St. Bernards Medical Center will host amateur radio classes that are open to the interested public free of charge on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19.
Amateur radio, also referred to as ham radio, is the use of designated radio frequency spectrum for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, self-training and emergency communication.
The class facilitator will be John Nordlund, tactical communication specialist with the Arkansas Department of Health. Classes will begin at 8:30 both mornings, and the test to become licensed as an amateur radio operator will be given at 3 Sunday afternoon.
The exam simply assures a participant’s understanding of key concepts in electronics and a basic understanding of radio regulations.
Sessions will be held in Stroud Hall of the St. Bernards Annex Building at 225 East Jackson Avenue.
Though there is no charge for the classes, registration is required and can be accomplished by contacting Karla Davis at St. Bernards at 336-4909 or email@example.com.