2017-2018 Education and Testing Schedule

RRRA offer periodic series of weekly classes in preparation for FCC Amateur Radio license tests. These classes are held Wednesday evenings, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, on the 3rd floor of the West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd St E, West Fargo, ND 58078 , http://www.westfargolibrary.com

RRRA also offer Amateur Radio license testing sessions after the completion of each series of weekly classes, in conjunction with the RRRA Hamfest, and at other times during the year.

Amateur Radio Licensing Classes

ClassDatesSessionsTesting
Winter 2017 ExtraJanuary 11, 2017 to March 15, 201710March 21, 2017
Spring 2017 TechnicianApril 5, 2017 to May 10, 20176May 16, 2017
Fall 2017 TechnicianAugust 2, 2017 to September 6, 20176September 30, 2017
Fall 2017 GeneralSeptember 27, 2017 to November 15, 20178November 21, 2017
Winter 2018 ExtraJanuary 10, 2018 to March 14, 201810January 16, 2018

There is no charge for instruction; however a textbook is required (approximate cost $30)

Textbooks

  • Technician Class Manual [ARRL] [Amazon] - ISBN 978-1-62595-031-0 (for use until 30 June 2018)
  • General Class Manual [ARRL] [Amazon] - ISBN 978-1-62595-031-4 (for use until 30 June 2019)
  • Extra Class Manual [ARRL] [Amazon] - ISBN 978-1-62595-045-1 (for use until June 30, 2020)

Amateur Radio License Testing

RRRA Volunteer Examiners (VEs) conduct Amateur Radio license testing sessions bi-monthly.

Please see our index of License Testing dates for a complete list of currently scheduled testing dates along with information about License Test Prerequisites and Checking Your License Status.