Old-timey ham radios are used worldwide by hobbyists to chat globally, and in emergencies when phone lines are jammed or cell towers go down. They’re also a go-to communication tool for off-road enthusiasts who trek beyond the range of cell towers, knowing that CB radios may not transmit far enough to be useful in a way-out-there emergency.
But to operate a ham radio, you have to have an FCC license. And passing the test requires learning a bunch of stuff.
Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is coming to the rescue, offering a series of three all-day classes this June aimed at preparing people for the test, with an option to take the test at the end of the third day. The classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on three consecutive Saturdays: June 15, 22 and 29.
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“This class will familiarize students with ham radios and help prepare you to pass the FCC Technician Class License exam,” DMFM said in a statement. “This is the ideal class if you are interested in learning more about amateur (ham) radio, becoming a licensed operator, or if ham radio is part of your disaster preparedness communication plan.”
The classes will be held at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 145, 1120 W Desert Hills Drive. Cost is $40, which covers books and instruction, plus, if you wish to take the FCC exam on the last day of class, a $15 test fee (cash only—exact change only). Find more info and registration form here.
“Ham radio has repeatedly proven itself to be an effective means of communication particularly during a disaster and is widely used by hobbyists,” according to DMFM. “Whether you want to communicate locally or halfway around the world, this class will help you get started.”
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the homes we have “coming soon” in this incredibly tight market:
Pool with Swim-up Snack Bar!
Upgraded Majesty model on cul-de-sac with lovely landscaping.
W St. Exupery Court, Anthem Parkside
4 BEDS + CASITA | 3.5 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 2,915 SQFT | $455,000
Upgraded Patio Home!
Master on 1st floor, premier end-lot overlooking green space! Close to school, park, shopping.
W Murfield Court, Anthem Paseo
4 BEDS | 2.5 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 1,772 SQFT | $269,000
NEW POOL and Sweeping Views!
End of quiet cul-de-sac, backyard faces east at Anthem’s edge.
N Long Landing Court, Anthem Country Club
4 BEDS + CASITA | 4.5 BATHS | 2-CAR GARAGE | 3,556 SQFT | $590,000
Large View Lot Near 1st Gate!
Bennington with 14-foot ceilings, fireplace, no homes behind!
N Moss Springs Road, Anthem Country Club
3 BEDS | 2.5 BATHS | 3-CAR GARAGE | 2,542 SQFT | $440,000
Stunning Backyard + RV Parking!
Spacious Wonder model on east-facing view lot with 3-car garage and paved RV Parking.
N 50th Drive, Arroyo Grande
4 BEDS + Office + Teen Room + “Attic” | 3.5 BATHS | 3-CAR GARAGE | 4,009 SQFT | $549,000
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