Official Ham Radio Technician Class Open to Novices Earning FCC License

Staunton Parks and Recreation to host the Valley Amateur Radio Association's Tech Class

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STAUNTON, VA (05/31/2011)(readMedia)-- The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department will provide the stage for the Valley Amateur Radio Association's Ham Radio Tech Class. This is a 10 week Technician Class - the first level of ham radio license - in which students will learn all knowledge and skills necessary to pass the exam in Dayton, Virginia on August 13th. All information necessary to achieve an FCC license will be covered in this class. Many people take this class in order to get involved in emergency communication efforts when regular communication channels fail. The course requires classroom and home study. The class will begin on Monday, June 6th and operate 10 consecutive Mondays from 6-9pm at the Nelson Street Center, 900 Nelson Street in Staunton. Although the Valley Amateur Radio Association offers the instruction for free, there is a one time $15 facility fee due at the time of registration. The course does require the purchase of a course manual. This manual can be purchased from the instructor on the first night of class. For more information contact John Keller of the local "hams" at (540) 746-0425.