Sawnee Amateur Radio Association

An amateur radio club for the Forsyth County Georgia Area

SARA Licensing Courses

Ham radio is fun. If it wasn’t fun, we wouldn’t do it!

Ham radio means getting to talk to satellites using a hand-held radio – or talking to your fellow Hams around the world. Most of us had someone introduce us to Amateur Radio, and we’d like to introduce you to our hobby and invite you to join. Getting your first Ham license (Technician), or upgrading to General or Extra is now as simple as studying a book and taking a test – or coming to one of our free local courses – no Morse Code necessary!


What we offer

Sawnee Amateur Radio Association offers free classes for the Technician License for people new to Amateur Radio, a General License course, and an Extra License Workshop for those that wish to upgrade. Generally, each course is 5 weeks long (one class a week), and on the 6th week we offer a testing session. The course itself is free, although you will need the book we’re using and $15 for the testing session fee.



Forsyth County EOC 3480 Settingdown Rd, Cumming, GA 30040 – MAP

What, When, and Who

Click on any of the course titles below for information on What is covered, What you need to bring, When it is held, Who will be teaching, and How to register.

  • Amateur Extra License Workshop

    SARA is proud to offer a special Study Group for those seeking the upgrade to the Amateur Extra Class license from May 6th to June 3rd with a test date of June 10th.

    This workshop, in Q&A format, revolves around the specific topics identified by the students. Questions are resolved by Extra Class instructors using whiteboard diagrams to reinforce the concept at hand.
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  • General Course

    Our next General Course is scheduled to begin mid-January 2015 and continue for 5 weeks. If you are interested please contact us and reserve your spot with John DeHart K1VBM,
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  • Technician Course

    Designed to teach those new to the hobby, this course will be taught by John Munday, K4JNM from September 16th to October 14th with a test date of October 21st. Continue reading →

Please email us if you are interested in the next edition of either course, as registration is required so there are materials for everyone. Each planned class will be confirmed when the minimum number of students have expressed interest in attending a course.

We look forward to having you join us for the next class!