Local Ham Radio Operators Upgrade Their Licenses

The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) recently concluded a five-week FCC General Class License upgrade course followed by a Volunteer Examiner exam session on October 20th. Students and instructors gathered following the test session where all five candidates successfully passed their exams which covered FCC regulations and electronics theory. The students who were already licensed hams upgraded their license class from Technician to General Class. The higher class license privileges allows them to use expanded frequencies and higher transmitter power levels. The instructor team was led by Wally Frank WA3RWP who is the club's Training Coordinator (second from right). The club provides communications support during emergencies and local community events. You can find out more about the club and ham radio at the club's web site at k4rc.net.

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