Amateur Licensing Classes

WAARC offers amateur licensing classes periodically throughout the year. Detailed information about current class offerings can be found below.

March 2021 Technician and General Classes

The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) will be offering a class for the entry level Amateur Radio license, known as the Technician Class and the mid-level license, known as the General Class. The classes are free. However, there is a $15.00 processing fee for the written exam. Also, please see below for what you will need for the class.
The Technician classes will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9am-12:30pm, and the General classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am-12:30pm.
These classes will be held virtually on the Zoom platform. If you would like to participate in either of these licensing classes, please email your response to, telling us which class is of interest to you.

What you need for the class

For the Technician class you will need a copy of the Fourth Edition of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual.   For the General class you will need a copy of the Ninth Edition of the ARRL General Class License Manual.  The manual is approximately $32.95 plus tax, plus shipping and handling from the ARRL. Amazon is currently offering the manual for approximately $29.66 with free shipping. Please make sure you get the edition listed above.  Any other edition will be outdated and not appropriate for class. You can use the links below to purchase the license manuals.

Links to purchase the books from the ARRL web site or Amazon:

The Technician Class License Manual from Amazon:
The General Class License Manual from Amazon:
  • If interested, please provide your name, email address, and phone number.
Be sure to read this welcome letter from WAARC President Toby KL0SS.  It explains what is Ham Radio and it invites you to join the fascinating world of Ham Radio.