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Technician Training Video Session 1; Part 1

This video is the first in the Technician's Class Element 2 training class. In this first session, the SMRC instructors introduce themselves and W4AZM (Bob Petrie) take you into preparation for the FCC Element 2 exam by presenting subelement T1A. Subelement T1A covers FCC rules, descriptions and definitions for the amateur radio service, along with operator and station license responsibilities. In your training syllabus, this video covers chapter 1 in the ARRL Technician's Training Manual, Pages 1-2, and 43 in the Online guide.

FCC Goes Paperless, ARRL Predicts Licensing Headaches

FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17

(Originally posted on 28 Jan 2015)

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time now that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC has continued to print and mail hard copy licenses. In mid-December the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as proposed in WT Docket 14-161 as part of its “process reform” initiatives.

Lebanon, TN. VE Testing

Date of event: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

Sponsor: Wilson ARC
Date: Jul 27 2014
Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Robert B. Johnson
(615) 237-4566
Location: Cumberland University Campus
1 Cumberland Square
Labry Room 122
Lebanon TN 37087-9999

Emergency Communications 2

W4AZM & KK4CGM follow up the E-Comm 1 presentation with a more detailed look at Ham Radio and the value it offers in emergency situations. Subjects covered in this presentation include understanding the different FCC licensing classes and how they relate to the type of communication you can achieve during infrastructure failure. Information is presented on the ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) and how hams and non-hams can utilize it. Basic wave propagation principles are also discussed. The audio in this video drops out occasionally for a brief time, but not to the point you loose the point of the conversation.

Technician's Licensing Training Classes

We do not have an entry level class for Technician's Class Licensing established at this time but if you're interested in seeing one established, please sign up.  We will gauge the desire for the class by the number of those who are interested in this class.  Remember, we have training available for Technician's class on the site under the Video Library tab under Licensing University.  There are 12 hours of video available with all the documentation needed to help you pass your exam.  You also have the licensing forum available in case you get stuck or have questions.

Element 3 (General Exam) License Training Class

Although we have do not have a set schedule for this class, we are trying to organize the resources to provide a training class that will give you all the tools you need to pass the General Class Licensing Exam. If you are interested in taking this course, please sign up so that we can determine the size of the classroom we will need or if there is enough interest to make it worthwhile for all involved. We will keep you informed as to the progress of this class so keep checking in.

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Pleasant Heights Baptist Church
2712 Trotwood Ave
38401-4903 Columbia, TN
Phone: 931 490-4071
35° 35' 56.49" N, 87° 5' 2.6016" W
Date of event: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:00am

Sponsored by Maury ARC- W4GGM

Walkins allowed

Email contact:

VE Testing


Rutherford Fire Rescue Bldg.
1504 W. College St.
37129-1726 Murfreesboro, TN
Phone: (615) 896-4693
35° 51' 54.9936" N, 86° 24' 57.9096" W
Date of event: 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:00am

Sponsored by Stone River ARC

Walkins allowed

Email Contact:

VE Testing


Cumberland University Campus
1 Cumberland Square Labry Room 122
37087-9999 Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 237-4566
36° 12' 8.3772" N, 86° 17' 44.4696" W
Date of event: 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 1:00pm

Sponsored by Wilson ARC

Walkins allowed

Email contact:

VE Testing


Crossville Memorial Airport-Terminal Building
2409 Sparta Hwy (US 70)
38572-5725 Crossville, TN
Phone: (931) 456-0408
35° 57' 19.8108" N, 85° 4' 59.6244" W
Date of event: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Sponsored by Cumberland Plateau ARC (CPARC)

Walkins allowed; Please call for On-demand testing

Testing held in Conference room

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