Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
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Rochester Hamfest



Amateur Radio Licensing Courses

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Get Your Ham License or Upgrade to the Next Level!

Are you interested in getting your ham license or upgrading to the next level but aren‘t sure you can pass the exam without help? You can bet you aren‘t alone; and RaRa is ready to help with instructors standing by. Our licensing courses are held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and consists of 10 weekly sessions. Courses are taught for all 3 license levels: Technician, General, and Amateur Extra using the ARRL License Manuals, which are available for purchase through RaRa.

Class space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Please email to ensure you have a seat!

Licensing courses are FREE to current members and only $15.00 for non-members.

Not a current RaRa member? Membership starts at FREE! (click here for details)

2019 Winter/Spring License Classes

The Technician and General classes will be held starting Tuesday February 26, 2019, 7:00PM to 9:30PM, at RIT.

The Extra will be held Tuesday evenings, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, starting February 12, 2019 (note the early start date). Attendees should have a scientific calculator such as a TI-30X IIS or Casio FX-300MS. In preparation for the first session. Click here for an introductory letter from the instructor.

The question pool for Technician has been updated and New License Manuals available. Those signing up for the Technician or General classes may purchase a License Manual for $25. To register for classes and order a License Manual, email

Classes are FREE to RaRa members and $15 for non members. Click here to join RaRa!


Technician Class — Gleason Bldg Room 9-3139

General Class — Gleason Bldg Room 9-3129

Extra Class — Gannett Hall Room 2235 (Harris Think Tank)

The instructors will be using the ARRL Licensing manual:


If you need one, you can order it direct by clicking on the manual above or it can be purchased during registration for the discounted rate of $25.00 please make checks payable to RaRa, or have exact change.

Last revised: 02/05/19 02:35 PM

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