By Science Editor, Jaime Yarbrough – January 10, 2024
The Del Norte Amateur Radio Club will be conducting a FREE
Technicians Class FCC Element 2 Radio License, the first two weeks of
Class dates are February 3rd & 4th and 10th from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Then Sunday February 11th from 8:30 to noon for review and testing at
The class will be held at the Hambro Business offices, 445 Elk Valley Road, Crescent City, CA.
There will be a limited number of 24 students allowed for this class, so register on or before 21 JANUARY
The course will be taught by a member of our club and President of the
Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club in Brookings OR, Lynn Hill. The above
book will be provided to registered students ($30). The test fee is
$15 and there is a FCC fee of $35 for the license. All fees ARE NOT REQUIRED
in advance. Registration is done by visiting the DNARC website at:
Registration requirements as stated include proper Identification AND
HAVING A “FRN” NUMBER. Be sure to read the registration form
carefully. Contact information is included.
From the recent fire event and subsequent temporary failure of our
telephone system the need for direct communication became readily
evident to several folks. The mission of amateur radio is just that, to
provide emergency communications in the case of an emergency. Living
in the shadow of the Cascadia Fault zone (earthquakes), and at risk of
a tsunami generated anywhere in the Pacific rim area are just a couple
reasons having a back up communication mechanism is just common
sense. It is also a global hobby for thousands of people around the
world, many of whom a HAM radio operator can talk to!
Regular Club meetings are at the same location 6 PM the first Monday of each
month (unless it conflicts with a federal holiday).
Jaime Yarbrough is President, Del Norte Amateur Radio Club
KJ6JKL (General Class)