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Amateur Radio License Classes

The LARG Education Committee plans to hold a series of 8 classes plus a testing date for the Technician Class Amateur Radio License starting on September 14, 2017. These classes will give students the information needed to be able to pass the Technician Class license test, plus additional information about Amateur Radio culture, operating practices, what to consider when setting up your first station, and making that first contact with another Radio Amateur. Additional information will be provided discussing what you need to do to upgrade your license to the next levels -- General Class and then Extra Class. Registration for the class will begin in mid-summer. More details will be posted on this site prior to the beginning of registration. If you have any questions, contact the committee at


"Self-Study" Licensing Track

The review session that was to be held on Saturday 6 May for persons that were "Self-Studying" for each class of license has been canceled due to the low participation rate. The testing session which was to be held one week later on Saturday 13 April 2017 has also been canceled. If you have been studying and had not registered with us, you may want to attend a testing session at the Manassas Hamfest, the first Sunday in June. Alternatively, you can check the ARRL website for other nearby testing sessions at other times and locations.


If you have been (or will be) "Self-Studying" with an ARRL License Manual, for any class of license, and you have technical questions for which you would like assistance before you attend a testing session, email them to with the subject “Exam Question” and we will do our best to answer them in advance. It would be of considerable help to us if you will provide as much context as possible to help explain your question. In addition to studying with your License Manual, there are free sample tests available on-line to help you prepare for your test. The URLs for some of them are listed below without any preference for quality or completeness or explanation of what might be the correct answer to any particular question:


If you use one of these sites now or have used one or more of them in the past, please let us know which ones you like the best. Also, if you know of other sites that you like and they are not listed here, please let us know. Email us at and we will add them.

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