Gordon West Radio School

2021 Ham Radio Special Events

   

 HAMNATION 

HAM RADIO'S PREMIER WEEKLY TV SHOW!

Share in the excitement and importance of Ham Radio — from tossing an antenna wire into a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters — with hosts Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett. HamNation airs live on the TWiT TV Network every Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific. Do you have a Roku TV Box? Then click HERE to add the TWiT Channel to your Roku. You can also watch HamNation live, as well as past episodes, online by going to https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation.

 

MONTHLY $5.00 HAM RADIO LICENSE TESTING SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ARALB - THE ASSOCIATED RADIO AMATEURS OF LONG BEACH provides amateur radio testing for $5.00 on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM for those of you, who like to study on your own.  Next testing date is Saturday February 20, 2021. The test location is at the The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 3824 Woodruff Avenue, Long Beach CA 90808 (behind the Dental Building). Click HERE for a map & directions. Pre-registration is recommended through Louise Chapman, N6ELK, at 562-429-1355 or send an email to .  When you pre-register, your GLAARG Form 605X will be ready for you to sign when you come in to take your test. 

  

2021 Events Schedule

  

 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL CLASSES AND IN-PERSON TESTING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

    

 WIN SYSTEM MONTHLY BREAKFAST MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

THE WIN SYSTEM invites members and friends to its monthly breakfast on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the Hometown Buffet, 1008 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92701. Breakfasts are held on the third Saturday of every month.  The last breakfast was held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Click HERE for a map and directions to the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana, California.  For more information on the WIN System and it's unique linked repeater system, please visit www.winsystem.org.

     

MONTHLY $5.00 HAM RADIO LICENSE TESTING SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ARALB - THE ASSOCIATED RADIO AMATEURS OF LONG BEACH provides amateur radio testing for $5.00 on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM for those of you, who like to study on your own.  Next testing date is Saturday February 20, 2021. The test location is at the The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 3824 Woodruff Avenue, Long Beach CA 90808 (behind the Dental Building). Click HERE for a map & directions. Pre-registration is recommended through Louise Chapman, N6ELK, at 562-429-1355 or send an email to .  When you pre-register, your GLAARG Form 605X will be ready for you to sign when you come in to take your test.

   

  

Get Your Amateur Radio License In 2021!

  

  

Annual ARRL Field Day • June 26 & 27, 2010

Santa Ana, California Fire Dept Training Facility

   

 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

  

  

AMATEUR LICENSE 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. Click HERE for class dates and locations. Free instruction from "Gordo-Approved Ham Instructors." Study materials are usually $99 to $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.

  

 

 2020 MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASS   

GORDO'S MARINE RADIO OPERATOR LICENSE CLASS was held on Thursday, November 17, 2020 at the Orange Coast College of Sailing in Newport Beach, California. Classes are 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.  

  

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