Ham radio classes to be offered in November
September 28. 2013 1:48AM
Ham radio, or amateur radio, allows people to communicate via radio over distances ranging from a few to thousands of miles. Unlike phones, amateur radio does not rely on a network which can go down in critical times.
There are more than 5,000 amateur operators in New Hampshire. They get involved in many communication events, ranging from disasters to community events like parades.
The FCC requires that prospective amateur operators pass a test to prove that they understand rules and regulations, safety and basic electronics. The Nov. 9 class will provide training for the first license level.
The class is open to everyone, but pre-enrollment is required. For information, contact Mitch Stern at 1-800-639-1766; email is W1SJ@ARRL.NET, or at hamclass.net.