Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is the use of designated radio frequency spectra for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without direct monetary or other similar reward, and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).
Southfield Classes – All License Grades:
The General and Extra Class amateur radio license classes: Mondays, January 12, 2015 to May 4, 2015—7pm to 9 pm
The Technician Class amateur radio license: Mondays, February 9, 2015 to April 27, 2015—7pm to 9 pm
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West ten mile rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
Engineering building E-200
Instruction is free / License manual is $25, available from the instructor / FCC exam fee (at final session): $15
***limited room! Pre-registration is necessary, by December 29***
Instructor: Ron Miotke, wd8mnx (Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club)
Contact: Jerry Begel, HPARC Education Coordinator. W9npi@arrl.net
Dearborn & Dearborn Heights Technician Classes:
Monday Evenings at Caroline Kennedy Library
6:30 pm until 8:30 pm on March 2, March 16, March 30, April 6, and April 20.
These free classes are offered by the Motor City Radio Club and will help teens and adults who wish to prepare for the Technician Amateur Radio License Examination.
Caroline Kennedy Library
24950 George Street
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
On May 9 all students are invited to take the MCRC bi-monthly License Examinations in Taylor, MI. (The license examination fee is $15.00 paid at the exam site on the day of the exam.)
We will be using The No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide by Dan Romanchic. It is a free download of 58 pages in PDF format available at www.kb6nu.com.
The ARRL license guide can also be purchased from the instructor at a cost of $22.50.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED,
Stop at the Library Circulation Desk or call (313) 791-3802