The Elmhurst-based York Radio Club will again offer a weekend training class designed to allow participants to learn everything they need to know to pass their amateur radio license exam. At the end of the two-day session, volunteer examiners will administer the test that’s required to obtain the Federal Communications Commission license.
The sessions, open to all, will be Nov. 11-12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’ll be held in the basement meeting room at Elmhurst Fire Station No. 1, 404 N. York St. The class is free, although there is a $14 exam fee for those who want to take the test at the end of the weekend.
What can one do with a ham radio license? You can talk around the world, without wires or the Internet. You can also chat with astronauts, bounce signals off satellites, learn about electronics and two-way radio and help your community with communications during disasters or public service events. More information is available at www.yorkradioclub.com/training.