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Amateur Radio Class, Exam Offered in Montezuma
Amateur Radio Class, Exam Offered in Montezuma

Ham radios is one way to communicate when all of our other modern technology goes out due to weather situations.

The Amateur Radio operators, sometimes called "hams," prove to be backup communication in such instances, according to a release. To participate in the Amateur Radio Service, you need a FCC license.

Central Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Service members will give a one-day cram session on Saturday, May 18. This class prepares attendees for the FCC amateur radio exam. You then can take the exam the same day after the class.

The class will be held at the Macon County Emergency Management Agency office at 718 Plum Street, Montezuma, Georgia, beginning at 8 a.m. The exam will be given at 4 p.m.

About the group: The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

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