The Greene County Amateur Radio License Courses, jointly sponsored by the
three Greene County amateur radio clubs (Bellbrook, Fairborn and Xenia) and
Greene County ARES, will be held concurrently on Sunday evenings from 7:00
to 9:00 PM beginning September 10th and continuing through November 5th. A
Greene County VE Test Session is scheduled for Sunday, November 12th at 6:00
The entry level Technician Class Course will be held in the Training Center
at the Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club Clubhouse, Room 1 Sugarcreek Elementary
School, 51 South East Street in Bellbrook. No prior experience is required
and there is no minimum age required to earn a Technician Class license.
Morse Code no longer is required for any amateur radio license.
The General Class Course (and the Test Session) will be held in the Training
Room at Beavercreek Township Fire Station 1 located at 2195 Dayton-Xenia
Road just west of Orchard Lane.
The Extra Class Course will be held in the Training Room at Fairborn Fire
Station 2 located at 2200 Commerce Center Blvd just south of Dayton-Yellow
Springs Rd (just east of I-675).
Detailed directions to the respective sites will be provided to students
There is no charge for the courses or for the test session but all students
are encouraged to have a copy of the respective ARRL License Manual. Please
see note below about purchasing options for a license manual-now also
available in Kindle e-book format for computers and mobile devices.
Please pass this information along to any “prospective hams” you know.
Also, all current Technician Class hams are encouraged to consider upgrading
to General Class and the Greene County General Class Course provides an
To register for one of the courses or for more information, please contact
Henry Ruminski W8HJR by email at Henry.Ruminski@wright.edu or by phone
(between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM) at (937) 232-9272 <tel:%28937%29%20426-2166>
(leave message if no answer).
73, Henry Ruminski W8HJR
Coordinator, Greene County License Courses
PURCHASING OPTIONS FOR A LICENSE MANUAL
1. ARRL License Manuals may be ordered at the first class session for a
special discounted price of $25. Payment is due at time of order. License
Manuals usually are available by the 2nd class session.
2. ARRL License Manuals also may be ordered directly from the ARRL
Bookstore in Connecticut for $29.95 plus shipping (www.ARRL.org
<http://www.arrl.org/> ); or from R&L Electronics in Hamilton, OH
(www.RandL.com <http://www.randl.com/> ) for $26.95 plus tax plus shipping
(or pick up in person-call first to check stock-check R&L website for
directions to store).
3. ARRL License Manuals for the respective class of license sometimes are
available at local book stores. Price may vary. List price of ARRL License
Manuals is $29.95.
Make sure you are purchasing a current edition:
— Technician Class License Manual must be good for exams taken between
July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2018
— General Class License Manual must be good for exams taken between July
1, 2015 and June 30, 2019
— Extra Class License Manual must be good for exams taken between July
1, 2016 and June 30, 2020
NEW: ARRL License Manuals also are now available from ARRL and Amazon as
Kindle e-books for computers and mobile devices.
4. For questions about purchasing license manuals, email Fred Stone at