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Education and Testing Schedule

Amateur Radio Licensing Classes

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

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

Class Schedule

ClassDatesSessionsTesting
Fall 2019 TechnicianAug 14, 2019 to
Sep 18, 2019
6Sep 28, 2019
Fall 2019 GeneralSep 25, 2019 to
Nov 13, 2019
8Nov 19, 2019
Winter 2020 ExtraJan 08, 2020 to
Mar 11, 2020
10Mar 17, 2020

Minnesota Hands Free Law Now in Effect

Everyone driving in the State of Minnesota is reminded amendments to Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169.011, subdivision 94; 169.475 USE OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, enacted by HF50, took effect August 1, 2019.

These amended statutes are popularly known as the Minnesota Hands Free Law.

Drivers are encouraged to review the amended statutes and familiarize themselves with definitions, prohibition on use, penalty, and exceptions in 169.475 USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE and the Amateur Radio exception in Subd. 94. Wireless communications device.

Amateur Radio Operators engaged in mobile operation in the State of Minnesota should consider carrying two documents which may be useful in the event they are stopped for potentially violating the Minnesota Hands Free Law.