Radio Club to host beginners class

Posted 5/22/19

Radio Club to Host Beginners Class

Amateur radio is a hobby and public service that is used every day to communicate across town, around the world – even reaching the International Space Station.

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Radio Club to host beginners class

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Amateur radio is a hobby and public service that is used every day to communicate across town, around the world – even reaching the International Space Station.

To introduce the public to this communication service, the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will hold, “A Beginners Class on HAM Radio,” on Saturday at the organization’s clubhouse at 560 Johnson Boulevard.

The session begins at 9 a.m. and should take less than two hours.  
Anyone interested in learning more about this exciting, rewarding and educational mode of communication should make plans to attend.

Club President Steve Weber said, “Many people have heard or read in the media about how HAM radio operators are able to establish communications on a moment’s notice in an area devastated by natural disaster. HAM radio personnel can get on the air in a crisis with as little as a radio, power source, and a piece of wire for an antenna.”

The American Radio Relay League, in a release detailing the importance of amateur radio, said “The Amateur Radio Service kept New York City agencies in touch with each other after their command center was destroyed during the 9/11 tragedy. Ham radio also came to the rescue during Hurricane Katrina, where all other communications failed, and the devastating flooding in Colorado in 2013.”

In addition, Weber said they are very active during severe weather events through the National Weather Service’s SkyWarn program.
The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1962 and has supported the Cleveland Bradley County Emergency Management Agency and many private organizations providing disaster relief assistance to Bradley County residents. .

The clubhouse is only a short distance from U.S. 64 and the APD 40 bypass. It has been in this location since 1983 and can be found on Google maps.

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