Ever Wanted to Become a Ham Radio Operator?

Free “Beginning” Classes in Ham or Amateur Radio are being offered in Gillette on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings during the month of February.

Sponsored by the North East Wyoming Amateur Radio Association, NEWARA these classes are designed to help prepare to take the test for technician licenses, which are the entry-level certification to be able to legally operate radios within the amateur radio frequencies, per the release.

The classes will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday nights and from 9 to noon on Saturday morning’s in February, and will culminate with a license testing session on Saturday morning, Feb. 27.

There is no minimum age to be a licensed amateur radio operator, but the person must be able to grasp the concepts being presented and pass the test.

The classes are free of charge, but there is a $15 testing session fee and a $35 license fee.

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The class sessions will offered live, in-person, but also live “virtually” via ZOOM.  Students opting to attend virtually will be expected to attend the entire session and have their cameras turned on.

The classes being presented by NEWARA will be based on the free “No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide” written by Dan Romanchik, KG6NU, and available for free download as a PDF document from his website.

NEWARA asks in advance to let them know if you are planning on attending classes. For more information, contact David King at (307) 689-7477 or at wy7dk@arrl.net.

Information about the classes are also available at the North East Wyoming Amateur Radio Association’s Facebook page or their website, www.newara.org.