2024 Technician & General License prep Classes

WCARES offers free classes to help prepare for the ARRL license exams for both the Technician (beginner) and General (intermediate) amateur radio licenses. You do not have to be a member of WCARES to attend these classes.

If you have ever wanted to learn about amateur radio (also known as “HAM” radio), or wish to upgrade from Technician to General license for more radio privileges, then we have the class for you. While the classes are not required to take the examinations, it may be helpful for those who would like to ask questions, talk with other radio operators, or like a classroom setting instead of self-study.

For all the details visit this page: https://wcares.org/wcares-university/

WCARES Technician & General License Classes on in 2023 – Sign up now!

WCARES will again be offering free classes to help prepare for the ARRL license exams for both the Technician (beginner) and General (intermediate) amateur radio licenses. The classes are open to everyone interested in getting their first license, upgrading or simply auditing the classes as a refresher.

You can find more details along with links to the sign-up forms here:

WCARES License classes to be rescheduled…

The WCARES Technician and General license classes have been canceled for the time being. The classes will be rescheduled for later in the spring or summer.

WCARES Technician License Classes 2021

We received the go-ahead from the EMA to hold in-person Technician License classes at the EOC starting on Saturday, May 29th. The EOC is in the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Classes will be held in the main EOC room and run for five weeks ending on June 26th, with testing held at the EOC starting at 1:00 pm that afternoon. Weekly classes will run from 8:00 to 12:00 pm.

The final class and testing happen to fall on Field Day, but with Field Day being virtual again, that should not be a huge issue.

We will have a limit of around 30 students and we have already started a list. This time we will also be offering the class to a group of Sea Scouts so we expect spaces will fill quickly.

Jack Cox is coordinating with the instructors (Michael Richardson and the leader of the Sea Scouts) and he will serve as the keeper of the master student list.

Those interested in attending should contact Jack Cox via email at: ka4otb@comcast.net