— from Brendan Cowan Director, Department of Emergency Management —
San Juan County’s amateur radio volunteers form a critical communications link between islands and to the mainland in the event of a major emergency or outage. The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society (www.sjcars.org) is hosting a training in Friday Harbor to prepare islanders to take the Amateur Technician test. This certification allows islanders to become a part of this crucial communications system.
The class is free but there is a $15 fee to the American Radio Relay League for taking the test.
To register or for details, contact Bryan Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech License Prep Class:
Tuesday August 1, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday August 3, 1-3 p.m.
Test will be given on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. – Noon