2017 Extra Class Successful

The 2017 Extra Class ham classes were a big success again this year.  Jim Andera K0NK, Larry Hall KD0RIU, George McCarville WB0CNK, and Jim Cessna AC0KN, were the Instructors.


The Extra Class began with the first Saturday in January and ended with the last Saturday in February – about 8 four hour class room sessions.


Jim Lee and the W5YI group of about 7 people provided a special W5YI test session just for our class on March 4, 2017.  The test session occurred in the same rooms as our ham class.  Jim Lee, provided comments to everyone saying, “… 15 presented themselves today for testing.  12 upgraded.  2 achieved the General class and 10 reached the Extra class.  Big thanks to those instructors leading the class and getting these excellent results.  As always, you guys are terrific.  The test session went SUPER. … I have completed the paperwork, emailed a pdf file of the results to W5YI and gotten the paperwork and check in the mail to W5YI. …”


George McCarville provided class information to the ARRL and provided after class feedback. Some of George’s feedback said, “We held classes in the Olathe, KS City Hall with the usual overhead projector slides and a few videos. Several class sessions included demonstrations of test equipment, antennas and on-line propagation tools. Students were mostly from the cities in our metropolitan area of Kansas City, with a few traveling a bit farther. … Our Santa Fe Trail Club offers classes each year in rotation, using ARRL License Manuals. Year 1: Technician Class & Morse code class, Year 2: General Class and Year 3: Extra Class.”   George continued with estimates of Instructor times regarding chapter preparation, Instructor travel time, and other items necessary in insuring the success of each class.” A big thank you to George for providing this information to the ARRL.


Here’s a photo of George McCarville WB0CNK presenting one of his many slides.













The 2017 Extra Class at Olathe City Hall in conference rooms 1310, 1320, and 1330.











The 2017 Extra Class attending the March 4, 2017 W5YI testing session.

The Instructors (L-R) (in orange) Jim Andera, Larry Hall, Jim Cessna, George McCarvelle.


A big Thank You to all who made this class possible and to the students who were brave enough to go for the Extra Class. Thank You from the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club!