2019 - General Class License Course
Do you want to upgrade your 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 will again be presented by the Northern Illinois Amateur Radio Training and Testing (NIART). This starts a new education collaboration venture in association with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) along with local clubs, which include: the Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) the Chicago Suburban Radio Association (CSRA) and the Fox River Radio League (FRRL).
General Class Course
When: Saturday Mornings
Time: 9:00 AM -to- 12:00 PM (noon)
Dates: Sept 21 -thru- Nov 23, 2019
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).
To Register Go To: http://niartt.org/register
NIARTT - General Class License Course
The Northern Illinois Amateur Radio Training and Testing (NIARTT) is once again presenting a NEW Education Collaboration with a few local Amateur Radio organizations. The Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) together with the Chicago Suburban Radio Association (CSRA) and 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!
The textbook for the class will be the ARRLGeneral Class License Manual, 9th Edition. Be sure you have a copy before the class. Books can be purchased online through www.arrl.org, atlocal hamfests, or other online sources such as Amazon, and Kindle. Additional study material will be given to you at the classes. After receiving your ARRL General Class License Manual textbook, be sure to review the book and read the first chapter. To be ready to dive into learning at the first class and to ask questions.
General Class Flyer - PDF Files::
General Class 2 page flyer
General Class - Announcement
General Class Course Material:
The ARRL General Class License Manual, 9th Edition.
The ARRL offers the General Class License Manual 9th Edition we will be using in this class.
ARRL Textbook URL: http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-General-Class-License-Manual-9th-Edition/
TO REGISTER - CLICK BUTTON BELOW
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.
2019 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:
|| Chapter *
- Sep 21
| Ch. 1
| Patrick Smith
- Sep 28
| Ch. 2
|| Proceedures & Practices
| Roger Bara
- Oct 5
| Ch. 3
|| Rules & Regulations
- Oct 12
| Ch. 4
|| Components & Circuits
| Jaye Sauer
- Oct 19
| Ch. 5
|| Radio Signals & Equipment
- Oct 26
| Ch. 6
|| Digital Modes
- Nov 2
| Ch. 7
| Ron Delpiere-Smith
- Nov 9
| Ch. 8
| Gary Smith
- Nov 16
| Ch. 9
|| Electrical & RF Safety
| Priscilla Miller
- Nov 23
| VE Test
|| VE Testing
- Fee: $15. Photo ID & Copy of FCC License
| NI-ARTT VE Team
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
for tips on using HamStudy.org you can email: Cyndi Gillies, K9NAX at: K9NAX@arrl.net or NIARTT.firstname.lastname@example.org
4270 East New York Street
Aurora, IL 60504
This Course is sponsored by: Golden Corral - Aurora, IL
If you wish, to enjoy breakfast please come early.
BARS, CSRA, and FRRL club members are invited to come early, eat breakfast, and offer their support.
This Course is presented by:
NIARTT - Northern IL Ameteur Radio Training & Testing -- website: www.niartt.org
In affiliation with:
ARRL - American Radio Relay League-- website: www.arrl.org
BARS - Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society -- website: www.k9bar.org
For more information about this course contact NIARTT email: NIARTT.email@example.com
NIARTT website: www.niartt.org