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 24, 2018

The Fox River Radio League will be holding a free 10 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 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Sat. Jan. 20

Sat. Jan. 27

Sat. Feb. 3

Sat. Feb. 10

Sat. Feb. 17

Sat. Feb.  24

Sat. Mar. 3

Sat. Mar. 10

Sat. Mar. 17

Tue. Mar. 20

Sat. Mar. 24
Chapter  4

Chapter 1,2,3

Chapter 5

Chapter 11

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 10

Chapter 9

Chapter 6

VE Test

Alt. VE Test
Electrical Principles


Components and Building Blocks


Radio Signals and Measurements

Modulation, protocols, and Modes

Topics in Radio Propagation

Antennas and Feed Lines

Radio Circuits and Systems

Regularly Scheduled VE Testing.

Extra class VE Testing
Denny Barfuss, W9HI

Roger Bara, W9YU

Dan Harmon, W9YKK

Harry Jones, K9DXA

John Greusel, KC9OJV

Mike Urso, K9FE

Dan Taddei, W9STS

Peter Walter, K9PW

Denny Barfuss, W9HI

Paul Mandrik, AC9BS

Paul Mandrik, AC9BS
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