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Upgrade Your License!

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club is pleased to offer free upgrade classes for those wishing to prepare for the General and Extra Class exams. Classes will be held on Friday evenings at the Reynoldsville Ambulance building, on Main Street in Reynoldsville. Classes will begin at 6:30 pm, and will be held every Friday beginning February 8th, with three exceptions: Feb. 15th and Mar. 15th, which are the QCARC meeting nights, and Mar. 29th which is Good Friday.

Back by popular demand, as an added bonus we will offer optional Morse Code training beginning at 6:00 pm for those who are interested. Even though code is no longer required for any license, there is quite a bit of CW activity on the bands, and this unique skill is very useful to round out your abilities. Completely optional, this training will enable Technicians to operate legally on the 80, 40, 20 and 15 meter HF bands using CW. If you have any musical ability at all, the method we will use is guaranteed to get you up to speed or double your tuition back!

A VE Test session will be scheduled for a date following the completion of the class at a date, time and place to be announced.

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2 comments to Upgrade Your License!

  • ted lyons

    what is required to renew an existing technician license expiration date 02-18-2014

    • You have to wait until 90 days before it expires, which in your case would be 11/20/2013 or thereafter.
      With your existing license at hand, go to the FCC ULS website and log in. You will need your “FRN” (a 10-digit number) which is on your license.

      Once you’re logged in, select “renew your license.” Make any necessary changes, “certify” by typing your name into the spaces provided, click submit, and you’re all done.

      Here is the link to the full FCC instructions: http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=cft&id=amateur&page=cft_renew_amateur

      Of course, if you upgrade, the renewal is automatic if it’s within the 90 day period. (VE exams are scheduled for November 23 and December 5th… Hint, hint!) :)

      73, Joe W3BC
      ps: Will we see you at the picnic and/or other functions? It’s been years! Stop by and say howdy sometime!!!

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