Prepare for the amateur radio technician test

  • Sun Feb 4th, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by SJC Department of Emergency Management

San Juan County’s amateur radio volunteers form a critical communications link between islands and to the mainland in the event of a major emergency or outage. The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society ( is hosting a training in Friday Harbor to prepare islanders to take the Amateur Technician test. This certification allows islanders to become a part of this crucial communications system.

The four-hour class is free but there is a $15 fee to the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) for taking the test.

To register or for details, contact Bryan Hoyer at

Classes are on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Friday Harbor Labs commons. View a campus map at

The test is on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.