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Free classes to begin March 3 in Nazareth

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Inc.

Amateur radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world or even into space, all without the Internet, land-line phones or cellphones. It’s fun, social and educational and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club offers free classes to prepare interested persons for the short entry-level FCC amateur radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.

Here’s a chance for you to learn about amateur radio for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests or casual conversations with other “hams” potentially anywhere in the world. You’ll learn how radios and antennas work, how to set up and operate a station at home, in your vehicle and while you walk using a small hand-held radio and more.

If you are within the age range of about 8 to 80-plus and have an interest in amateur radio, you qualify for enrollment.

For hams currently holding the entry-level license, we also offer free classes to prepare for the test to upgrade to the general class license.

Classes for both entry-level and general class licenses will start 7-9 p.m. March 3 and will run for 10 Tuesday evenings (with FCC license testing on the 10th Tuesday) at the complex of Gracedale Nursing Home, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.

More information about amateur radio can be found on the local DLARC’s website, dlarc.org/club-info/classes, and the national association’s website, http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

For more information, to register for the classes or if you have questions about amateur radio, call 610-432-8286 or email ke3aw@arrl.com.

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.