License Classes

Courses presented by:
    Civil Defense Communications Auxiliary
    an Oregon non-profit charitable corporation and 501(c)(3)
    Jon Wanzer KK6GXG

Live Classes

Over the 2020-2021 period, many instructors have adapted their classes from live classes to online variants. Like many of my colleagues, I have adapted my classes for online presentation. I do still do in-person special classes with a minimum number of attendees and a group provided venue. Please see new course listings below.


I offer Technician Class License classes that are intended to help new hams get started in Amateur Radio with their first license. The class covers all of the basic knowledge needed to pass the license exam, and begin participating in the ham community.

This class is $40 per person
For more information on the Technician classes and to enroll in a class click here

At this time I do not have a 2022 class schedule. I do not expect to have any classes over the Winter or in the Spring. The earliest would likely be in the Summer.


A General License Upgrade Class is available for Technicians ready to enjoy the world of HF communications with all of the added technical and operating knowledge required for the upgrade exam and participation on the HF bands.

This class is $40 per person
For more information on the General classes and to enroll in the class click here

I do not have any General classes currently scheduled.

Amateur Extra

The Amateur Extra License is considerably more in-depth on electrical, electronics, RF theory, and best practices. It is the pinnacle of Amateur Radio licensing and requires a well-developed program to meet the needs of an experienced amateur operator looking to upgrade their license to the highest level.

I do not have an Amateur Extra class developed yet. This is something I will be working on in the future.

Special Class Sessions

If you have a group of 10 or more that would like to set up a special class please contact me and we can coordinate a schedule for your organization. In-person classes are not currently being scheduled.

Click here to email me regarding Special Class Sessions

Updated 16 December 2021

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