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All classes and testing are at RMC library computer lab. 2018 dates.

Class time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Testing is at 10 a.m.

Woods Lab (HAM radio class)  first dates:   Woods lab and Nelson Classroom (Federal Communications Commission Testing) on the second date:

January 12 Class
January 19 Testing

March 9. Class
March 16 Testing

May 11. Class
May 18. Testing

July. 13. Class
July 20. Testing

September 21. Class
September 28. Testing

November 9. Class
November 16. Testing

Testing starts at 10:00 AM

(Enter from17th Street, drive east on Permit Park till dead-ends in parking lot, Enter building directly adjacent to parking lot, with Trojan Horse Sculpture at doorway.) This is the highly-successful class that will lead you to your first Amateur Radio license.Costs: The license class is FREE.
The FCC Exam fee is $15. Here’s the process:
1.    Attend the license class at the Library on the dates above
2.    Study at home the next week (we recommend one hour/day)
3.    Take the FCC Exam here in Billings
4.    Attend “New Ham Night”
5.    Enjoy your Ham Radio License the rest of your life!Added Bonus: when you obtain your Ham Radio License, the Yellowstone Radio Club grants you free membership for one year in the local club! (a $50 Value!)What can you do with your Ham Radio License?•    Operate a base station, mobile radio, or handheld radio

•    Communicate with other ham radio operators around the world
•    Communicate through satellites, including talking directly with the astronauts on the International Space Station
•    Conduct computer-to-computer Live Chat conversations with other hams – with no wires, no cellphones, no wifi, and no internet between you
•    Provide Health and Safety radio communications for local community events like Peaks-to-Prairie, Montana Marathon, and several others
•    Provide emergency radio communications in times of disaster to help your family and neighborsPlus, if you are currently a student:
•    Volunteer Activities look very good on college applications (required for many schools and scholarships)
•    Obtaining an FCC Ham Radio License looks really good on a job application
•    The activities and technology of Ham Radio can lead to a career in electronics or communicationsQuestions, please contact Charlie Hanson/N7ERG at (406) 696-2039, or email him at     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. YRC Club Website: www.k7efa.net