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Early 2019 is the best time for you to get your ham license! Sponsored by The DuPage Amateur Radio Club (DARC)

1. Technician Class License
This is the entry level license for Amateur Radio where you will learn the fundamentals of this hobby.  It’s the place to get started! There are 8 classes on consecutive Saturdays, starting on January 12th, 2019.  Classes are held at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, from 9am until noon.  The last class is a wrap-up and you will take the test for your license.  The class is free.  You will need a book, “The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 4th Edition” which is available from Amazon.com for about $30.  The photo of the book (upper left) is a link to Amazon. Click on it if you want to go to Amazon to purchase it.

The cost of the test is $15, payable on the last day of class.


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2. General Class License

The General License gives you more operating privileges and frequencies, and covers some basic electronics theory which you will encounter as you grow into the hobby.  You will be able to make contacts using Morse Code, Voice, and Digital modes. There are 8 classes on consecutive Saturdays, starting on January 12th, 2019.  Classes will be held at the Westmont Fire Department, 6015 South Cass Ave. from 9am until noon.  The last class is a wrap-up and you will take the test for your license.  The class is free.  You will need a book, “The ARRL General Class License Manual, 8th Edition” which is available from Amazon.com for about $30.  The photo of the book (upper left) is a link to Amazon. Click on it to go to Amazon where you can purchase it.

The cost of the test is $15, payable on the last day of class.

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The Extra Class License gives you all Amateur Radio operating privileges allowed by the Federal Communications Commission.  It is the highest level license in Amateur Radio, with an emphasis on electronics and radio communications theory.

There are 9 classes on consecutive Saturdays, starting on January 5th, 2019.  Classes are held at the Westmont Fire Department, 6015 South Cass Ave. from 9am until noon.  The last class is a wrap-up and you will take the test for your license.  The class is free.  You will need a book, “The ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 11th  Edition” which is available from Amazon.com for about $30.  The photo of the book (upper left) is a link to Amazon. Click it to go there and purchase the book if you like.


The cost of the test is $15, payable on the last day of class.

 

REGISTRATION: To register for a class, send an email to:  education@w9dup.org with your Name, Address, Phone Number, email address, and the class you want to attend.  You will receive an acknowledgement of registration.


 

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