December 2023 Training and Testing

SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in December of 2023. This is for Technician, General and Extra. All classes will be running from December 11th to December 15th from 6pm to 9pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but will finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.

We’re presenting the classes by video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ) If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at midlandsve@gmail.com. I’ll forward your email to your instructor, They will send you an invitation to the video conference.

Here’s a tutorial on how to use zoom: https://tinyurl.com/az6ms9ua

If you’ve never used videoconferencing before, Here’s a couple of tips:

Use a headset or headphones. Any headphones that plug into your computer will do. Even the wired ones that came with your cell phone, if it’s using the 1/8” plug. This eliminates feedback when you unmute your microphone.
Mute your microphone when not speaking to the instructor. Otherwise, the class will hear any background noise from your computer.
Find the text/chat function and use it.
New hams must start out with the Technician course.

All classes are free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to MidlandsVE@gmail.com. I’ll need a real name, not a handle. Be sure to tell me which class you want to take and include you cell number.

Testing will be offered on December 16th at 08:30 am at SCETV headquarters, 1041 George Rogers Blvd in Columbia.  We’ll take care of the administrative work first and start the testing at when the admin work is done. Bring a photo ID, an original and copy of any Ham Radio license, your FRN and $10.00 cash. If a child is testing and has no photo I.D., bring a copy of a birth certificate. Also, once the FCC processes your application, they will want an additional $35.00. 

If you are testing for the first time, you must bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN), which you can get here:https://tinyurl.com/yayymn28

If you’re coming for testing only, email us so we can plan accordingly.

Please refer any questions to midlandsve@gmail.com.

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