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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
Winter 2018 ExtraJan 10, 2018 to
Mar 14, 2018
10Mar 20, 2018
Spring 2018 TechnicianMar 28, 2018 to
May 02, 2018
6May 15, 2018
Fall 2018 TechnicianAug 15, 2018 to
Sep 19, 2018
6Sep 29, 2018
Fall 2018 GeneralSep 26, 2018 to
Nov 14, 2018
8Nov 20, 2018
Winter 2019 ExtraJan 02, 2019 to
Mar 06, 2019
10Mar 19, 2019
Spring 2019 TechnicianApr 03, 2019 to
May 08, 2019
6May 21, 2019
Fall 2019 TechnicianAug 07, 2019 to
Sep 11, 2019
6Sep 28, 2019
Fall 2019 GeneralSep 18, 2019 to
Nov 13, 2019
8Nov 19, 2019
Winter 2020 ExtraJan 08, 2020 to
Mar 11, 2020
10Mar 17, 2020

The Golden Age of Amateur Radio is Now

In episode 179 of the Foundations of Amateur Radio podcast, Onno VK6FLAB, makes the case that we are living in the Golden Age of Amateur Radio.

Imagine a world where electronics are pervasive, a transceiver can be purchased for the price of two Big Macs, kits are designed and built using simple tools at home, software makes it possible to invent new methods of communication on an almost daily basis, where long distance contacts are made throughout the day using milliwatts while ionospheric propagation is at an all-time low, where national parks and peaks are being activated at an increasing rate, where new people join in every day, where it’s easier and easier to obtain a license and where the word geek is held as a badge of honour.

That world is here, it’s now … 1