Amateur (HAM) radio classes forming now
Hillsboro Amateur Radio Association (HARA) will be holding a four (4) week course (one night a week) where you can learn everything you need to earn your Technician (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio License.
Most of the time, HAM radio is the most fun you can have with a radio. It's a way to talk with people around the world, or even orbiting the world; to send e-mail without any sort of internet connection; and to keep in touch with friends across town or across the country.
Amateur Radio operators also set up and operate organized communication networks locally for events, governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by disaster. Amateur Radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communications due to power outages and destruction of telephone, cellular and other infrastructure-dependent systems. Amateurs with formal reciprocal operating clearances are currently operating in Haiti to assist with disaster relief.
You can obtain an entry level Amateur Radio Technician license by passing a 35-question multiple-choice examination. No Morse code test is required. The exam covers basic regulations, operating practices, and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Follow on exam details provided to class or by contacting Dan, KA1VBU.
Classes begin on Feb 11th, 2010 from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Bayview Campground and Cottages.
There is no registration fee; however, registration is required. Class material needed: A copy of The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (ISBN: 0-87259-963-9) -- $24.95.
To sign up, contact:
Daniel Slaughter, KA1VBU
937-393-3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org[[In-content Ad]]