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Amateur Radio Classes

The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club sponsored Amateur Radio Technician License and Amateur General License Upgrade for Amateur Radio Operators will be held Tuesday evenings, beginning September 14th with the exam on November 16th at Saint Charles Community College. Registration Details will be made available once the college opens scheduling.

Technician License
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 4th Edition Item # 0826 (ISBN 978-1-62595-082-6) $32.95. Buy from SCARC Store and save shipping, from the ARRL.

General License Upgrade
The General Class license is the second of three US Amateur Radio licenses. To upgrade to General Class, you must already hold a Technician Class license (or have recently passed the Technician license exam). Upgrading to a General license--which conveys extensive HF privileges—only requires passing a written examination; Morse Code no longer required. Once you do, the entire range of operating modes and the majority of the amateur spectrum below 30 MHz become available to you. Textbook required, General Class License Manual 9th Edition Item #1069 (ISBN 978-1-62595-106-9 $32.95 Buy from SCARC Store and save shipping, from the ARRL or from SCARC at a monthly meeting, or first night of class.

Prerequisite:Must already hold a Technician Class license.

Monthly Examination Sessions

When in person meetings resume, exam sessions will resume. They are usually held before club meetings at 6:00 pm on the 4th Monday of the month (except December) at the club meeting location.

Please register in advance to: Wayne AB0GR or Ken W0KAH

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