CARC March 2024 Testing and Training

March 2024 Testing and Training

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SCHEART will offer Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in March 2024. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will run from March 18th through 22nd from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.

We’re presenting the classes by video conference using Zoom ( ). If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at [email protected]. I’ll forward your email to your instructor. They will send you an invitation to the video conference.

Here’s a tutorial on how to use Zoom:

If you’ve never used videoconferencing before, Here’s a couple of tips:

Use a headset or headphones. Any headphones that plug into your computer will do. Even the wired ones that came with your cell phone, if it’s using the 1/8” plug. This eliminates feedback when you unmute your microphone.
Mute your microphone when not speaking to the instructor. Otherwise, the class will hear any background noise from your computer.
Find the text/chat function and use it.
New hams must start with the Technician course.

All classes are free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to [email protected]. I’ll need a real name, not a handle. Be sure to tell me which class you want to take and include your cell number.

Testing will be offered on March 23rd at 08:30 am at SCETV headquarters, 1041 George Rogers Blvd in Columbia.  We’ll take care of the administrative work first and start the testing when the administrative work is done. Bring a photo ID, an original copy of any Ham Radio license, your FRN, and $10.00 cash. If a child is testing and has no photo I.D., bring a copy of a birth certificate. Also, once the FCC processes your application, they will want an additional $35.00. 

If you are testing for the first time, you must bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN), which you can get here:

If you’re coming for testing only, email us so we can plan accordingly.

Please refer any questions to [email protected].

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