New Ham Info / Classes / VE Testing

Tech-In-A-Day

The Cape Ann Radio Association sponsors a one day study course called Tech-In-A-Day.  When you enroll in this class, you will earn your FCC Technician Class Amateur Radio License in one day!  Classes are held twice a year.  If you would like more information, go to our Tech-In-A-Day page.

Thinking about upgrading your license?

OK, now that you have your Technician License, maybe it’s time to upgrade.  CAARA runs code classes, too. As soon as the next class is scheduled we will announce it here. Please check back for details, or send email to:

Meanwhile, for those who wish to practice their FCC License exams please go to www.hamtestonline.com

New Ham Links of Interest

Ham Radio Magazines
www.arrl.org
www.cq-amateur-radio.com
www.thespectrummonitor.com

Major Equipment Manufacturers
www.alinco.com
www.icomamerica.com
www.yaesu.com
www.kenwood.com
www.flex-radio.com
www.mfjenterprises.com
www.elecraft.com
www.tentec.com

Major Equipment Dealers
www.hamradio.com
www.universal-radio.com
www.aesham.com
www.hamcity.com
www.dxengineering.com
www.gigaparts.com
www.cheapham.com
www.dxstore.com

Other ham equipment manufacturers
www.buddipole.com
www.diamondantenna.net
www.powerwerz.com
www.heilsound.com
www.westmountainradio.com
www.batteriesamerica.com
www.arrowantennas.com
www.vibroplex.com
www.steppir.com
www.w4rt.com
www.ldgelectronics.com
www.ham-radio-deluxe.com
www.vibroplex.com
www.lnrprecision.com
www.newsuperantenna.com

VE Exams

Regularly Scheduled Meetings. Unless noted all scheduled meetings are held at our clubhouse on 6 Stanwood Street in Gloucester.

The next EmComm Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:00pm.
The next Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00am.
There are No Members Meetings during the months of July and August.
The next Annual Meeting of Members will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday September 14, 2019.
Amateur Radio Exams are currently being held on a Reservation-only basis.
Please email our VE Team Contact, , for further information.

Anyone considering a new license or an upgrade is welcome to test with us. If you will be taking a test, please bring 2 forms of ID and $15.00 for the testing fee. Although you may contact the head of our VE Team to reserve a spot, no pre-registration is necessary, and walk-ins are always welcome.

Email our VE team contact, , if you have any questions about monthly testing or would like to reserve a spot ahead of time.  View directions and a map to our clubhouse.

If you are interested, CAARA can help you with your study materials. Get the Ham Radio License Manual with CD (Arrl Ham Radio License Manual) from CAARA’s online bookstore here.