The Edmond Amateur Radio Society and the national association for Amateur Radio invites the public to attend its annual entry level amateur radio license class. The classes are free however the course manual is $25 and the FCC exam is $15, with free online practice exams. This class will be held on Tuesday nights 6:30 to 8:30 PM September 15 – November 3 at the Edmond Community Center located at 28 East Main Street, in the heart of downtown Edmond.
To register please visit the club web site at WWW.K5EOK.ORG and click the “Classes” tab or email our class coordinator Marcus at cqN5ZY@gmail.com or call/text 405-401-0106.
Join 725,000 licensed US amateur radio operators or approximately 3 million worldwide to participate in the magic of radio wave communication by becoming involved in various activities from worldwide radio competitions to local weather spotting. Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator, some as young as 5 and as old as 100. Find something fun and challenging in amateur radio – attend our class, pass the exam and try amateur radio!
For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster. “Hams can throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” said ARRL spokesman Sean Kutzko. “In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.” And today there are also several amateur radio satellites, built by hams, which are fun and challenging to use as well!
Learn more about amateur radio by visiting http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio Formed in 1957, the Edmond Amateur Radio Society is a full-service amateur radio club with over 100 members. We assist our community with emergency and weather nets, as well as parade staging and communication. We conduct licensing classes and technical workshops, and actively participate in HF operations such as Field Day and special events. We run weekly nets on VHF/UHF and HF and have numerous social events throughout the year.