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Above picture taken several years ago at a Extra Class training session.

The Hamfesters Radio Club    is offering a series of evening classes to prepare you for the General class FCC exam.


Class agenda: General study material from the ARRL License Manual (8th edition).
The evening is filled with in-depth study of radio theory, antennas, safety, and applicable rules and regulations. Home reading and study will be required.  Training will require study the assigned pages in the ARRL License Manual, and watching a nicely prepared video at home.  You will need home access to a computer and the internet for the videos.  Class will assume you have studied the License Manual and watched the excellent videos by Dave, KE0OG.   The instructors will be available to review the difficult topics where you might have questions. 

The training cost is $30 which covers the cost of the ARRL License Manual  (There is no charge for the class if you bring your own study manual).  The ARRL License Manual  (8th edition) is our study guide. We will order your license manual for you upon your request. You also may purchase your ARRL License Manual from the ARRL, well stocked local book store, or online at Amazon.  A small inexpensive calculator might be useful in working through some of the problems.  Your smart phone is OK in class but you can’t use it for the VE test. 

If you are interested in upgrading your Ham radio operator license, this is your best chance.  You do not have to be a member of any club to take the class – just real interest in obtaining your General ham license.  Your instructors are: Mel, NE9A, and Brian, W9HLQ

We need your name, contact phone number or email address and whether you need a License Manual or not.

Please register now by calling/email Brian or Mel  (so we can order your materials) contact:

Brian Davis, W9HLQ. Phone: 708/606-3801 (9 AM till 9 PM, please)   email:


Mel Marcus, NE9A, Phone: 708/906-4792  (9 AM till 9 PM, please)

Get your Technician License with self-study!
Read this.

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Practice FCC written exams or CW practice
KE0OG Videos
[Videos for General Class]
Ward’s Web site
[download morse teaching program from here]

Check out our photos from prior classes