Amateur Radio Training Starts September 15 in Moscow

The Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club will conduct free classes to
help interested people obtain a Technician and General level amateur
radio license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 7:00 until 9:00 starting
September 15 through November.

Students will learn about regulations, responsibilities, electronics
theory and practice, and terminology so that they can chew the rag
(talk for a long time on the radio) with an Elmer (a ham radio mentor).

The classroom is the University of Idaho Industrial Technology
building, room 16A. The building is at the intersection of Sweet
Avenue and Railroad Street. Free parking is available in the lot to
the east of the building.

There are no charges nor prerequisites for the class, though
students are encouraged to obtain a textbook. There is a charge of
$15.00 for the FCC test to cover record keeping and other
administration; the volunteer examiners receive no compensation.

The Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club (, a
group of radio amateurs and friends, meets the fourth Wednesday of
the month at 7:00 p.m. for camaraderie and to discuss the hobby.
All are welcome. Meetings are generally at the Sandpiper Restaurant
on North Main Street in Moscow. Many of the same people also meet
informally at noon on the second Monday of the month at the same

Amateur radio operators involve themselves in a high-tech, fun hobby
that's open to people of all ages and walks of life. They meet
other hams from around the corner or around the world via radio,
sometimes interconnected via the Internet. They use their equipment
in homes, cars, and hands. They talk, send pictures or digital
data, and some still use Morse code to communicate. And they
provide a vital, decentralized communication service in times of
disaster while commercial systems are being rebuilt.

For further information, contact Geoff Billin of the Palouse Hills
Amateur Radio Club:
Telephone: (208) 882-6755.