Walter Cronkite, Chet Akins, Marlon Brando and Queen Noor of Jordan. What do these famous people have in common? They are all amateur "ham" radio operators!
Amateur radio is the licensed and private use of designated radio bands for purposes of emergency and recreational communications. It is licensed by national governments. The saying goes, "when all else fails, ham radio works!" And there are over two million ham radio operators in the United States.
The Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA, under the direction of Bob Nations, Jr., is offering amateur "ham" radio training at the Emergency Operations Center every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., for 10 weeks,
Office of Preparedness Reserve Ham Hilliard will facilitate the class to provide information to help the ham radio beginner achieve the "Technician" level license.