Free Online Amateur Radio Operating Class

A free, weekly, 3-hour Amateur Radio operating class will begin on Thursday April 4, 2024 and run through June 20, 2024j at 6:30 PM Eastern Time. The presenters will be experienced folksin the various subjects.

A detailed syllabus will be published before the classes begin. Attend one class or attend them all, but you must register for the classes.

To recieve registration information contact Rol Anders, K3RA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Subjects will include:

  • All About Operating--A general Introduction
  • Amateur Radio Organizations—Local to International
  • Ham Radio Awards
  • DXing-History and Tips from the Experts
  • QSLing-How to get that needed card for DXCC or WAS
  • VHF/UHF Weak Signal Work and "Roving"
  • Image Operating—Slow Scan and Fast Scan TV
  • Remote Station control over internet
  • Learning CW in the no-code era
  • Digital Modes—From RTTY to FT8 and beyond
  • Contesting—How to get started, tips for the beginner and intermediated contester
  • Logging Software—What's available, how to use
  • Propagation—A general intro to HF Propagation
  • Amateur Satellites—How to get started
  • Portable (backpacking) operation—Tips from an expert
  • Setting Up a Modern (or not so modern) HF Station
  • Lightning Protection and Grounding
  • Traffic Handling
  • Public Service, Emergency Communications