Ham Radio Technician License Class
October 20, Friday evening 4:30 PM to 9 PM,
October 21, All day Sat 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
South County Clatsop Community College Campus, Seaside
The licensing exam fee is $14.
Students will need to provide their own study guide: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual for Technician, Third Edition. This is available from Amazon in both book and Kindle form. A simple calculator is needed for the test. No cellphone calculator aps are allowed.
This is a Federal Communications License which you must have to operate on Ham Radio Frequencies. Students will learn about radio theory, allowable frequencies, RF exposure limits, repeaters, radio ethics, antennas, as well as other important and necessary subjects to know in order to pass your Ham radio exam. Exam will be given after the class about 4:30 PM on Saturday
The objective of this class is to prepare people to help with radio communications for non-emergency and emergency situations such as wind storms, floods, tsunami’s and other possible man made disasters that may cause major damage, and/or power and communications failures.
Local Amateur Radio Resources Class
October 28, Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Clatsop Community College Astoria Campus
1651 Lexington Ave. Columbia Rm 219
Students will learn how to use their hand held and base station VHF (2 meter) radios, how local repeaters operate, suggested types of antennas, effective communication skills, how traffic nets operate, emergency and battery power soruces, accessing Echo link, IRLP and digital systems, how the Columbia River Lightship shortwave/wireless (HF) amateur radio station operates and the type of license needed and the purpose of QSL cards.
Presentations will be made the Communitty Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) staff. Information about local clubs and releated groups will be provided. This course is not a license prep class or a theory class. This is a “how to do it” course. There is no charge for this class.