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Wyoming association to offer free ham radio classes

An amateur radio operator, Yvette Cendes, KB3HTS, at station W8EDU, 2005 (Andromeda321 at en.wikipedia (Yvette Cendes) Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — NE Wyoming Amateur Radio Association, or NEWARA, will teach free ham radio classes in February and March for people who wish to become amateur radio technicians, according to a flier.

The classes will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, from Feb. 4 through March 18.

NEWARA will hold the classes at the George Amos Memorial Building, 412 S. Gillette Ave., Gillette.

To learn more, contact Jack Robison at 307-670-4284 and leave a message or jerobison@bresnan.net.

Robison said that students need to purchase the book “Pass Your Amateur Radio Technician Class Test — The Easy Way” and pay a $15 fee to take the test. Those who pass the test will pay a $35 license fee to the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC.

Students don’t need to attend all the classes, but doing so will help them pass the test, Robison said. Students who can’t attend the classes in person can attend via Zoom.

Annual dues for the NEWARA club are $25 for individuals or $30 for a family that lives at the same address. The club meets monthly, according to its events schedule.