in wishing to learn about the ever-exciting world of amateur "ham" radio!

  

I have been offering classes in amateur & commercial radio for over 40 years, and now it is finally time to "pass the baton," as it were, to a new, vibrant group of instructors and ham mentors -- who we lovingly-call "elmers" -- to keep the excitement alive that many of us have found, communicating with fellow radio operators all over the world.  I will no longer offer classes for STUDENTS, which I previously taught personally.

  

BUT WAIT, THERE'S GOOD NEWS!

  

I am now offering classes for ELMERS and INSTRUCTORS, to carry on with my colorful (and always lively) instructional techniques!  My FREE One-Day Instructor / Elmer Classes will provide the teacher with every technique I employ to get students studying at home,  well before the weekend class, and then the two days of student actual classroom training.

  

There will be plenty of handout information on how to score free materials from manufacturers, and I will tell you how to get all my training materials at a discount and how to work with local stores to display your class flyers.  I will reveal and demo some of my exciting classroom demonstrations -- the "inside secrets" of my personal teaching methods!

  

Elmer / Instructor Graduates will also get listed on this web site with their upcoming STUDENT classes, teaching my exclusive "Gordo Method" -- locally and across the country!
 

Beginning soon, you will see a list of instructor contact numbers for upcoming student classes. Instructors, if you are currently teaching a class with my materials, beam me your info, so I can put it RIGHT HERE on this web site for free!

 

Thanks for all your support!  Once again, I am NOT retiring from amateur radio, but rather bringing in MORE ham radio instructors to carry on with my fun ham radio classes!

 

STUDENTS get started with your upcoming ham radio studies by calling 800-669-9594, and let W5YI help you get set up with all of my training materials, including my fun books, audio CDs, and the computer training course!

  

ELMERS get started right now at www.haminstructor.com and register online, so you can receive all of my latest classroom techniques plus instructor materials, jacket patch, and a whole lot more!  

 

If you are here in Orange County, California contact Ham Radio Outlet at 714-533-7373 for my materials!

 

Hope to hear you on the airwaves soon!

 

Gordon "Gordo" West
WB6NOA    

 

   AMATEUR RADIO CLASSES FOR 2014  

  

  

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

TECHNICIAN LICENSE CLASS • GORDO-RECOMMENDED CLASS!  SOARA, the South Orange County Amateur Radio Association, will be offering a Beginning Amateur Radio Class, leading to the Technician Class ham radio license. Instruction is free, but Gordon West's latest Technician Class License Guide is required. Click HERE to order this excellent study resource by Gordo.  Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM on a future date to be announced.  Class Location: Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo CA 92692. The FCC examination will take place on Saturday, June 28, after the last ARRL Field Day session. There is a $15.00 FCC test fee due at the time of testing. Click HERE for the class flyer with more detailed information and a map to the class location. Pre-registration is required well before class time! Click HERE to register online.

  

  

   NEW INSTRUCTOR CLASSES FOR 2014!  

ATTENTION CLUB ELMERS & FUTURE INSTRUCTORS!

  

GORDO'S SPECIAL INSTRUCTOR CLASS FOR ELMERS • A special free Instructor Class for Elmers was held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach and was a great success! New ham instructor classes are being planned for 2014, so please chack back here often for details. In the meantime, here's what you can look forward to:

  

These classes are open to club elmers interested in TEACHING with Gordon West's unique methods, demos, and materials, where Gordo will reveal  ALL his secrets for YOU to have a successful class! Pre-registration is required well before class time! Call Gordon West at 714-549-5000 Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to reserve your space today!

  

  • Learn how to stay on track, covering ALL the Q & A's for Technician, or General, or the Extra class you will be teaching.  Learn what it takes to teach the commercial Marine Radio Operator Class, too! 

  

  • Learn how to NOT teach a cram course, but rather get students to study ahead of time, so YOU can spend more time preparing them to get on the air! 

  

  • Find out the techniques of choosing a fun VE team to offer exams at the conclusion of your class session. Explore how they may test young kids or the elderly. 

  

  • All instructor candidates will receive FREE W5YI materials in this instructor class, including instructor class pre-study materials, PowerPoint DVDs , and learn about discounted student materials, and how to score free band charts and maps - and receive the instructor patch from this one day course!   

  

REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!

  

  • Register by sending an email to  to reserve your space today!  

  

  • Then go to www.haminstructor.com and also register online, so you can receive all of my latest classroom techniques plus instructor materials, jacket patch, and a whole lot more!  

  

Each special instructor class is preceded by home study materials mailed out ahead of time, long before the weekend class begins.  These are NOT cram classes for ham radio licensing!  These classes are for LICENSED HAMS, who want to become SUCCESSFUL HAM INSTRUCTORS!  Once again, don't forget to register by sending an email to  to reserve your space today!

  

  

 GORDO'S RADIO TRAINING BOOKS & SOFTWARE  

  

W5YI Training Materials

  

Gordon West Training Resources From The W5YI Group  

www.w5yi.org

  

Amateur Radio License Preparation Books & Software • Commercial Radio License Study Books & Materials

Books on CDROM For Computer / MP3 Players • Morse Code Tapes & Software on CDROM

Books with Practice Exam Software • Educational Electronic Books

  

Click HERE To Jump To Gordo's Training Materials Page

  

  

NEWLY-LICENSED?   WELCOME TO HAM RADIO!

  

  • AMATEUR RADIO VHF-UHF STARTER FREQUENCIES  Here are some lists of my favorite Southern California repeater and simplex radio frequencies for the most popular VHF & UHF amateur radio bands.  The lists below are configured for the popular Baofeng & Wouxun Chinese-made VHF-UHF dual-band portables, but you can input these frequencies into any virtually amateur radio, mobile or portable.

  

  • If you need help programming your new radio with your computer, please feel free to contact my friend, Jason Gant W6AUX. His online blog at www.w6aux.com has loads of information to help get you started. The top two lists were designed especially for hams who are boaters and would like to monitor the marine channels along with the most popular Southern California repeater frequencies. The bottom two lists include MURS, FRS, and GMRS channels. Click on the links below to view/download the frequency list of your choice.

  

Gordo's Top 60 + Marine For The Baofeng UV5R.pdf  

Gordo's Top 60 + Marine For The Baofeng UV3R.pdf  

Gordo's Top 100 For The Baofeng UV5R.pdf  

Gordo's Top 99 For The Baofeng UV3R.pdf

  

  

  • BAOFENG PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE   If you're a fan of Dan Smith's unique CHIRP Software for the computer programming of the inexpensive 128-channel Baofeng UV-5R dual-band radio, you will need the following image files. The first link below will take you to Dan Smith's "CHIRP Download" webpage. CHIRP is available for all versions of Windows, as well as Linux and the popular Ubuntu operating systems.  Email Jason at w6aux@arrl.net, if you have any questions.

  

Click HERE To Download The Free CHIRP Programming Software

Gordo's Top 60 + Marine For The Baofeng UV5R.img

Gordo's Top 100 For The Baofeng UV5R.img

 

  

  • WOUXUN FREE PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE   If you're a fan of Dan Smith's unique CHIRP Software for the computer programming of the 199-channel Wouxun KG-UV6D/X dual-band radio, you will need the following image file. The first link below will take you to Dan Smith's "CHIRP Download" webpage. CHIRP is available for all versions of Windows, as well as Linux and the popular Ubuntu operating systems. The second link is an Adobe PFD file of Gordo's exclusive frequency list. The last link is the CHIRP file you will upload to your radio. Email Jason at w6aux@arrl.net, if you have any questions.

  

Click HERE To Download The Free CHIRP Programming Software

Gordo's Top 100 + Marine For The Wouxun KG-UV6.pfd

Gordo's Top 100 + Marine For The Wouxun KG-UV6.img

 

  

  GORDO'S COMMERCIAL RADIO CLASSES FOR 2014  

  

  • GORDO'S MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASSES will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Orange Coast College of Sailing in Newport Beach, California. (See Our Event Schedule Above for Details) The class is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Personalized instruction from Gordo. Materials and Gordo's Study Notes $99 plus $35 test fee. When you pass your exam, you will have the full priveledges of the MROP -- the FCC's Commercial Marine Radio Operator Permit! To register for this commercial radio class, please click HERE or visit www.occsailing.com for more information. Pre-registration is required well before class time! Call Gordon West at 714-549-5000 Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to reserve your space today!   

  

 ADDITIONAL CLASS INFORMATION  

 

Gordo's Technician License Graduating Class May 23, 2010

Santa Ana, California Fire Dept Training Facility

  

TECHNICIAN, GENERAL, & EXTRA CLASS AMATEUR LICENSES

Technician, General, and Extra Class license upgrade classes are held regularly throughout the year. Check this website page for dates and locations. Free instruction from "Gordo-Approved Ham Instructors." Materials are usually $125 plus a $15 testing fee. Final exams are held on Sunday afternoons. Remember... You must hold a TECHNICIAN license to take the GENERAL upgrade class and hold a GENERAL class license to upgrade to EXTRA.  New classes will be posted soon.  In the meantime, click HERE to read a special message from Gordo regarding upcoming classes.

  

 

2014 MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASSES

Gordo's Commercial Marine Radio Operator License Classes will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Orange Coast College of Sailing in Newport Beach, California. (See Our Event Schedule Above for Details) The class is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Personalized instruction from Gordo. Materials and Gordo's Study Notes $99 plus $35 test fee. When you pass your exam, you will have the full priveledges of the MROP -- the FCC's Commercial Marine Radio Operator Permit! To register for this commercial radio class, please click HERE or visit www.occsailing.com for more information. Pre-registration is required well before class time! Call Gordon West at 714-549-5000 Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to reserve your space today!

  

BOATERS, SAILORS, AND RV'ERS

I am happy to talk with you on the phone to help plan your upcoming adventure with ham radio onboard.  I am available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, California time, at 714/549-5000.  THIS IS A FREE SERVICE!  I have quite a library of past magazine articles on specific technical areas aboard boats and in RVs, and I am happy to share these articles with you once I better understand your upcoming travel plans.  Fifteen to 20 minutes is the normal time for this free service, and I always look forward to hearing from my students during the day on the phone.  Due to the volume of e-mail I receive from students throughout the world, phoning home is a quicker way to get started with your mobile communications plan.

  

  

EXAMINATIONS (Separate Fee)

Sunday afternoon examinations are conducted by accredited FCC Volunteer Examiners. The test fee is $15 per exam session and is included in your $395 Zero to General Class License course fee.

 

CLASS & APPEARANCE SCHEDULE

Please see our Class & Appearance Schedule for a listing of upcoming events & radio classes.

  

  

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