Lafayette Science Museum to host ham radio course

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)— The Lafayette Science Museum is offering a course to help those wanting to receive an FCC technical class license for ham radio operation.

The Lafayette Science Museum with the support of the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will offer an 8-week ham radio course every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with classes starting August 9, 2016.

According to a news release, after the successful completion a test, students in the course will be awarded an FCC technical class license for ham radio operation.

The Course is open to anyone and lasts up to 8-weeks depending on the progress of each student.

Course material will be $20 and a $15 FCC fee at the time of testing.

Radio amateurs will discover a richly rewarding high-tech hobby that has many different appeals to different people. Whether it is the ability to talk to local friends over the radio waves using a hand-held transceiver (HT), communicating digitally with packet radio to exchange personal messages or vital information in an emergency, talking to other hams anywhere in the world, or engaging in contests with other Radio Amateurs over the airwaves there is something for everyone.

LSM is offering this course as a way to promote ham radio to the youth of South Louisiana. This course is recommended for kids and adults 10 years and older.

If you would like to sign up for the class click here.

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