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Session Preparation Info

Please fill out the sign in sheet to speed up the sign in on the day of the session. Download the .PDF here

Amateur Radio Study Session and Test

January 22, 2022

Produced by: Bay Area Amateur Radio Educational Society

Sponsored by:
San Mateo County Sheriff Communications Unit

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Here are the directions to the Los Altos Study Session, as well as other necessary information and the day's schedule:

Ham Study Session Directions for Saturday, January 22, 2022

Please print the attached PDF file and fill out the top half of the Study Session registration form. If for some reason you don’t have the sign-in form, they will be available at the class. This will speed up the paper work at the beginning of the session. This is going to be a large group, so please have the form filled out and completed payment with you when you sign in. If you can’t make it please let us know; the class usually fills and we have to turn people away, spots that we can re-use if we know.

The Fee is $35.00 for this session, pay at the session, cash or check. This covers the cost of the study materials and the FCC exam and license fee. Make checks payable to: Ross Peterson.

Bring the sign-in form and check or cash with you. Please don’t mail or fax them in.

We MUST check 2 forms of ID, one must be a picture ID. You MUST have your FCC FRN available for the license application, the application can’t be processed without it.

Effective 05/20/2021 you MUST obtain an FRN (FCC Registration Number) in order to obtain an amateur radio license. (FCC FRN Requirements Info)

The FCC has created a YouTube video to demonstrate how to obtain an FRN.

The link to the video is here:

You may go the FCC website at: to register for a FRN (you will need to give them your Social Security Number).

For those of you who don't have a sponsor, leave that part blank, we will help you locate a sponsor at the session.

If you have a current amateur Radio license and are planning to upgrade, please bring a copy of your current license that we can keep to send in with your upgrade package.

If you wish to take the Extra exam, you MUST study prior to the session. The question pool is too large to cover in one day of study. Feel free to join us for additional study and bring your study materials. the exam fee is $14.00.

The building will be open at 8:00 AM and we will start sign-in then. The session introduction will start promptly at 8:30. Please don’t be late, if you miss the orientation it will be extremely difficult to catch up.

The session will be at:

San Mateo County Public Safety
Regional Operations Center
501 Winslow St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Free parking at:
San Mateo County Garage
400 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Plenty of parking is available.

501 Winslow

Directions to 501 Winslow are:

From San Jose or Palo Alto

  1. Follow US-101 to Redwood City
  2. Take exit 409 for Whipple Ave
  3. Continue on Whipple Ave. Take Veterans Blvd to Winslow St
  4. Use any lane to turn left onto Whipple Ave
  5. Turn left onto Veterans Blvd
  6. Turn right onto Brewster Ave
  7. Turn left onto Winslow St
  8. Destination will be on the left.

From the East Bay

  1. Take CA-84 (Dumbarton Bridge) to Redwood City
  2. Use the middle 2 lanes to turn left onto Marsh Rd
  3. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right to merge onto US-101 N toward San Francisco
  4. Take exit 409 for Whipple Ave
  5. Continue on Whipple Ave. Take Veterans Blvd to Winslow St
  6. Use any lane to turn left onto Whipple Ave
  7. Turn left onto Veterans Blvd
  8. Turn right onto Brewster Ave
  9. Turn left onto Winslow St
  10. Destination will be on the left.


You should bring a highlighter, pencils, a blue or black pen, a pocket calculator and a photo ID. If you are upgrading please bring copies that we can keep for forwarding of; your current license, any CSCE’s or other documentation that you have. Bring any documents that you have, including expired licenses, etc. We sometimes need them to establish dates.

This is a cram style session, we have found that it works best if you do NOT study any of the material prior to the session, rest well and have a light breakfast and come prepared to study.

Lunch is available at shopping areas a short distance away or bring a sack lunch. We will have coffee, tea hot water and hot chocolate available.

CONTACT: Ross Peterson, 650-349-5349

FAX: 650-570-5558

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Study and Test Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Orientation
9:00 - 9:45 Study
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Study
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:45 Study
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 1:45 Study
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 2:45 Study
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Study
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00(?) Testing

73, Ross Peterson WB6ZBU

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