Garland ARC Announces Upcoming General Class Course

Greg Evans, K5GTX NTX SEC

Tuesday night, November 12, 2019, at 7pm, begins our five week FCC General License Class. This class will occur every Tuesday night at 7pm for five weeks. This class is one hour of watching an old ARRL Generals DVD followed by questions and answers.

The class will be held at the Garland Amateur Radio Club Communications Center (GARCC) which is at 1027B Austin Street Garland TX 75040. This is on the west side of fire station number one (#1), right next to the HAM antenna tower, at the corner of Austin Street and Eleventh Street. You do not have to attend every class, though it is recommended.

The class is scheduled so that two days later, on Thursday, December 12, you may take your exam at Freeman Heights Baptist Church on Garland road between Walnut and Buckingham. Otherwise there are many FCC exam sessions around the metroplex every month. You must read your Generals manual. You may begin reading your manual before the class begins.

If you do not have an ARRL large blue Generals manual you may get one for a $30 donation at the start of class or from the ARRL at You may purchase a manual from Ham Radio Outlet at 701 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 406, Plano, TX 75074. The class itself suggest a $10 donation. Totaling $40.00 cash or check for this class. Checks can be made payable to the Garland Amateur Radio Club or GARC.

For more information, contact John Abbott, KF5FWK (Instructor) at jmabbott@...


Greg Evans, K5GTX