BARS & FRRL 2018 - General Class License Course
Do you want to upgrade your Tech license to a General Class License?
Here's your chance to study for that upgrade!!
Throughout the year, BARS offers multi-week Amateur Radio License training classes at no charge for people wishing to prepare for either their first amateur radio license or for a license upgrade.
The General class is a joint venture which will be co-presented by the Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) and the Fox River Radio League (FRRL).
General Class Course
When: Saturday Mornings
Time: 9:00 AM -to- 12:00 PM (noon)
Dates: Sept 8 -thru- Nov 10, 2018
Where: Golden Corral - Aurora
4270 E. New York St., Aurora, IL
This class is being sponcored by: Golden Corral - Aurora - 4270 East New York Street, Aurora, IL
(North of the Fox Valley Mall).
(Please Register Below)
BARS & FRRL General Class License Course
The Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is once again joining together with the Fox River Radio League (FRRL) to presnt a NEW – Amateur Radio General Class License education course this fall.
This is a FREE 10 week course. Where you will learn everything you need to upgrade your Amateur (Ham) Radio license to a General Class FCC radio license.
This class is designed for people who are already in the hobby as Technician Class licensed Hams and are interested in upgrading to a General Class license to get more involved in the world of the Amateur Radio. Although it helps to have a Technician Class License already, it’s not mandatory to just attend this course. (However you will need to take and pass the Technician Class license Exam prior to testing for your General Class license). There is no age limit to class attendance. There is only the need of interest in the Amateur Radio hobby, and a willingness to attend the classes, learn and study. In class, be prepared for interactive group participation, independent reading and interactive web tools study. There will be a VE Test Exam on the last (10th) week of the course. Not to fret, if you attend the classes, and study the General course provides you with the knowledge and information you’ll need to pass the exam. ANYONE is invited to join the course or “sit in” as a refresher. If you’ve wanted to upgrade your license to a General Class License – Now is the time to do it!
General Class Flyer - PDF Files::
|General Class - Pg 1||General Class - Pg 2|
General Class Course Material:
The ARRL offers the General Class License Manual 8th Edition we will be using in this class.
Attending the Class is FREE but in order to get a head count, we are asking that you pre-register so we know you are coming. Please click the link below to go to the FRRL website and register.
2018 General Class Schedule:
All classes are from 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
The General Class Schedule below, will be updated as instructor changes are finalized:
- Sep 8
|Ch. 1|| Introduction
- Sep 15
|Ch. 2|| Proceedures & Practices
- Sep 22
|Ch. 3|| Rules & Regulations
||John Miller|| W9JDM
- Sep 29
|Ch. 5 *|| Radio Signals & Equipment
- Oct 6
|Ch. 6 *|| Digital Modes
- Oct 13
|Ch. 4 *|| Components & Circuits
- Oct 20
|Ch. 7|| Antennas
- Oct 27
|Ch. 8|| Propagation
- Nov 3
|Ch. 9|| Electrical & RF Safety
- Nov 10
|VE Test|| VE Testing
- Fee: $15. Photo ID & Copy of FCC License
| NI-ARTT VE Team
*Study Note:The Presentation Order of Chapters 4, 5 & 6 - has been changed to: Chapters 5, 6, & 4.
This is not a Cram Class. A good amount of study on your own will be required on your part.
A very useful online Flash Card, Practice Test, and Study Guide is: HamStudy.Org
Golden Corral4270 East New York StreetAurora, IL 60504
If you wish, to enjoy breakfast please come early.
BARS & FRRL members are invited to come early, eat breakfast, and offer their support.
This Course is co-presented by:
FRRL - Fox River Radio League -- website: www.frrl.orgBARS - Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society -- website: www.k9bar.org
For more information about the Technician Class or to register you can also email: ClassRegistration@frrl.org
BARS - Education Committee
|Committee Chair||Cyndi Gillies||K9NAX||email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Committee Members||Lance Clarke||W9QB||email: email@example.com|
FRRL - Education Committee
|Committee Chair||Allen Nelson||KB9VO||email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Committee Members||Dan Taddei||W9STS||email: email@example.com|
|Dave Booher||W9BOO||email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
If you are interested in being a part of the BARS Education Committee, please contact Cyndi Gillies, K9NAX