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Tech Classes - Sep & Oct 2013

posted Aug 20, 2013, 5:11 PM by Charles Boling   [ updated Aug 20, 2013, 7:29 PM ]
We're going to have another tech class in Woodland!

From Delvin Bunton, N7QMT:

Phil, AC7NB, and Delvin, N7QMT) will teach two beginning amateur radio classes, one in September, and one in October.  The September class will meet in Woodland, WA at 281 Insel Road on Sept 6, 7, 13, and 14.  The October class will meet in Vancouver at 7101 NE 166th Ave (near Frontier Middle School) on Oct 18, 19, 25, and 26.  Both sites are chapels of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Everyone is welcome in the class.

The Friday class sessions will meet from 7-9 PM, and the Saturday sessions from 9 AM – 1 PM (second Saturday will likely be shorter).  We find that most people who actually study during the week and attend several classes (we recommend all four, but life sometimes intrudes) will easily pass the test.

We do not charge tuition for the class, but the test will cost $15 (payable on the second Saturday of class).  We have copies of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual that we sell for $27 (MSRP $29.95).  If you want a copy before class, contact Delvin to make arrangements.

Why might you want to earn an amateur (ham) radio license?  Many hams enjoy talking with distant people away from cell phone service.  During emergencies, ham radio may provide vital communications to help your family, friends, neighbors, and others in your community.  Ham radio works “when all else fails…”.  Amateur in this sense means someone who provides a service without pay.  Other hams like to experiment with antennas and other electronics, still others hike to mountains and see how many people (other hams) they can contact from the peak.  How about a reserved place along a parade or public event route where you provide eyes and ears to the organizers and relay key information to others.

To enroll, please send a message to n7qmt@arrl.net.