The South Mountain Radio Amateurs (SMRA) will hold their next License Training class on Monday February 26, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   The classes run for up to 7 weeks.  Classes are held at the Bosler Library located at 158 W. High ST., Carlisle, PA 17013.

There are five 2-hour training class sessions, and one testing session.

The seventh and final session is dedicated to those that pass the licensing exam.   This is where SMRA will give all the newly licensed HAMs a vhf/uhf handheld radio and train them how to program and talk on it. 

Information about the training class can be found at the South Mountain Radio Amateurs website:

The training class is the first article on the page the day that I visited the site.

Information about how to register for the training classes with the Bosler Library can be found in a link within the above mentioned article.



A FREE, weekly, Amateur Radio Extra Class Licensing course will begin on Thursday, January 18, 2024, and will run through Thursday, March 28, 2024. 
The course takes place on Zoom.

There will be 11 sessions — once per week, on Thursday evenings. 
The three-hour sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.    

Those attending should hold (or be studying for) the General Class Amateur Radio License. 


These are the classes that we have been holding for years sponsored by the National Electronics Museum. 

Please publicize this with anyone that you think would be interested. 

Those wishing to sign up should email


Thanks & 73,
Rol Anders, K3RA


Editor’s Note:  Imagine all the rare DX-peditions that operate down in the Extra Class segments of the bands. 
If you want to add to your DXCC country count one way to do that is upgrade your license to Amateur Extra Class.

Imagine sunspot cycle 25.  Don’t let those rare DX-peditions slip through your fingers.  Upgrade your license and be where the DX action is.

Perhaps you have been dreaming of having a 1×2 call sign.  A great way to accomplish that is to upgrade your license to Amateur Extra Class.


If you can spare 3 hours per week to attend this training course you can live the dream.

Repeat after me:   I want to become an Amateur Extra Class licensee.  Sign me up, please.