Ham radio training, licensing at Mason-Oceana 911

February 27, 2017

Ham radio training, licensing at Mason-Oceana 911.

WEARE TOWNSHIP  — Mason-Oceana 911 will be hosting a “Ham In A Day” class on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with testing at 3 p.m.

“Amateur radio operation is now formally built into emergency communication responses at all levels,” said Mason-Oceana 911 Director Ray Hasil.  “Whether it is at the local, state or federal level, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in how amateur radio is built into emergency communication plans everywhere.  This class allows persons interested in amateur radio communications to get licensed and on the air quickly”.

The class is being taught by amateur radio operators Tom Porritt (K8EOD) and Dave Robertson (N8UKH).  Interested parties should bring the following for class:

  • Bag lunch
  • Picture ID
  • Social security number or FCC Registration Number (FRN)
  • $15 cash (testing fee)
  • Computer with ability to connect to Wi-Fi

Class size is limited to 20.  Preregistration is required by calling Dave Robertson at 231-854-1065 or e-mailing drobertson1950@gmail.com.

Mason-Oceana 911 is located at 9160 N. Oceana Drive.

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