Have you ever thought about getting an amateur radio license? For some, studying is the obstacle: it takes time that we don’t think we have.
If you’re in the east San Francisco bay area this October, one of the upcoming “ham crams” are just what you need. KIDS are welcome too—age is no limit!
The first is offered by the Benicia Amateur Radio Club, whose very successful One-Day Ham License Class on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at the Benicia Senior Center, 187 East “L” Street in Benicia [map]. They are providing two paths: Technician (entry level) and General (for currently licensed Techs). An exam session will be conducted at 4:00pm at the conclusion of the study session. No pre-study is needed, and their success rate is over 90%. Here’s a flyer for their course (PDF).
The second is offered as part of the big, annual Pacificon conference. Their licensing class, included with admission to the conference, will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8:00am – 4:00pm at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon CA 94583 [map]. The $15 exam follows the class.
Learn how to pass the exam so you can talk with people in far-away places (including the International Space Station). Find new friends with the original social media. Be ready for emergencies.