Any classes in the central coast, ca or online to learn about radio, etc applications and theory? I know it's an experimental hobby. It would be nice to learn day apes on my radio and what things mean not by the manual but by a teacher.
The one-day classes are good for learning the questions and their answers, but really does little more than help pass the examination. We have classes like that about once a month in different parts of the county and we always conduct an exam session at the end of the class. However, the instructors always emphasize that the students do additional study and practice once they have their licenses.There's a gentleman in Metro Detroit that goes around teaching one day Saturday Tech Classes. Everyone seems to like his teaching style. He's made a dvd of one of his classes. Maybe the OP would be interested. Here's a link to the info about it:
One-Day Tech Class DVD now available - KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
The Tech download you have is an great read and good way to start out .......Hey....I'm no gentleman. I'm just KB6NU.
The videos on the DVD are also available for free on my YouTube channel. The DVD is nice because not only do you get all 48 videos on a single DVD, I throw in copies of the Kindle, Nook, and PDF versions of my Technician Class license study guide. To order a copy, go to One-Day Tech Class DVD - KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog.
K6CPO is correct. The goal of this class is to teach you the answers to the questions on the test. Along the way, you do learn something about radio, but the idea is that once you get your license, you'll actually start doing radio and then learn by doing.