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The Desert R.A.T.S. Ametuer Radio Club is pleased to announce the next training class we will be holding.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
40840 Washington Street
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203-9588

Corner of Washington and Ave 41. There is a traffic light at the intersection. There will be signs to direct you to the correct room for the class.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

January 10, 2018 to February 14, 2018

$30 for the book.
Testing will be extra.

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM to Noon
You will need to bring 2 forms of ID. One of the forms of ID has to be a Government Issued Photo ID.


Sign-up for Class


How to find a testing site?

To find testing sites located throughout the United States, please visit the ARRL website at to find ARRL testing centers.

There are other testing groups through out the USA. You will need to ask a local Ham Operator about them. In Southern California,  you can find other testing dates and location at the following web address: This is the Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group VEC website. They only charge $5 for their testing whereas other charge $15.

If you are closer to San Diego, check out for other testing locations from Escondid south.


For the Coachella Valley

There is usually testing on the following days of each month.  Please verify the dates and times as they may change from time to time.

American Red Cross building in Palm Desert. Address: 39665 Entrepreneur Lane, Palm Desert CA 92211.  e-mail to verify the date and time of the testing.

January, March, May, July, September, November:  1st Wednesday of the month. Pre-registration needed.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building. Address: 1400 Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262. E-mail to verify date and time for all testing in Palm Springs. This location requests that you do not bring coffee, tea or tobacco products on the premises.

February, June, August, December: 1st Saturday of the month

April and October: 2nd Saturday of the month.

For those of you interested in studying by yourself here are some helpful resources for you.

KB6NU No-Nonsense Study Guides

Selection_001 Amateur Radio Practice Exams