Free Amateur Radio License Classes
submitted by Bob Green
Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and public communication service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet, land-line phones or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club offers free classes to prepare interested persons for the short entry-level FCC Amateur Radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.
Here’s a chance for you to learn about amateur radio in emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations with other “hams” potentially anywhere in the world. You’ll learn how radios and antennas work, how to set up and operate a station at home, in your vehicle, and while you walk using a small hand-held radio, and more.
If you are within the age range of about 8 to 80+, and have an interest in amateur radio, you qualify for enrollment!
For hams currently holding the entry-level license we also offer free classes to prepare for the test to upgrade to the General Class license.
Classes for both entry-level and General Class license will start on Tuesday, September 4, and run for 10 Tuesday evenings (the FCC license test will be offered on the 10th Tuesday), 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Gracedale Complex in Nazareth.
More information about amateur radio can be found on the Internet on our local DLARC’s website: http://www.dlarc.org/club-info/classes, and the national association’s website: http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio .
To register for the classes, or if you are curious and have questions about amateur radio or the classes, please call 610.432.8286 or email KE3AW@ARRL.com.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, a club of about 200 members.