HAM Radio License Exam to be Held on April 21st

HAM Radio License Exam to be Held on April 21st
Free Prep Class Offered April 19-21

Poughkeepsie, NY… Amateur radio, or ham radio, operators can communicate across towns, around the world, or even into space without the internet or a cell phone and are essential resources during emergencies or during recovery efforts following natural disasters such as fires, floods, or hurricanes. For those wishing to obtain a license or upgrade their existing license, Dutchess County Emergency Response, in partnership with the Mount Beacon Amateur Radio Club, will host an FCC licensing exam at 1pm on Sunday, Apil 21st at the Emergency Response campus, located at 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie. The exam fee is $15, and upon successful completion, a $35 FCC licensing fee will be charged. Pre-registration is required by April 1st to take the exam.

There will be a free, three-day training course at Emergency Response to review the exam’s material, which is from the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 5th Edition, on Friday, April 19th from 6-9pm; Saturday, April 20th from 8am-5pm; and Sunday, April 21st from 8am-noon. The class is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required in advance by April 1st. Participants should obtain and review the manual prior to the first session. While attending the three-day training is recommended, it is not required to take the exam. View the event flyer.

To register for the class and exam, or to learn more, call Adam Nowik Jr. at (845) 849-3666 or email AE2AN@aol.com. To register to take the exam only, call Andrew Schmidt at 845-464-2676 or email W2BOS@arrl.net.

Author: Harlem Valley News