County Offers Amateur Radio Training, Test

— 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 ( 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

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

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