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Amateur General Ham Radio Class!

Free Amateur Radio upgrade class, if you currently hold a Technician Licence and want to upgrade to General, this is your chance to learn with the best. Join us for this great class.

PRLog - Feb. 25, 2013 - WECA will be conducting its annual preparatory class for the Amateur General exam this spring.  Holders of the General license are permitted many additional frequency privileges including access to all HF bands.  The class will run for nine weeks starting Tuesday evening April 16th from 7-9 PM at the Westchester Fire Training Academy, 4 Dana Avenue in Valhalla.  Classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM per the schedule below.  On Thursday of the 9th week, a VE test session will be conducted at this location ($15 testing fee).  Ref. www.weca.org (http://www.weca.org/)

Please join us for this free interactive course taught by a team of knowledgeable Amateur Radio Operators from WECA.  Instructors will be Amateur Extra and General Class license holders or others who have special knowledge of specific subject areas.  The class will review the test pool questions and answers and provide explanations of the accompanying concepts.  All are welcome to attend who wish to gain additional knowledge of amateur radio even if you do not expect to take the test.


1.  The ARRL General Class License Manual 7th Edition (http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-ARRL-Extra-Class-License-Man...)
2.  ARRL’s General Q&A 4th Edition (Includes answers and explanations for all questions.)

Both are available from ARRL at:



or from Gene WKJI at KJI Electronics, Caldwell, NJ: http://www.kjielectronics.com/location/loc.shtml, 973-364-1930 (tel:973-364-1930).  Both are reputable local ham radio dealers and will probably not charge you for shipping.

        1.  Please purchase the license manual and begin reading as soon as possible.

2.  The Q&A manual is also very helpful.

Syllabus & Schedule

4/16     Tuesday          Ch 1&2          Welcome, Procedures and Practices

4/23     Tuesday          Ch 3          Rules and Regulations

4/30     Tuesday          Ch 4.1-4.4       Electrical Principles & Basic Components

5/7       Wednesday     Ch 4.5-4.7       Active Components, Circuits, Test equipment

5/14     Tuesday          Ch 5.1-5.3       Radio Signals and Radio Building blocks

5/21     Tuesday          Ch 5.4-5.6       Transmitter & Receiver Structure, HF Station Installation

5/28     Tuesday          Ch 6          Antennas and Transmission Lines

6/4       Tuesday          Ch 7          Propagation

6/11     Tuesday          Ch 8          Electrical and RF Safety, Review

6/13     Thursday          VE Test Session

Conduct of Training:

Each class will have an instructor/facilitator who will be knowledgeable about the subject area and will involve others who can make contributions.  If you would like to upgrade to Amateur General, please contact me by email: w2ul at weca dot org

Thank you,

         Larrie Sutliff / W2UL

         WECA Training Director

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Last Updated:Feb 25, 2013
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