HAM Radio Operator Classes Begin

Description: Learn to become a Ham radio operator at no cost to you!

The Manchester BEARS in conjunction with Manchester Emergency Management Agency is sponsoring a certification class for the basic ham license (technician level). The cost of the class is free. There is no age limit, but youths must take and pass the same test as the adults.

Once certified what can you do? You can literally talk to the world for free! Alternatively, you can join the Manchester Emergency Communications team (known as EMCOMM). Where you can assist with ham radio communications during a large scale emergency (like a blizzard). The Emcomm team practices their radio skills every Tuesday and Thursday evening NETs (participation on these local checkins is encouraged it is not mandatory). If this is something that interests you and you have additional questions, please see the contact information below.

The classes begin Friday February 23 and continue every Friday for 5 weeks, with the review and exam on March 23. The classes are free, but the FCC has a $15.00 test and license fee due on exam night. The classes start at 7:00 PM and finish before 9:30 PM.

The classes have a limited number of seats available and tend to fill up quickly.

If you are interested or have any questions or wish to enroll in class, please contact Don Janelle, Manchester Emergency Management, Djanelle@manchesterct.gov or at 860-647-5259. Please leave a message, with call back phone number, if no one is in the office to take your call.
Location: contact Don Janelle for locations
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Friday, January 26, 2018 3:12pm EST