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Coupeville class teaches folks to operate a ham


Anyone young or old who has wanted to become a ham radio operator will have their opportunity.

A two-day class to teach the federal rules and information necessary to pass the entry level Federal Communications Commission license exam will be offered by the Island County Amateur Radio Club at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13, at the Island County Commissioner’s hearing room, 1 N.E. 6th St., Coupeville.

The course, taught by a licensed club member, will provide training on how to be a successful ham radio operator and how to operate a shortwave radio transmitter safely and legally. The course will prepare students to take the federal radio exam offered by volunteer examiners at the Island County radio club.

The cost of the course is $30 and includes class materials and a license manual.

Registration is required to attend the course. For more information, contact Ken Sousa at 360-675-4867 or email

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