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 our Allen, KB9VO at:  education [at]
You can also contact Public Relations, Cyndi, K9NAX at: pr [at] or click [Send PR Email]

General Class
Saturday Mornings
Sept. 8 thru Nov. 10, 2018

(Please register below)




Saturday mornings Sept. 8 thru Nov 10. 2018

9:00 AM until noon

Golden Corral
4270 East New York Street
Aurora, IL

Flyer - updated 9/5/18

The Fox River Radio League (FRRL) is joining together with the Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) to co-present a NEW – Amateur Radio General Class license training course.

This course is a FREE 10 week course.  Where you will learn everything you need to Upgrade your Amateur (Ham) Radio license to a General class.

This class is designed for hams who have a Technician License and want to upgrade to the General class.  Be prepared for both interactive, group and individual study. There will be a VE test license exam on the last week of the course. 

The textbook for the class will be the ARRL General Class License Manual 8th Edition Be sure you have a copy before the class.   Books can be purchased online through at local hamfests, or other online sources such as Amazon, and Kindle.  Additional study material will be given to you at the classes.  After receiving your ARRL Ham Radio License Manual book, be sure to review the book and read the first chapter.  To be ready to dive into learning at the first class and to ask questions.

(Direct links to purchase various formats of the book are available on the right)

ARRL offers the Ham Radio License Manual that we will be using in this class.


This class is complete.  Watch for future classes to be posted in 2019.

2018 General Class Schedule (Updated 8/25/18)
All classes are 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Sat. Sep 8

Sat. Sep 15

Sat. Sep 22

Sat. Sep 29

Sat. Oct 6

Sat. Oct 13

Sat. Oct 20

Sat. Oct 27

Sat. Nov 3

Sat Nov 10


Procedures & Practices

Rules and Regulations

Radio Signals & Equipment

Digital Modes

Components & Circuits



Electrical & RF Safety

VE Testing

Patrick Smith, N9TBD

Roger Bara, W9YU

John Miller, W9JDM

Dan Taddei, W9STS

Ryan Schultz, W9UEY

Denny Barfuss, W9HI

Dean Gearheart, KB9BL

Gary Smith, AA9JS

Priscilla Miller, AE9PM


THIS IS NOT A CRAM CLASS, HOWEVER A good amount of study on your own will be required.

Golden Corral
4270 East New York Street
Aurora, IL  60504

For more information on VE sessions see VE Test Sessions.

Course is sponsored by: Golden Corral - Aurora, IL

If you wish, to enjoy breakfast too, please come early.
Members from FRRL and BARS are invited to come early, eat breakfast, and offer their support.

Course is co-presented by:

FRRL - Fox River Radio League -- website:
BARS - Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society -- website:

 Golden Corral
4270 East New York Street, Aurora, IL