Date/Time of Release: 06/25/2012 - 16:15
Contact Person: Jerry Eifert
Contact Number: 541-673-8868
Subject: Amateur Radio License Testing
Date/Time of Incident: 06/30/2012 - 09:00
Incident Location: Port of Umpqua Annex Building, Reedsport, OR
Case Number: n/a
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) unit will be providing an opportunity for persons interested in obtaining their FCC license to operate Amateur (Ham) Radio.
Amateur Radio is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Communications Act of 1934. It is also subject to numerous international agreements. All Amateur Radio operators must be licensed. In the US there are three license classes—Technician, General and Extra. Each successive level of license comes with an expansion of privileges.
Persons interested should have already been studying for the test (additional information on the licensing process can be found at: http://www.arrl.org/licensing-education-training)
Testing will be held June 30th, Saturday, at 9 a.m., in the Port of Umpqua Building on Highway 101 right across from Mast Brothers Towing. There is parking behind the building.
There will be three Extra Class and one General Class Volunteer Examiners, so people can take any Technician class testing, or upgrades. Please bring picture ID, your social security number, and $15 cash or check. It would be appropriate to bring along a calculator.
Current Ham Radio operators that would like to upgrade their license are also welcome to test (please bring a copy of your current license).
Please also know we welcome anyone in coastal Douglas County to join the ARES group. There is an application that includes a criminal background check. Final acceptance will be made by the Douglas County Emergency Manager and the ARES Emergency Coordinator for Douglas County.
Area Emergency Coordinator, Douglas County ARES