Ham Radio Tech Class Being Offered at Lafayette Science Museum
Lafayette Science Museum (LSM) with the support of Acadiana Amateur Radio Association
(AARA) will be offering an 6-week ham radio course every Tuesday at 5:30pm starting
September 19th, 2017 at LSM. After the successful completion of the test the student will be
awarded an FCC Technicians Class license for ham radio operation. This course is open to
anyone and lasts 6 weeks. However, Class size will be limited so please sign up early. Course
material will be $20 and there is a FCC fee of $15 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. Lafayette Science
Museum is located at 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA.
For more information, visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org or call 337-291-5544 to sign up.