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HAM Radio

Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) is more than an exciting hobby that brings people around the world together.  It Is a lifeline during emergency events. You can join a Club like the Crossroads Amateur Radio Club for Salt Lake City and become part of the emergency net the city will use when the earthquake happens.

A little bit of history behind the HAMs

“In 1873, James Clerk Maxwell presented his theory of the electromagnetic field. In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi communicated across the Atlantic with a radio device using high power and giant antennas. To curb interference, Congress approved the Radio Act of 1912, which required amateurs to be licensed and restricted to a single wavelength of 200 meters. In 1914 the American Radio Relay League was founded by Hiram Percy Maxim, who found that messages could be sent more reliably over long distances if relay stations were organized. Transatlantic transmitting and receiving tests began in 1921 and by July 1960 the first two-way contact via the Moon took place on 1296 MHz.” ( . For More Information Contact:

Dave Western



Learn the fundamentals of radio theory and make friends world-wide by studying for your Amateur Radio (aka Ham Radio) license. This free course will cover every question that could possibly be asked on the FCC Technician-class exam.

Over eight weeks, James Bennett (KK7AVS) will cover each question in the exam pool, explain its significance, and answer your questions. Since the class will be held over Zoom, you won’t have to venture out into the frigid winter nights to attend.

The Technician Class will begin April 1, 2024, and run for eight weeks. It will begin at 6:30PM on Zoom. Typically, the class will run for two hours, but the instructor will be available to answer questions after class and will answer questions submitted via email between class sessions.

The instructor will have study materials, including the class presentations, available to you via his on-line drive. Students will need to purchase a book, which costs $30, for the class. Information on purchasing books will be provided upon registration.

If you wish to sign up, send an email with your full name, preferred email address, and phone number to James (E:

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Click here to visit the Salt Lake Amateur Radio Club website!

The Salt Lake Crossroads ARC Training NET:

We are holding a net for those who want to prepare to take the general exam. Here are the details:

General Exam Prep Net
Starting: April 2, 2024
Ending: May 21, 2024
Time: 7:00pm
Frequency: 147.160MHz, Positive Offset, Tone 127.3
This is a net that goes over 38 questions each week in the General pool. Anyone who is studying or prepping to take their general tests are encouraged to join this net.


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