The RARC technician ham radio class covers all topics needed to pass the entry level Technician written Element 2 examination. Knowledge of Morse Code is NOT required for any Amateur Radio license now. The class uses theARRL Ham Radio License Manual publication as a study guide plus a set of Powerpoint charts and materials specifically developed for the class.

Students should purchase the class textbook, The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, before attending the class. The book can be obtained from a number of sources including the ARRL web site, Barnes and Noble, or Students are urged to read the book prior to class.

2018 Classes:

Available through Rochester Community Education. See here for details:

Technician Course, April 14th, 21st, & 28th  and Sept.29, 10/6,10/19:

Technician Course - signup on this web page - July 14, 21, 28 

The fee also includes electronic copies of the presentation and review materials. A CDROM of the lecture materials is also provided. Classes administered through Community Education require pre-registration by calling 507-328-4000. The course code is 7030.231.

2017 Planned Classes:

  • Technician Classes - meet on 3 consecutive weekend days, from 8a.m.-5p.m.
    • Class #1 - 4/15, 22, 29 - this class is administered through Community Education
    • Class #2 - 7/15, 22, 29
    • Class #3 - 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 - this class is administered through Community Education
  • General Class - Sept. 9, 9/16, 9/23 

These dates are somewhat flexible if students need to work around other things.

Prospective students should contact class coordinator Bill Osler at least 2 weeks prior to the class. Bill prefers to be contacted at the RARC mailing list on Yahoo! , or at 507-252-5852.

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