Education and Testing Schedule

Amateur Radio Licensing Classes

Get started in Amateur Radio—or upgrade your license—with a class presented by one of RRRA’s experienced instructors.

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 , and run for 6 to 10 weeks.

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

Class Schedule

ClassDatesSessionsTesting
Winter 2020 ExtraJan 08, 2020 to
Mar 11, 2020
10Mar 17, 2020

Textbooks

Technician License Course Textbook
  • HamRadioSchool.com—June 11, 2012
  • For the 2018-2022 question pool
  • ISBN-10: 1477595457
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477595459

Purchasing links:

General License Course Textbook
  • HamRadioSchool.com—June 3, 2019
  • For the 2019-2023 question pool
  • ISBN-10: 1072023512
  • ISBN-13: 978-1072023512

Purchasing links:

Extra License Course Textbook
  • ARRL Extra Class License Manual 11th Edition—April 2016
  • Includes all the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use through June 30, 2020
  • Available as:
    • Regular Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-62595-045-1)
    • Spiral Bound (ISBN: 978-1-62595-055-0)

Purchasing Links

Amateur Radio License Testing

RRRA Volunteer Examiners (VEs) conduct Amateur Radio license testing sessions on an approximately bi-monthly basis—including after the completion of each series of weekly classes and in conjunction with the RRRA Hamfest.

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.

Use the ARRL Find an Amateur Radio License Exam Session page to locate testing opportunities offered by other organizations.