Amateur radio association to organize license class – News – Times Telegram

MOHAWK – The Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association will be teaching an entry level technician class license course from September 10 to December 10 at the German Flatts Community Building on National Road 5S next to the historic Church of Fort Herkimer.

Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday evening for 13 weeks.

The cost of the course is $ 40 and includes the book. If the students already have the book, the price of the book will be deducted from the course fees.

The class is open to all ages. Each student will receive the fourth edition of the “Amateur Radio Licensing Handbook – Everything You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!” published by the American Radio Relay League. The FCC recently restructured the licensing requirements for all amateur radio licenses and there are now only three classes of license. The FCC no longer requires Morse code for any class of license.

Each student will receive an “Elmer” list at the end of the course. An Elmer is an experienced ham who volunteered to help the new hams, so that they can put their station into service after getting their license.

All students who complete the course and receive their license will receive a free one-year membership in the Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association.

The technician class license allows privileges for voice communications almost immediately. A special test session will be scheduled after the course is completed.

For more information or to register, contact Chris Bouck, chairman of the educational committee, at 315-429-3927 or send an email to or Don Peterson, president of the association, at kd2ilo @ or at 315-868- 3283.

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