Marvin Match (call sign KA7TPH) will be giving free instruction to prepare for taking the FCC exam for the Technician level in amateur radio (ham radio). Instruction begins this Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m., at the LDS Pioneer Stake Center, 1401 West 700 So., SLC, in the Relief Society room. Classes will be approximately two hours long. Marv anticipates the course will last about eight weeks, depending on the needs of the group. Marv says, "If someone wants to come in part way through, that's OK too."
I additionally recommend attendance for anyone who already has his/her license in amateur radio already but would like a refresher on the diverse principles and practices for ham radio. Marv has been active in amateur radio for decades, is an electrical engineer and enjoys the hands-on activities of making radio-related components inexpensively.
Marv will be teaching from the Technician manual by Gordon West and will be selling those at the class for $20 each. You do not have to purchase a manual to attend the course.
An exam is required for FCC licensing and costs $14 or $15 at the time of testing.
After this Technician course, Marv will hold a course for the General then Extra levels of licensure, if anyone is interested.
Registration for Marv's course is not required. Come one, come all and let your family, friends, neighbors and community know about this special opportunity to add emergency communications to your arsenal of emergency response preparedness!
SusanSusan Smith, President