DCARA General License Class – May 20-21 2023

The Denton County Amateur Radio Association, DCARA, will host an Amateur Radio General License Class on May 20-21, 2023. This class along with study materials will prepare you to take your exam on the final day of the class. The cost is $25.00 payable to the club’s PayPal account. This fee includes your license exam fee and a box lunch on Saturday

Registration and Payment: Go to the DCARA website www.dcara.net and pay the $25 class fee by going to the “Membership” page, click “Misc Payment” and put “General Class” in the reason for payment.
Please also send training@dcara.net a message so you will be added to the class roster.

Date and Time: Saturday May 20, 2023 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday May 21, 2023 9:00 am to 3:00 pm followed by the VE exam session at 3:00 pm

Location: Denton County Emergency Services
9060 Teasley Ln (FM2181)
Denton, TX 76210

Text: The class will be based on the 2019-2023 General Class text by Gordon West W5YI. Text may be purchased online from www.w5yi.org or Amazon.

Nancy Graff
DCARA Training Coordinator

The class includes both days, Saturday and Sunday with the test on Sunday. You are not expected to go through the whole book prior to the class, but it helps if you do some studying ahead of time as the class goes fast. Many get a head start on the course content using many available resources. The ARRL General Class License Manual 9th edition is a more in-depth study option available at arrl.org or Amazon.

There are also several online options and you may also find phone apps that will drill you on the test questions. The ARRL.org site has a lot of information and links. An online search for Ham Radio Test will direct you to several free practice test sites that are great practice for the pool of test questions actually used on the test.

QRZ https://www.qrz.com/hamtest/
Ham Test Online www.hamtestonline.com
ARRL http://www.arrl.org/exam-practice

Please contact Nancy Graff, DCARA training coordinator, if you have any questions.Nancy Graff AG5MQ