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

The next Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00am.
The next Members Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00pm.
The next VE Exam Session will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 9:00am.
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.