License Classes

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

COVID-19 & Live Classes

COVID-19 has been an issue for most instructors. Over the last few months, many instructors have been adapting their classes for online. Like my colleagues, I have been adapting my classes for online presentation. Please see our 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

Scheduled Classes for 2021
January – February (online only) COMPLETED
March – April (online only) COMPLETED
May-June (online only) IN-PROGRESS
Class meets Mondays and Thursdays, 18:00-20:00 Pacific Time
Class begins May 10th and ends June 14th.
May 22-23 (Special group class) COMPLETED
July – August (online only) CANCELED **
September – October (online only) CANCELED **
November – December (online only) CANCELED **

** I am reserving some time for an unscheduled local Technician Class if there is enough interest. Please contact me if you would like to get on a contact list for a special class.


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

Scheduled Classes for 2021
No 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 currently have an Amateur Extra class developed. 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 25 January 2021

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