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Intro to Ham Radio


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Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants use various kinds of radio equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for recreation and public service.

This class will cover the basics of amateur radio, including technology, radio etiquette, emergency communications and what to look for when purchasing a radio. You will also learn about the opportunities for putting your radio skills to good use and have an opportunity to get on the air!

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Renton Fire Station #12, 1209 Kirkland Ave NE, Renton

This class is free but registration is required. Use code 61515 at rentonwa.gov/cybersignup or call (425) 430-6700 to register. This class is offered by the Renton Emergency Communication Service. Ages 13 and up, minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This class is designed for people who have their ham radio technician license, but it is not a requirement.