ICOM 706 Tranceiver
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ICOM 706 Tranceiver

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While Morse code is not required to get your license, it is a popular mode and a lot of fun!

You can learn a bit about the history of Morse Code, the development of the telegraph and its impact on communication. (thanks to Payton Conway for this link to a great site!)

You can find a lot of study aids online or you can purchase a system.  There are apps aplenty, but there is no one fool proof way to learn "the code"  And you must committ to whatever you choose.

The ARRL maintains an code practice schedule  - it changes occaisionally so we have provided a link below

hey also offer some code practice files to listen to

As of May 30,2020 - the Web Master has not been informed of any classes upcoming.     The site will be updated as soon as classes are resumed.

Have you been thinking about getting your ham radio license?   Do you know someone who has thought about it?   Well...  wait no longer.  
There will be an entry level (Technician Class) amateur radio class and will be held at the American Red Cross 

The classes will be held on eight consecutive Tuesdays starting with July 30th and running until September 17th.  The start time for the class will be 7:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm.  There is no cost for the class but you can purchase a copy of 
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 4th Edition for $25. (this is a $5 discount from the regular price.) The manual is recommended but is not required.  If you purchase a copy on your own please make sure it is the 4th Edition.

The testing session will be held on Tuesday, September 24th    More details about the test will be available at the class.

Class size is limited so please complete the registration form at this link:  2019 Technician Class if you'd like to attend.
If you have any additional questions please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While not really a replacement for a class room setting where you can interact directly with instructors and fellow students, an online presenation of the study material are a great way to prepare for attending a class, or filling in some gaps from classes you did attend:

Ham Radio 2.0 has some good videos

New Technician Training Class - Part 1

New Technician Training Class - Part 2

New Technician Training Class - Part 3


Online practice tests are a great way to track how well you are doing in your studies.  

One of the best is  

Use it to help you know where you need to study more!