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Free Amateur Radio

License Classes


2016 Class Information

There is no planned class for 2017.   Persons interested in self-study

can look up needed information at

License Examinations are given every second Saturday at the Andrews, NC Library at 10:00 a.m.


The Cherokee County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) has been offering free ham radio license classes. These classes will prepare you to take the Technician exam, which is the first step in amateur radio. From here you can branch out to many other aspects of amateur radio including emergency communications, talking with others in distant places, radio sport competitions, SKYWARN and much more. The required text is the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 3rd Edition


For more information on the classes, ARES or amateur radio in general, contact Jim Howard (W4SDJ) at (828) 837-3630 or

Class Schedule

Basic Amateur Radio Internet Links from class:


Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5Module 6

Module 7Module 8Module 9Module 10Module 11Module 12

Module 13Module 14Module 14Module 15Module 16Module 17

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ARES and Amateur Radio Emergency Service are registered trademarks and are part of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Organization, which assists local governments, and other organizations with community based emergency communications.