Amateur (Ham) Radio Classes

The Geauga Amateur Radio Association Education Committee conducts amateur (ham) radio classes on a regular basis at the Geauga County Emergency Operations Center.  We do not charge for our classes, but you may want to purchase the recommended study materials.

There are three license levels:  Technician class, General class and Extra class.  You only need a technician class license to get started.  You gain more privileges (and other advantages) with General and Extra, but they are not required.  You can upgrade your license at any time.

Each license level requires that you pass a test.  The technician and general class exams contain 35 questions, and you need to answer 27 of those questions correctly to pass.  You can take the test as many times as you want.  You can even take the test multiple times in one testing session, as long as we have enough answer sheets!

Importantly, our classes prepare you to take the tests – but we also prepare you to be a quality amateur radio operator, and introduce you to many of the facets of amateur radio.