Get your ham radio license


The Winona Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an amateur radio-licensing course to run from January 16, 2018, to March 13, 2018. The course is followed by a license testing session in Winona accepted by the Federal Communication Commission.

Get connected via ham radio — whether your interest is in emergency communications, international contacts, kit building, satellite communications, GPS applications, social aspects of the hobby, or the many, many other activities ham radio offers. Morse code proficiency is no longer required for amateur radio licenses. There is no age restriction for obtaining a license.

General course (eight classes): Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. on January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, and March 13 (TEST). A license testing session is the last class of the session. Classes are held at Winona State University, Watkins Hall, room 105, King and Winona streets, Winona. Public parking is available adjacent to the building.

The cost is $29.95 for the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, third edition (if you want one), to be paid at the first course session. This fee is waived for people who provide their own copy of the Ham Radio License Manual. In addition there is a $15 license examination fee to be paid at the time of the exam.

The registration deadline is on Sunday, January 13. Register by contacting Paul Schumacher at You may also contact Schumacher with any questions regarding the course or license.

For additional information about the Winona Amateur Radio Club, please visit www.wØ or Facebook page at For lots of information about amateur radio in general, visit


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