Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
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Amateur Radio Licensing Courses

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 Get Your Ham License or Upgrade to the Next Level!
Next Series Starts Winter 2023!

Are you interested in getting your ham license or upgrading to the next level but are not sure you can pass the exam without help? You can bet you are not alone; and RaRa is ready to help with instructors standing by. For Winter 2023, our licensing courses will be held online and consists of 10 weekly sessions. Technician, General, and Amateur Extra using the ARRL License Manuals, which are available for purchase through RaRa.

Licensing courses are FREE to current. Testing is FREE. Our classes are scheduled to end just before a RaRa VE testing session.

Not a current RaRa member? Membership starts at FREE for students and $15 for regular members! (click here for details)

2023 Winter License Classes

Classes will start in September:

• Technician starting on 1/10

• General starting on 1/12

All classes will be online via Zoom. If you are interested in taking one of these classes in the, please contact the education coordinator. To get started, please email

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 at a general meeting at a rate of $25.00 please make checks payable to RaRa, or have exact change.

Note: As of July 1st 2022, all Technician license exams are now using a new question pool. The General question pool will be updated on July 1st 2023.

Last revised: 12/08/22 10:55 AM

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