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Amateur Radio Classes and Examination Sessions in the St Charles Area

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Amateur Radio Classes

The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Technician License Course and an Amateur General Class License Upgrade Course. The courses will be held at St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall DR, Cottleville, MO 63376.

Class Descriptions:

Ham radio provides the broadest and most powerful wireless communications capability available. An entry-level ham radio license class that will give you the ability to communicate with other hams around the world using a variety of modes. Textbook required, Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition Item # 0222 (ISBN 978-1-62595-013-0) $29.95. Buy from SCARC and save shipping, from the ARRL or from SCARC at a monthly meeting or our Hamfest in August.
Amazon also carries the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual in both paper and Kindel e-book versions; if you click on used, make sure you're buying a 3rd Edition Manual.

Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm; 10 sessions starting March 15th ending May 17th (exam date).
Class ID: 10908 Register on-line
Tuition: $10.00
Instructor: Rick Crockett
Location: St. Charles Community College , Rm. SSB 1403
Registration Closes On: March 15, 2017 at  11:59 PM

Amateur Extra Class License
Instruction will lead you through all of the knowledge you need to pass the exam: rules, specific operating skills and more advanced electronics theory. As an Amateur Extra Class license, you will have full privileges on all frequencies authorized by the FCC for Amateur Radio.

Please read:
Prerequisite: Must already hold a General Class license. Textbook required, ARRL Extra Class License Manual 10th Edition Order # 5170 (ISBN: 978-0-87259-517-0) $29.95. Buy from SCARC and save shipping, or from the ARRL.

Class ID: 10907 Register on-line here
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm; 10-12 sessions starting March 15th and ending May 31st (exam date). May do exam May 17th if the class so desires.
Tuition: $10.00
Instructor: Rick Crockett
Location: St. Charles Community College , Rm. SSB 1405
Registration Closes On: March 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Monthly Examination Sessions

Exam sessions are usually held before club meetings at 6:30 pm on the 4th Monday of the month (except December) at the club meeting location.

Please register in advance by email to or

You will need to bring:
Two forms of ID, at least one of which is a government issued photo ID (usually a drivers license)
Both the original and a photocopy of your existing license if upgrading
Your Federal Registration Number (FRN)
(Get one from the Federal Communications Comission at FRN Registration
You may bring a calculator if you wish; any memories must be cleared before the exam.
The exam fee is $15 cash.

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