Clay Center Amateur Radio Classes: Sept 27, Oct 20-21, Nov 17-18

The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club — a public outreach STEM program of the Dexter Southfield school — is offering the following classes:

Beginner Level Amateur Radio:  A radio Technician Class course for adults — and children (ages 11+) with a parent — to facilitate successful completion of the FCC radio license test, which will be administered in the final class. Children passing the test will receive free membership in the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club, the largest youth-oriented radio club in New England.  Six Wednesdays starting September 27, 6:3o-8:45PM at the Clay Center at Dexter Southfield School.  Register here via Newton Community Education.

Amateur Radio License Weekends:  Two separate courses prepare you for either the FCC Technician license exam or FCC General license exam.  Each course runs over one weekend, 6-9PM on Friday evening and 9AM-5PM on Saturday, followed by the corresponding FCC exam at 5PM on Saturday, at the Clay Center at Dexter Southfield School. $65 fee for each course covers exam fee, lunch, snacks, and printed materials. Advance registration and payment required. To register, go to

  • Technician License:  A fast-paced, two-day course (October 20-21) to prepare high-school students and adults to take the FCC Technician license exam. Some preliminary reading and study is required, and material will be sent about a week before the course.
  • General License:  A two-day course (November 17-18) to prepare for the  FCC General License exam.