Interested in becoming a HAM (Amateur) Radio Operator? Any U.S. citizen can become a licensed amateur radio operator. There is no age limit and a technical background is NOT needed. You don't even need to learn the morse code! There are 3 classes of license:
Technician Class - allows all VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands.
General Class - allows all VHF/UHF Amateur bands and most HF privileges (10 through 160 meters) are available.
Extra Class - allows all Amateur band privileges.
Contact Allan Batteiger at the WB5QNG.ORG web site, or Bill Caldwell, AC5BC, for HAM radio training opportunities. You can also contact Doug Priebe (AG5HB) for when classes are being held at the North Pointe Church. Finally, you can check the Other Ham Events calendar for other training opportunities.
Some self study sites include: