Dale N7IXS Johnny WA6RHK Bill W7QMU Joe AF7GN Curt KF7VZV
So you Want to be a Ham!
Our group of volunteer instructors (pictured above) want to help guide you on this incredible journey into one of the most fascinating hobbies you can be involved in!
Our goal is to help you to obtain your FCC Licenses, and to become a knowledgeable, productive and courteous operator - with the incredible side effect of having fun.
We do not teach the tests. We teach the subjects necessary to be a well rounded Ham, and by doing so, you will pass the tests. You will learn rules and regulations, proper operating procedures, how electronic components and basic circuits work, what modes of communications are available, antennas, safety and much more! We mix in hands-on mini-labs on multiple topics, and even offer additional free classes on radio related topics after your licenses.
This is a Unique Course! We have combined both the Technician (entry level) and General (mid level) courses together. This will make it possible to take both the Technician and General Class Exams in the same testing session. Why? Because it saves you time and money while getting you all the way to the General Class license, which has the advantage of opening the HF bands to your use - right from the start of your Amateur Radio experience!
The course runs approximately 12 weeks, depending on holiday breaks and the effort and experience of each class.
There is no cost for these class sessions, but discounted textbooks are available through the instructors (Bring cash or check to the Meet & Greet for 2 textbooks x $22.50ea = $45.00). At the end of the course there is a $15.00 test fee.
You can purchase these text books through us for a 25 percent savings and no S&H.
For further information contact; Curt, KF7VZV
The C.A.R.E. Club provides a Technician/General Class Licensing Course approximately twice a year. The course runs about 12 weeks in length. Our current class session began August 6th, 2017. There are a few seats left if you still want to join this class. The next session won't be until February of next year, so consider coming down and doing a little catch-up to attend this last session of 2017!
Classes take place on Sundays at 2pm in Room 106 of the Smullin Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd Medford, Or 97504. (Part of the Rogue Regional Medical Center)
(Please contact us with the form on this page so we know you are coming - class materials are available on site.)
We have put together some basic information for you to look through, giving you a better idea of what Amateur Radio is, what is expected in our classes, and what you can expect from us...
SO, WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO ABOUT?
Use the interactive slide show below and learn more! (Enlarge with button on bottom right of presentation)
Our classes are held in Medford, Oregon, at the
Smullin Center, 2825 E Barnett Rd Medford, Or 97504
(Enter off of Barnett Rd across from Starbucks and the Smullin Center is ahead on your left)
We use the official ARRL Ham Radio License Manuals for or classes. We do not go chapter by chapter through the manuals - instead, we teach the material topically, with material from both the Technician and General Manuals combined in a more comprehensive manner.
Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)
Participation in Amateur Radio also gives you the opportunity to help others in an emergency.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
Link to: Oregon Distracted Driving Law Enacted in 2010
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Looking for an "Elmer"?
If you are looking for an "Elmer" (a Ham Radio Mentor), call the number on the left or fill out the form below and let us know what you need help with so we can connect you with an Elmer to assist you!
AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETINGS:
C.A.R.E. - Cascade Amateur Radio Enthusiasts
Meets Second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the New Far East Restaurant, 236 N Front St, Medford, OR 97501. This is a new meeting location due to our expanding membership!
W7DTA - Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club
Meets First Thursday of every Month at 7:00pm at the Red Cross building, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford, OR.