Earn Your Ham Radio License in One Weekend in Elmhurst

The Elmhurst-based York Radio Club will again offer a weekend training class designed to allow participants to learn everything they need to know to pass their amateur radio license exam. At the end of the two-day session, volunteer examiners will administer the test that’s required to obtain the Federal Communications Commission license.

The sessions, open to all, will be Nov. 11-12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’ll be held in the basement meeting room at Elmhurst Fire Station No. 1, 404 N. York St. The class is free, although there is a $14 exam fee for those who want to take the test at the end of the weekend.

What can one do with a ham radio license? You can talk around the world, without wires or the Internet. You can also chat with astronauts, bounce signals off satellites, learn about electronics and two-way radio and help your community with communications during disasters or public service events. More information is available at www.yorkradioclub.com/training.

many of us are looking up

Dave, KC9AMY is getting ready for August 21st at approximately 1 PM – So is Joey, AC9QS & Angela, KD9IRC – Along with millions of other inquisitive inhabitants of North America. They will be looking up at the sun (wearing protective goggles for sure,) to view the complete solar eclipse.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse for more details.

Below is a ‘test’ picture taken by Dave who is preparing to photograph the event.  He wrote “Took this photo the weekend before last.  You can see a sunspot (a little fuzzy) on the left side.  Using a solar filter, 1/10 sec. at f/8, about 8x magnification.  Hope it is not cloudy on Monday!”

We do too! We hope to display a few of his photos here on our club website – For all looking up next week – prepare with safety in mind, but do have an experience of a lifetime – the next chance will be in some 25 years – say no more just look up (with caution.)

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