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The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August) from 7:00 to 9:00p at the Red Cross Building, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford.
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Licensing Classes

Several times a year, the RVARC offers a series of courses designed to prepare participants for their license examinations for the Technician, General, or Extra-Class licenses. For more on these license grades see “Getting Licensed” on the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) website.


RVARC License Class Instructors (left-right): Rick Arens KF7VZ, Dale Troutman N7IXS, Johnny Jones WA6RHK, Bill Shrader W7QMU, Joe Gunderson AF7GN, Ryan LePage KD7RQ, and Curt Hadley KF7VZV. (Click for larger view) 

The next Technician-class course offered in the Medford area will start January 19th, 2014 at 3 pm at the Smullin Health Education Center (part of the Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center) at 2825 E Barnett Rd, Medford, Oregon.

This course will combine instruction for both the Technician and General license classes. This will make it possible to study to take both exams at the same time when you are ready. Alternately, you can take just the Technician class exam and prepare to go for your General-class “ticket” later.


For more information, contact Joe Gunderson, AF7GN, at


4 comments to Licensing Classes

  • Luther


    when does your next class begin? (as I missed the Sept 8 start).
    also, how much do they cost?



  • Bob Rogers

    This is a GREAT ! licencing program. It gives everyone interested in becoming a Ham Operator the opportunity to get both your Technician and General Licences. The instructors are a great group of guys and they have an awful lot of experience to draw from. You would be hard pressed to find a better course.

    I know because I just finished the last class and now i’m happy to say I passed both tests. It may have taken me over fifty years to get them. My careers and military service prevented me from getting them earlier, but the wait was worth it. It’s never too late and your never too old.

    Bob Rogers KG7HPO

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