W0TLM is proud to sponsor amateur (ham) radio license classes.

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Class Offerings: We offer two classes each year, usually cycling through two Technician classes and one General class in succession. Typically, we will offer one late winter class (Feb-Mar) and one fall class (Sept-Oct). Classes are held over two successive Saturdays, 8-5 each day. A license exam session is included at the conclusion of each class. Please see our calendar information for specific scheduling of upcoming classes.

Technician License Class: This class covers the material for the entry-level Technician license. This is the class for people just getting into ham radio. No prerequisites required.

General License Class: This class covers the material for the General license, which is the next step up from Technician. You must have already obtained your Technician license to attend this class.

Instructors: Classes are presented by a team of knowledgeable, experienced, licensed ham operators with years of instructional experience. Our first-exam pass rates have historically been near 90% of each class population.

Venue: Classes are typically held at the Black Forest Fire & Rescue station classroom. This fire station is located at the intersection of Burgess Road & Teachout Road, in Black Forest. (11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.)

Registration: Advance registration is required. Registration will be opened approximately two months prior to the classroom sessions, and registrations are accepted no later than two weeks before the first classroom session. Registration priority is on a "first-come" sign up basis until the class is full.

Note: Due to COVID-19 conditions, registration for our fall 2020 Technician License Class is on hold until use of the classroom facility in Black Forest Fire & Rescue Station #1 can be confirmed.

To register for a class, see Upcoming Classes (on the right side of this page) and click on Class details and registration.

Class registration fees support the work of our radio club: $30 for adults, $20 for students under 18 years.

Required Materials: All classes utilize HamRadioSchool.com study guides. A current study guide of the appropriate license level is required for each class in addition to the registration fee.


Classroom instruction ongoing.
Bob KØNR and James KDØMFO demonstrate a directional antenna radiation pattern in a WØTLM Technician Class.


Classroom demonstrations ongoing.
Stu WØSTU helps students understand the functioning of FM repeaters by orchestrating radio role-playing.