Course Preregistration

Before you make your course selection(s), you need to know there are three classes of amateur radio license that you can receive, Technician, General and Amateur Extra.  To receive a Technician license you must pass the FCC Element 2 exam.  To receive a General license you must pass Elements 2 and 3, and to become an Extra you must pass Elements 2, 3 and 4.  So it is best to start with a Technician class first, and work your way up.  Morse Code is rather an optional skill that will increase your ability to communicate.  But like learning a musical instrument it takes a lot of time an practice, but once learned is something you'll have for life.

Throughout 2020 we held all classes via Zoom for obvious reasons.  Though we have use of our club house at present, new variants to the COVID-19 virus continue to put that in jeopardy.  So everyone who plans to take our Fall 2021 course should be equipped and ready to participate using Zoom.  All classes are 1:15pm till 4:45pm and will be held on 6 consecutive Saturdays. 

At present our plan is to provide all but the second class, in person, in our club house in the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center.  We will be streaming all classes on Zoom simultaneously.  Therefore all students can choose which way they want to receive instruction.  The day of the second class, October 9th, our club house will be in use as a testing center, and thus will be unavialable.  That day we will provide instruction only via Zoom.   And of course if the Governor decided to curtail use of facilities like our club house, we will continue to provide the Zoom classes from a different location.  So one way or the other, our classes will be available to you.    

Until further notice all courses will be held remotely, using Zoom.