Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Technician Class License Course Began This Week

What an awesome turnout for Session #1 of our Technician Class amateur radio operator course on Tuesday night!  We have over 30 students and they all seem excited to become amateur radio operators.  Great cross section of our community.

It's not too late to  join the class.  If you know of anyone that is interested in becoming an amateur radio operator let them know about the class.  See all of the details below.

Thanks to Kevin, KW4B and Steve, K4SDJ for thier help with this class.

Here are the logistics:

Dates: Tues. Feb 28, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Candler Hospital IT Building. 5401 Paulsen St. Savannah
Location Map -

Test Session: Sat. Mar 24, 9:00am at Candler Hospital IT Building (it generally takes less than 45 minutes to take the test). $15 exam fee, cash or check.

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. Here are a few places to look.

American Radio Relay League (ARRL), Amazon, Borders.

American Radio Relay League


Barnes and Noble

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

Coastal Amateur Radio Society website -

If you plan to attend the class please email at or call me at 912-596-6804 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
DEC Southeast District
ARES Emergency Coordinator
Chatham County GA

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