New amateur radio license course offered

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Marshall County Amateur Radio Society will offer an amateur radio license course starting Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The course will be given in four five-hour sessions on consecutive Saturdays at the Hardison Office Annex, 230 College Street, in Lewisburg. Tuition is $45, which includes all materials for you to easily earn your FCC entry-level Technician class “ham” radio license by passing the 35-question examination, to be given on Saturday, October 21. Tuition also includes the cost of the exam and membership in the Marshall County Amateur Radio Society.

The course will dispel the misconceptions of amateur radio and provide the technical knowledge for you to be able talk to other operators across the state or on the International Space Station with radios the size of a credit card. The Morse code is no longer a requirement. An experienced instructor will teach the class. 100 percent of those who took the course earlier this year passed their license exam on the first attempt.

Ham radio operators meet new friends and participate in many community service and emergency communications activities. Many were involved in research activities during the recent solar eclipse. A whole world of exciting communications opportunities await. Class size is limited and registration is required by Monday, September 11. For more information on the course or to register, contact Stephan Anderman, K2SMA, at 931-993-5800, or by e-mail to k2sma@arrl.net.