The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, in partnership with the Mount Beacon Amateur Radio Club, will host a two-day Technician Level amateur radio licensing class on Saturday, October 5th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 6th from 8 a.m. to noon.

FCC license exams will be administered at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th and are open to all wishing to obtain a license or upgrade their existing license for a $15 FCC exam fee.

The training and exam will be held at the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, located at 392 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie. The two-day licensing class is open to the public and free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

It is recommended participants obtain the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 4th Edition prior to the first session. To pre-register and to learn more, call William Baker at (845) 235-2048.

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