Entry Level Technician Class

The Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club offers training classes to be come an FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator. Amateur radio is the premier high-tech hobby. It's enjoyed by people from all walks of life from around the world. The rules for becoming an amateur (ham) radio operator vary from country to country around the world.

On this page we're going to tell you a little about the hobby and how you can obtain the necessary license to operate in the United States. It's never been so easy to get into ham radio. All ham radio operators must be licensed before they can legally operate. This differs a great deal from the CB (i.e. truckers) and FRS (i.e. dimestore walkie-talkie) services which require no licenses. Amateur radio operators must be licensed because they are given transmitting privileges on a wide variety of frequencies and are allow to use just about any equipment imaginable, even home built radios.

Amateurs are allotted not single specific frequencies but usually whole ranges (bands) of different frequencies to operate on. These frequencies and methods of transmission are are specified by FCC rules and so it is therefore necessary to be generally familiar with your operating limitations in order to transmit lawfully. In order to qualify for an amateur radio license, you must pass certain tests to determine that you have the required knowledge. Fortunately, the tests are not terribly difficult for most people. There are three license levels (known as classes) where each class grants greater privleges to the individual. There is a single written test for each license class.

 

To register for the class fill out the following form.

 

At this time we do not have a Spring 2017 Technician Class secheduled

Here are the two study guides that we recommend. We believe the Gordon West Manual is by far presented in a better format for reading.

If you want to go real deep in to learning this is the one for you.

LEVEL 1: Technician Class License

  • Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2).
  • Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz).
    Limited operations in certain HF bands.

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment. Technician licensees now also have additional privileges on certain HF frequencies. Technicians may also operate on the 80, 40 and 15 meter bands using CW, and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes.

Changes to the Technician Class rules as a result of the recent FCC rule changes are provided in the Technician Class rule changes supplement.

Repeater List

UHF 444.000Mhz + 5.00Mhz Offset 151.4Hz Tone

UHF 442.950Mhz + 5.00Mhz Offset DCS 411

Club Meeting Where: Chequers Restaurant 1009 South Air Depot, Midwest City, OK  Grid Square: EM15GK When: 1st Saturday of every month Time: 10:00am to 11:00am Talk-In: 444.000Mhz + 151.4Hz Tone.


Training Meeting When: 2nd Monday of every month Where: Midwest City Fire Department Headquarters 8201 E Reno Ave, MWC GPS:-97.3853 35.46453 Grid Square: EM15HL Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm Talk-In: 444.000Mhz + 151.4Hz Tone. Mid-Del ARC PO Box 30512 Midwest City, OK 73140

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