The FRRL offers multi-week classes throughout the year at no charge for people wishing to prepare for their first amateur radio license or for a license upgrade.

For more information contact Allen, KB9VO at:  education [at] 

Amateur Extra Class
January 20 thru March 17, 2018

The Fox River Radio League will be holding a free 7 week course where you can learn everything you need to upgrade to the Amateur Extra Class amateur radio license.

This class is designed for people with some background in radio and a General class license. Be prepared for individual study also. This is not an easy test, but with study, passing follows. The test is a 50 question multiple choice written test.
ANYONE is invited to join the class or “sit in” as a refresher.

The textbook for the class will be The Amateur Extra Class License Manual, 11th Edition. Be sure you have a copy for class. Books can be purchased online through, at local hamfests or several other online sources. Additional study material will be given to you at the classes.

After receiving your book, be sure to view the "ARRL Supplement page" for more info and "Updates and Corrections" for this book.

ARRL offers the Book and a supplement page for the Extra Class:
2018 Extra Class Schedule:
All classes are 9:00am -- 1:00 pm
Saturday Jan. 20

Saturday Jan. 27

Saturday Feb. 3

Saturday Feb. 10

Saturday Feb. 17

Saturday Feb.  24

Saturday Mar. 3

Saturday Mar. 10

Saturday Mar. 17

Tuesday Mar. 20
Chapter  1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

The Extra Class overview
Operating Practices
Operating details
Rules & Regulations
Standards and Restrictions

Electrical Principles
Mathematics in radio
Electrical and Magnetic Fields
Principles of Circuits

Components and Building Blocks
Semiconductor Devices
Display Devices
Digital Logic

Radio Circuits and Systems
AF and RF Amplifiers and Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Radio Signals and Measurements
AC Waveforms and Measurements
Test Equipment
Receiver Performance, Interference, and Noise

Modulation, protocols, and Modes
Modulation Systems
Digital Protocols and modes
Amateur Television

Antennas and Feed Lines
Basics of Antennas and Transmission Lines
Practical Antenna Design

Topics in Radio Propagation
Solar Effects
HF, VHF, UHF, and Microwave Propagation

Hazardous Materials
RF Exposure
Grounding and Bonding

VE Test

Contact Allen, KB9VO at:  education [at] for info. No need to pre-register

Messenger Library
113 Oak St.
North Aurora, IL

For more information on VE sessions see VE Test Sessions.

 Messenger Library Location
113 Oak St., North Aurora, IL