Category Archives: Classes

2018 General Upgrade Class

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club will be offering a free Amateur General licensing class during the last week of September and first week of October 2018. This instructor-led class will take place on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on both weeks. An optional VE test session will be offered on the last day of class and cost $15 paid to the VEC.

Dates – September 25th & 27th, October 2nd & 4th.
Location – This class is hosted by the Hurst Amateur Radio Club at the Hurst Fire Station Number 2, in Hurst TX.
Cost – The class is free, but there is a $15 exam fee, paid to the ARRL or W5YI VEC by check or cash at the time of testing.

The recommended study manual is the Gordon West 2015-2019 General Class Book available from a number of online and local booksellers or directly from W5YI (purchase online, but available for pickup locally). Please purchase ASAP for use with the pre-class study worksheet (follow link to download and print). We ask that you come to the first day of class with the worksheet completed so we know what material to emphasize.

Note: This is an upgrade class for those that already have the Technician class license. An entry level, Technician class, will be offered in November 2018.

Please register for this class on our webpage here.

Technician Licensing Class – March 2018

The time has come again for us to hold our Technician licensing class for those interested in taking the steps to become an Amateur Radio operator. This class is open to all that are interested.

If you are interested, please visit our signup page here. This gives your instructors the information needed to get you started in this great hobby. The information you need to know can be found below:

  • Where: Hurst Fire Station #2, 837 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst Texas 76053. We will be upstairs, in a secured area, so you will need to use the doorbell and someone will come to escort you up.
  • When: March 20th, 22nd, 27th, and 29th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
  • Cost: The cost of the class is FREE. There is an expense for the book ($20-$25), plus a $14 VEC exam session fee that does apply.
  • Materials: You will need the following book from W5YI, Amazon, or any other retailer. The price ranges from $20-$25 most places: http://www.w5yi.org/catalog_details.php?pid=76

We hope to see you there. This is a fun and interactive class that covers all of the theory. It is designed to help you with visualizing the why’s and how’s of ham radio. This class is a supplement to the book, requires that you still study the book. If you do you part in studying, we will do ours in making sure you are ready to pass the Technician level test.

For proper resource allocation and seating arrangements, we will have to limit the class to only those that have registered. We will not be able to accept walk ins, so do not forget to register.

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Code Classes Return

We are starting our code classes again. Starting January 27, we begin our beginner class for those that want to learn Morse Code. We will alternate a beginners class every other week.

Staring on February 3rd, we will have our advanced Morse Code class, alternating every other week also. Check out out calendar for what is going on each week.