SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in June. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will be running from June 13th through 17th. from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but will 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 (http://zoom.us ) If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at email@example.com. I’ll forward your email to your instructor and they will send you an invitation to the video conference.
Here’s a tutorial on how to use zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y8hbdlvr
If you’ve never used videoconferencing before, Here are 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 will have to start out with the Technician course.
All classes are free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to MidlandsVE@gmail.com. Tell me which class you want to take and include your cell number.
Testing will be offered on June 18th 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 admin 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.
If you are testing for the first time, you must bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN), which you can get here:https://tinyurl.com/yayymn28
If you’re coming for testing only, email us so we can plan accordingly.
Please refer any questions to MidlandsVE@gmail.com.