Wilkes Community College offering amateur radio course

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January 17, 2020
Wilkes Community College offering amateur radio course

 

Wilkesboro, N.C. –Wilkes Community College will offer an amateur radio course taught by David Ritter; an amateur radio operator who has been licensed for over 50 years. The classes begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

 

Amateur radio, often called ham radio, allows “hams” to communicate with each other for public services, recreation, and self-training. Registration for the course is $25, which covers a seven-week course leading to the technician class license. Pre-registration is required by calling 336-838-6230.

 

This course will enable students to earn a license to speak with people in foreign countries via shortwave radio, communicate with astronauts onboard the space station, participate in on-the-air contests, and provide communications for public service events. Amateur radio is a worldwide hobby with more than 700,000 licensees in the United States and more than two million around the globe.

 

Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, is a public, two-year, open-door institution serving the people of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and beyond. Established in 1965, WCC continues to build on a strong history of meeting the educational needs and cultural interests of our students, community and workforce. WCC prepares learners for success in a dynamic world.