Genesee County Radio Club
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Genesee County Radio Club
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Getting Your License

The Genesee County Radio Club, Inc. (GCRC) sponsors amateur radio classes and ve test sessions throughout the year. Classes are taught during the school year at the Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation (DCER) Building, room and dates listed in the calendar below. You can take the Practice Exams here and if you are still interested in learning cw even though it is no longer a requirement, you can start here.

Technician Class:

This 6-week study course will cover the entire FCC question pool and provide you with study techniques to pass the FCC license exam. The exam is multiple choice (NO Morse Code required) and better yet, it has been updated to a NEW EASIER TEST! Our class includes a final exam to obtain your amateur radio license! Once earned, your Amateur Radio License is good for 10 years.

Class Dates: Mondays starting October 2, 2017 thru November 13, 2017 (No Class Held on October 30th) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: $40 plus study guide, we use the W5YI Technician Class book. You can also get the book locally for around $20 at Dentronics.
Location: Davison Community Enrichment & Recreation (DCER) 1250 N. Oak Road, Davison, MI 48423 Phone: (810) 591-0177
Online Registration: Fall 2017 Technician Course

General Class:

This 7 week study course is intended for amateur operators who already hold a Technician Class Amateur Radio License. During this course, we will cover the entire FCC General Class question pool and provide you with study techniques to pass the FCC General Class License Exam. The exam is multiple choice (NO Morse Code required) and better yet, it has been revised to a NEW EASIER TEST! Our class includes a final exam with our club VE Team to upgrade your license. When you upgrade, your new class of license is good for another 10 years.

PreRequisite: Technician Class License
Class Dates: Amy & Jeff will be teaching a General Class license course starting in February 2018 through March 2018. (7 week course each Monday from 6:30pm ~ 8:30pm)
Cost: $40 plus study guide, we use the W5YI General Class book. You can also get the book locally at Dentronics.
Location: Davison Community Enrichment & Recreation (DCER) 1250 N. Oak Road, Davison, MI 48423 / Phone (810) 591-0177


Extra Class:

Amy is in the process of developing an Extra Class License Course. At this point, we're not sure how many weeks we'll need yet which will determine the cost of the class. We'll likely hold this class on Monday evenings similar to our other classes shown above. If you are interested in attending this class: click here to email us and we'll keep you on the waiting list for the class. In the meantime, we encourage you to start pre-study now with the W5YI Extra Class book which you can get locally at Dentronics.

Registration
You can register for any of our classes online in the links above or by stopping by the Davison Community Enrichment & Recreation (DCER) office between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. You may also mail your completed registration form (forms can be found in the brochure on the DCER website) with class fees to: Davison Community Enrichment and Recreation, 1250 N. Oak Road, Davison, MI 48423. If you are paying with Visa or MasterCard, you have to option to also fax your completed form to (810) 591-0174. All class and supply fees must be paid at time of registration.


(The GCRC co-sponsored VE Sessions)

Click the link here for our current VE Test Session Schedule. All exams start promptly at 9:30am. Please plan to arrive early to fill out paperwork for your exam.

Exam Site: Baker College of Flint - Tech Center
1050 W Bristol Road
Room S-103 (Break Room)
Flint, MI 48507