Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HAM radio technician class coming up!

Delvin Bunton, N7QMT, and Phil Peterson, AC7NB, will conduct an amateur radio technician class in Woodland, WA in May 2009. The class will meet at the Woodland LDS meetinghouse located at 281 Insel Rd in Woodland. Class sessions will meet on the dates and times listed below. The class is open to any interested persons.

Ham radio provides a vital link in many communities when normal communications does not work. Recent flood relief efforts in western Washington used ham radio operators extensively.

Class sessions will meet as follows:
• May 9 (Sat) from 9 AM – 1 PM
• May 15 (Fri) from 7 – 9 PM
• May 22 (Fri) from 7 – 9 PM
• May 23 (Sat) from 9 AM – 12:30 PM

The Clark County Volunteer Examiner team will conduct the license test on May 23 beginning at 11 AM. Test fee is $15 payable on test day. You will walk out of the test knowing whether or not you passed.

The instructors will help you learn the material needed to successfully pass the license test. There is no age limit, although the instruction methods employed by the instructors do not work well for those under about age 15 without parental help.

We attempt to make the learning fun and informative. We encourage questions and discussions. Students will learn faster with a license manual, but buying one is your option. Delvin has copies of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) ham radio license manual that he sells for $22 (MSRP $24.95). The Technician Class is the first level in amateur radio.

To enroll, please send an email to and state your desire to enroll.

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