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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, a series of courses are offered that are designed to prepare participants for their license examinations for the Technician, General, or Extra-Class licenses (Extra Class Course is currently in development).
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) 

We are currently offering a Technician/General-class course in the Medford area Sundays at 2 pm in Room 106 at the Smullin Health Education Center , (part of the Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center) at 2825 E Barnett Rd, Medford, Oregon.  (You may order manuals via the email or phone number listed below – the first 2015 Class Sessions started February 8th, 2015, and Walk-Ins are always welcome throughout the course!
( Though you may have some catching up to do!! )

There is no cost for the class itself, just the cost of the two Manuals (Technician and General, $22.50 each), and $15 for the test.

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The course combines instruction for both the Technician and General license classes.  This will make it possible to study for, and then take, both exams at the same time when you are ready.  Alternately, you can take just the Technician class exam and take your time to prepare for your General-class “ticket” later.  No pressure!!


For further information, contact Joe Gunderson, AF7GN, at


For more detailed Class information visit



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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