Amateur or "ham" radio technician and extra license courses will be offered by the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) starting in March.
The entry-level technician course will begin on Monday, March 31, and run for seven consecutive Monday evenings. The extra license course will convene Tuesday evenings beginning on March 11 and run for seven weeks. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exam for both courses is scheduled on Monday, May 19. The beginner level technician license is required for entry into the fascinating hobby of "ham" radio. It’s all about getting on the air and communicating with a region-wide network of ham radio operators for fun or community service.
For those already holding the technician and general licenses, the extra license is the senior-most license that offers access to more power output and frequencies required for world-wide communications.
Both courses are held at the Brier City Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2901 228th Street, SW, Brier, WA 98036.
There is no charge for the course with the exception of the technician or extra class book available through ESCA at a discounted price of $25. The Federal Communication Commission’s fee for technician and extra exam is $15.