The WVARA will be holding an online General upgrade class
beginning on Tuesday evening, November 8, 2023.
This class prepares amateurs who currently hold a Technician class amateur radio license
to upgrade to the General class license.
The class will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings for 9 sessions.
Class sessions will begin at 6:30 PM and should end no later than 9:00 PM.
To participate in the class, you will need to have a computer or a tablet that has the free Zoom application installed.
The computer or tablet should have a webcam, but that is not an absolute necessity.
On a Mac or tablet, look for Zoom in your App Store.
The course fee is:
WVARA Members (with textbook)
WVARA Members (no textbook)
Non-members (with textbook)
Non-members (no textbook)
The textbook will be shipped directly to you from
the ARRL and should be delivered within 7-10 days.
You should register at least 10 days before the class starts to
ensure that you will have the book before the 1st class
The textbook used is:
ARRL General Class License Manual, 10th Edition
(Previous editions are obsolete and should not be used.)
Click on the button below to register for the General License Upgrade Class.
View or download the class schedule or each chapter's slide presentation by clicking one the buttons below.
November 7, 2023
Class Introduction & Chapter 1
November 14, 2023
Chapter 2 & Chapter 6
November 21, 2023
November 28, 2023
Chapter 4 (Part 1)
December 5, 2023
Chapter 4 (Part 2)
December 12, 2023
December 19, 2023
Clicking on the button below will take you to a page on the ARRL website which provides the following additional resources:
A link to download the Study Guide, which consists of the question pool with
the questions sorted in the order in which they are covered in the book.
A link to take on-line practice exams.
A link to download the current list of updates & corrections to the book.
Links to additional study materials for each chapter.