Classes & Training

Even though getting on the radio may seem difficult, you don’t have to do it alone! 
GTARC provides on going licensing classes.  Please see our GTARC Calendar for details.


There are online resources available on this site!  Visit Resources for exam practice questions.

Repeaters Quick Guide

Repeaters allow Hams (people with ham radio licenses) to talk to others across longer distances. To access a repeater, you need to know 3 things:

  • The repeater’s frequency
  • The repeater’s offset
  • The repeater’s PL/Tone

With these 3 things, all you need to is set your repeater to the repeater’s frequency. Set the repeater’s offset and tone in your radio. You should be able to speak on the repeater now!

Ray AJ6NY has created a fantastic online presentation entitled “Getting the Most Out of Your HT & Repeater Basics”. If you are having trouble checking into our GTARC Nets or want to improve your signal strength while using your HT this is definitely a presentation you won’t want to miss! If you are using a Chinese HT and programming is driving you crazy then this presentation is for you!

Click HERE to link to the online presentation with interactive links.

Click HERE to link to the Video of the March 31, 2020 online presentation.