April 17, 2016

Tech Class begins with 11 students

Students take practice exams
Eleven students, raging in age from 9 to over 60, began their journey to becoming radio amateurs Saturday, the first day of the RCARC's current new ham course. Keith (KN5G) and David (W5CWT) lead the class as the students learned about the vast aspects of ham radio, how to use an HT and a little bit of wave theory.

Out of the four women and seven men who made up the class, most said they were drawn to amateur radio because of its role in emergency communications and public service.

the class runs each Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon through April 30th. At the end of the last session, students will have an opportunity to take the FCC's Technician Class License test administered by a local volunteer examiner team.