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Amateur Radio Technician Class License Course Hosted and Sponsored by: Mr. Earl Paazig, W8BR, in conjunction with, Newark Amateur Radio Association and the American Red Cross – East & South-Central Ohio Chapter.

Place: 143 S. 30th St., Newark, Ohio 43055 https://goo.gl/maps/CSbgxAbaU322

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (No lunch break)

Registration: Students must register in advance with Mr. Earl Paazig, email@paazig.net or by phone at 740-828-1057 or 740-504-1950. Registrations may be limited.

Cost to participants: The course is free however participants must provide and come prepared with writing and note-taking materials. This will be a fast-paced course. You won’t want to miss a note. Students will be required to download and print a free copy of the Study Guide available at: https://paazig.net/owncloud/index.php/s/wT13jVN4zm1BTOP/download Optionally, the participants would be encouraged to purchase a book costing $32.95 plus shipping. http://www.arrl.org/shop/Ham-Radio-License-Manual/?page=1

About the Course Instructor: Mr. Paazig is an Amateur Extra Class Radio Operator and is an active member of Newark Amateur Radio Association. He is trained in Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Level I, II, and III, as well as, the Incident Command System. His formal education includes undergraduate degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology and Management, as well as, a Master of Science in Administration/Information Resource Management. In his professional career, he has served in various civilian capacities for the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program and is a retired USAF Civilian. Mr. Paazig is currently employed as a Substitute Teacher for area high schools.

About the Newark Amateur Radio Association: The mission of this Association is to foster and promote the hobby of Amateur Radio, to provide repeater systems for the Amateur Radio community, to provide public service and emergency communications when needed, to provide education for licensing, and to provide a forum for members to meet and exchange information, share experiences, and socialize with one another. Mr. Weldon Mathews, K8NQ, is the current Club President. The Club supports local public service activities with communications when needed. Many members are involved in the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). Further information may be found at the Club’s website at https://n8ara.org. For information regarding Amateur Radio may be found at the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) web site at http://www.arrl.org.

Frequently Asked Questions – Amateur Radio Technician Class License Course

The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) are provided to help answer prospective student’s questions on the Technician Class License Course. Any additional questions on the class or obtaining an amateur radio license may be sent to Mr. Earl Paazig, at email@paazig.net.

Q: What is the Technician amateur radio license?
A: The Technician license is the introductory amateur radio license. There are a total of three license classes: Technician, General, and Amateur Extra. Each license type, beyond the entry level Technician, provide additional operating frequency privileges.

Q: What can I do with the Technician amateur radio license?
A: The Technician license allows you to operate an amateur radio station on all amateur radio frequencies above 30 MHz with some limited privileges below 30 MHz. The Technician frequency privileges include the popular 2 meter and 70cm bands where most local and area communication occurs. An amateur with the Technician license can use voice repeaters using a mobile or hand-held radio to communication with other hams in the area or around the world via internet connections or amateur radio satellites.

Q: Will I have my Technician amateur radio license at the end of the weekend class?
A: The ham radio class will prepare you to take the Technician amateur radio license exam, known of Element 2. The license exam is administered by Volunteer Examiners (VEs) who are hams from the local area. We will provide information on upcoming scheduled VE testing sessions.

Q: Are there any age requirements to get an amateur radio license?
A: No, anyone can obtain an amateur radio license as long as they pass the license exam.

Q: How do I enroll to take the Technician Class License Course?
A: To enroll for the Technician Class License Course register at the Red Cross not later three (3) days prior to the first class. Please provide your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Registration will be required due to potential space limitations.

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