Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amateur Radio License Class

The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will be hosting a Technician Class Amateur Radio Operator course begining this month. This is the Level 1 license. If you've every thought about getting your amateur radio license, now is your chance. We will teach you everything you need to know to pass the 35 question multiple choice exam to attain your FCC license. And you'll learn a whole lot more during this class. We will provide 12 hours of instruction spread across four 3-hour sessions. No prerequisites required and we'll teach you everything you need to know. Attendance at all sessions not absolutely required so don't worry if you can't make every session.

Here are the logistics:

Dates: Tues. Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Memorial Medical Center, Hoskins Center, Classroom 4
Hospital Campus Map -http://www.memorialhealth.com/about/campusmap.aspx?linkid=home#
Test Session: Sat. Feb 19, 9:00am in Classroom 4 (it generally takes less than 30 minutes to take the test)

The class is free but you should purchase the ARRL HAM Radio License Manual. This is the guide that we will be teaching from. You can find this book at several online sites. Be sure that you wherever you order it from that you will recieve it before Jan 25th. Here are a few places to look.

American Radio Relay League - http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual-Revised-2nd-Edition/

Barnes and Noble - http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-ARRL-Ham-Radio-License-Manual/ARRL/e/9780872590977/?itm=1&USRI=amateur+radio

Borders (looks like it's on backorder here) - http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0872590836

To find out more about amateur radio and what we do as radio operators, check out this website.

Coastal Amateur Radio Society website - http://w4lhs.com/

If you plan to attend the class please email or call me and we'll get you registered. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Looking forward to a great class.

Guy McDonald, K4GTM
President, Coastal Amateur Radio Society

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