Ham radio licensing class in La Honda, Mar 13 & 14

Press release

By on Wed, February 24, 2010

Are you interested in backup communications when the phone lines are down?

Want to know which roads are closed when the storms blow through?

Would you like to participate in a family friendly community of more than 40 of your neighbors, helping each other and those around you?

Do you want to keep in touch when you’re out hiking, riding or working in the back forty?

Amateur radio is the alternative!  Much more powerful, with greater range than the FRS/GMRS walkie-talkies you’ll find at the box stores. Amateur radio doesn’t depend on the infrastructure of the cell phone system.  Your "Ham" license is the key to a whole world of communication.

The South Coast "Hams" of the SC4 Amateur Radio Club are holding a two day, license prep class for everyone who would like to take the Technician License exam.  The class runs March 13 and 14, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 to 4:30 both days.  It will be held at the La Honda Elementary School, and we will cover all of the questions in the exam pool.  The following Saturday we will provide transportation to the exam site.

The exam is a simple, 35 question, multiple choice test, just like the written driver’s license test, and a passing score is 75%.  There is no longer a requirement to know Morse code and there are no age limits. It’s easy.  It’s fun and you’ll only have to pass it once for a life time of radio operating privileges.

The fee for the class is $25 and includes text book and materials.  The fee for the exam is $15.  Pre-enrollment is required:  Please sign up before March 7.  If you would like to learn more, visit > or contact Peter by email > or phone 747-0316.