The Moapa Valley Amateur Radio Club will be offering testing for those interested in obtaining their Technician license; or in upgrading an existing license; on Saturday January 19. Testing will take place at the Old Logandale School at 3011 N Moapa Valley Blvd beginning at 10:00 AM. The testing fee is $15.00.
Those wishing to take the test should bring cash and also bring a state issued Identification, your Social Security number or FCC Registration Number (FRN).
Amateur Radio is a worldwide network of people united by a common interest in wireless communications. There are nearly 700,000 licensed Amateur Radio operators in the United States and nearly three million people around the world who call themselves “hams.”
The various activities available in Amateur Radio will surprise you. Some people have a basic interest in radio; others focus on the technology and the science of radio. Competitive events, contests and award programs attract others. And Amateur Radio operators provide vital emergency and public service communications.
“Amateur Radio is all about Magic!” said Kevin O’Dell, NØIRW from Ardmore, Oklahoma. “It’s magic to talk to a complete stranger on the other side of the world, to watch the eyes of a child light up when they talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station, to see the relief in a mother’s face because the Amateur Radio operators at the county fair found her lost child, to see the excitement on the face of my son after getting his license and making his first contact. And who said magic isn’t real?”
Getting Started in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission grants Amateur Radio licenses. Thousands of people from all walks of life earn their licenses each year by passing a basic exam. The 35-question, multiple choice exam covers: basic electricity and safety rules and regulations to operate your radio
As a Technician class licensee, you will have privileges on many exclusive Amateur Radio frequencies. These privileges include voice, digital and television modes or communicating through various satellites carrying Amateur Radio. Morse code is not required for a Technician class license.
For more information and study helps please contact Craig Fabbi KB7FAB at 702-378-8807.