Amateur Radio Licensing Class in Blaine [rescheduled]

Always wanted to be a HAM radio operator? Then mark your calendar: September 22nd and 29th, 2018.

Sponsored by: The City of Blaine, the Blaine Police Department, and the Blaine Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS).

Blaine ACS is hosting this entry-level licensing class for people who wish to obtain an Amateur Radio License. The class takes place over two sequential Saturdays in September, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

On Saturday the 22nd , you will receive seven hours of classroom training, with plenty of time for interacting with your instructors and other amateur radio operators (hams) from Blaine ACS. You will also receive study materials and a reading assignment to be completed by the 29th.

On Saturday the 29th, you will receive a further five hours of training and review, followed by the official FCC exam for the Technician (entry-level) ham license.

The course is free; the exam is $15, cash (no checks, no credit cards). For the exam, you will need to bring your drivers license or other government-issued ID.

There is a textbook available; it is recommended but not mandatory. It is the “ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 4th Edition (Softcover)”. This book will be available for $30 from your instructor on the first day of class. If you would like to buy it ahead of time, it is available from the ARRL.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register, email me at, or call me at 360-933-1057. I hope to see you there.

Chris Doutre KC9AD
ACS Manager

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