News Release from the High Desert Amateur Radio Group
September 30, 2018
Contact: Donald Shurtleff, Public Information Officer
The High Desert Amateur Radio Group (HIDARG) and the Central Oregon
Community College (COCC) are offering a course that will assist you in
obtaining a ham radio license in one day.
The course prepares students for the entry level “Technician Class” ham
radio license. The one day session is based on a curriculum created by the
American Radio Relay League.
Students will use a manual that focuses only on material that might be
included on the actual test. Each question listed in the manual is followed
by a brief narrative explaining the correct answer.
There is no lecture involved. The students will self-study the manual during
the allotted time.
The official Federal Communications Commission test will be administered
by certified volunteer examiners at the end of the class. Students must
obtain a score of 70% to earn the license. A typical average score for
students using this curriculum is in the mid-90’s.
No prior knowledge of electronics is needed to pass this test. The only
math involved is very simple algebra. Morse code is no longer required.
The class will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:30 AM until
5:30 PM. If that date doesn’t work for you, another one-day class will be
held on Saturday, November 17 th , 2018.
The cost is $49.00.
More information is available at www.highdeserthams.org . which includes a
link to COCC for registration.