Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
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Rochester Hamfest



Amateur Radio Licensing Courses

(Note — New Time and Location for Extra Class)

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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)

2018 Spring License Classes

While courses began on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, you are welcome to join at any time.

Extra Class

The Extra Class will meet at 6pm Tuesdays in room CAR-1210 (first floor of Carlson Hall, rear of building).

Closest parking is F Lot; rows FA, FB, and FC are closest.
Reserved spots are open to all after 5 PM. Handicap parking is available.
Carlson Hall was built on top two rows of F Lot. Building has distinctive copper-tinted windows.

Technician and General (Note new room location)

The Technician and General classes meet Tuesdays at 7pm in rooms 1129 & 1139 of Building 9
(Gleason Engineering Bldg)

You can park in Lot J.
Go up the steps toward the courtyard (behind the building with the big RIT letters on it) and straight across the courtyard.

There will be signs at the door. Rooms 3129 & 3139 are on the 3rd floor which is one floor above entry level.

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: 03/12/18 01:09 PM

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