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Fall 2016 Ham Radio License Classes

The Nashua Area Radio Club has a dedicated team of Ham Radio license class instructors and we offer Technician, General, and Amateur Extra classes twice a year.  We have a great track record using the Gordon West class materials and have 68 graduates who got their initial license or upgrade.

Our classes are held at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua, 2300 Southwood Drive in Nashua.

We setup a live VHF and HF station in the classroom, which allows us to provide live demonstrations of the class material.  This helps students to better understand the material and also give them an idea of what they can do with their license once they have it.

Ham Radio License Class Radio Station
Class Radio Station

This season, two new instructors have joined our team, Greg Fuller, W1TEN and Brian Smiglieski, AB1ZO, who are both graduates of our May 2016 Extra Class.  They join our existing instructors Dave, N1RF,  Skip K1NKR, Wayne AG1A, Aron W1AKI, Anthony, KC1DXL, Wayne, KB1HYL, Fred, AB1OC and Anita, AB1QB.

We will hold a License Exam Session at the end of each class, starting a 4:00 pm on Sunday.

We have scheduled 3 classes for this fall:

DateClassClass Fee (due in advance)Book
September 24-25Technician$30Gordon West Technician Class Manual 2014 - 2018
October 22-23General$30Gordon West General Class Manual 2015 - 2019
December 2-4Amateur Extra$40Gordon West Extra Class Manual 2016 - 2020

More information can be found in the flyers below.  Please pass this information along to anyone you know who is interested in a Ham Radio License or an upgrade.    Contact Anita, AB1QB at [email protected] to sign up.

Fall 2016 Technician Ham Radio License Class Flyer

Fall 2016 General Ham Radio License Class Flyer

Fall 2016 Extra Ham Radio License Class Flyer

Anita, AB1QB

Fall License Classes

Our Fall Technician and General License classes held on September 24-25 and October 22-23 was a great success! We had a total of 10 new hams from our Technician class – 8 received their Technician License and 2 received their General Class License.

7 people received upgrades during our General class – 6 Generals and 1 Extra.

Congratulations to the following club members who received a license or upgrade through our classes!

Abby Finchum, KC1FFX, General
Connor Finchum, KC1GGX, General
Joe Kagenski, KC1GKP, Extra
Jill Gordon, KC1GKL, Technician
Carol Gardner, KC1GKO, General
Ben Scott, KC1GKN, General

Abby and Connor pass their General Exam
Abby and Connor pass their General Exam

Thanks to the instructors and VEs who helped out in the License Class and VE Session!!

The Fall Extra Class will be held on December 2-4 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Nashua. There are still slots available in the class. If you are interested in the class, contact Anita, AB1QB at [email protected]

2017 Spring Extra License Class

We just completed another successful Extra License class! Congratulations to the new Extras,  Abby Finchum, KC1FFX,  John Mara, KB1UX, and Tom Linehan, KB1VON.

Extra License Class Brithday!
Abby Blows out Candles on Birthday Cake

Abby celebrated her 13th birthday on Saturday during the class.  She was able to identify the Common Emitter Amplifier on the cake before she blew out the candles!  Her wish came true on Sunday!

Extra License Class Demos
Dave N1RF doing Antenna Demo
Extra License Class Demos
Fred, AB1OC demos Test Equipment and Waveforms

In addition to the classroom instruction, we had an Antenna Demo by Dave, N1RF and a demo of Test Equipment by Fred, AB1OC.

License Class New Extra Operator
New Extra John Mara, KB1UX with Wayne Wagner, AG1A

Thanks to all of our instructors and VEs for all of the hard work that it took to put on this class:

Fall 2017 License Class Dates Set

Do you know someone who is interested in getting licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator?  Are you looking to upgrade your license to General or Extra class?  We will be giving three license classes this fall. Our Fall 2017 License Class dates are:

  • Technician:  September 30 – October 1
  • General: November 4-5
  • Extra: December 1-3

All classes will be given at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Nashua and will start at 8:00 am and end at 6:00 pm each day.  We will hold an exam session at 4 pm on the last day (Sunday) of each class.

All of our classes use the Gordon West License Class books.  If you are interested in the class, pick up a copy of the book for your class and start reading!  You can register for the class using our online form.

License Class Dates - Teaching at Darmouth-Hitchcock
Teaching Amateur Radio License Classes

You can visit our License Class Page or contact Anita at [email protected] for more information on our classes,