New Ham Info / Classes / VE Testing


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

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VE Exams

Regularly Scheduled Meetings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unless otherwise noted, all scheduled meetings will be held via our 2 meter repeater W1GLO 145.13 MHz in Gloucester.

The next Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 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.
The VE Exam Session scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 9:00am has been canceled.
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.

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.