Classes

None Scheduled at this Time

License Classes To Start September 9
The Greene County Amateur Radio License Courses, jointly sponsored by the three Greene County amateur radio clubs (Bellbrook, Fairborn and Xenia) and Greene County ARES, are meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Nov. 4. A Greene County VE Test Session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

The entry level Technician Class Course meets in the Training Center at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club Clubhouse, Room 1 Sugarcreek Elementary School, 51 South East St, Bellbrook, OH 45305. No prior experience is required and there is no minimum age required to earn a Technician Class license. Morse Code no longer is required for any amateur radio license.

The General Class Course meets and the Test Session meets in the Training Room at Beavercreek Township Fire Station 61 located at 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road just west of Orchard Lane. The test session will be held at the same location.

The Extra Class Course meets in the Training Room at Fairborn Fire Station 2 located at 2200 Commerce Center Blvd just south of Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd (just east of I-675).

Even if you are not registered for the classes, you are welcome to sit in on any session. Anyone may attend the exam session. It is not restricted to students.

Email W8HJR to register.

Updated 6/20/18

Detailed directions to the respective sites will be provided to students
upon request.

There is no charge for the courses or for the test session but all students
are encouraged to have a copy of the respective ARRL License Manual. Please
see note below about purchasing options for a license manual-now also
available in Kindle e-book format for computers and mobile devices.

Please pass this information along to any "prospective hams" you know.
Also, all current Technician Class hams are encouraged to consider upgrading
to General Class and the Greene County General Class Course provides an
ideal opportunity.

To register for one of the courses or for more information, please contact Henry Ruminski W8HJR by email at henry.ruminski@wright.edu or by phone (between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM) at (leave message if no answer).937-232-9272 (leave message if no answer).

73, Henry Ruminski W8HJR

Coordinator, Greene County License Courses
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PURCHASING OPTIONS FOR A LICENSE MANUAL

1. ARRL License Manuals may be ordered at the first class session for a
special discounted price of $25. Payment is due at time of order. License
Manuals usually are available by the 2nd class session.

2. ARRL license manuals are now available in Kindle format (and paperback) from Amazon: Technician, General, Amateur Extra. ARRL License Manuals may be ordered at the first class session for a special discounted price of $25. Payment is due at time of order. License Manuals usually are available by the 2nd class session. ARRL License Manuals may be ordered directly from the ARRL Bookstore for $29.95 plus shipping; or from R&L Electronics in Hamilton, OH for $26.95 plus tax plus shipping (or pick up in person—call first to check stock.

3. ARRL License Manuals for the respective class of license sometimes are
available at local book stores. Price may vary. List price of ARRL License
Manuals is $29.95-BE SURE TO GET THE CURRENT EDITION.

Make sure you are purchasing a current edition:

-- Technician Class License Manual must be good for exams taken between
July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2018

-- General Class License Manual must be good for exams taken between July
1, 2015 and June 30, 2019

-- Extra Class License Manual must be good for exams taken between July
1, 2016 and June 30, 2020

NEW: ARRL License Manuals also are now available from ARRL and Amazon as
Kindle e-books for computers and mobile devices.

4. For questions about purchasing license manuals, email Fred Stone at
W8LLY@ARRL.net.