Ham Class

Earn your Amateur Radio License

Since the Fall Semester of 2016 the S&T Radio Club has been offering a class every semester to earn your entry level license for amateur radio. Numerous people have earn their Technician license through our class. A few students have even earned their General and Amateur Extra licenses.

Our ham class is open to the general public and not limited to just the Missouri S&T Community.

The Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club (WØEEE) would like to welcome you to join us in our five-week informal class covering everything needed to pass the FCC amateur radio technician exam. We will cover operating rules, procedures, and basic radio theory. After completing this course, you should be ready to take the 35-question multiple choice exam.

We will hold the class in Room 102 of Emerson Hall at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday nights starting Thursday, September 6th.  Anyone is welcome to join, and no prior technical knowledge is required. You will be provided with study material. This is a great opportunity to learn about radio from a hands-on perspective. All students present will receive a tour of the amateur radio equipment along with tutorials on operating several pieces of equipment. Students will also be given the chance to operate the school’s HF (shortwave) station WØEEE with a control operator present.

10 Things You Can Do With A Technician License:

  • Use the School's FM repeaters (VHF and UHF)
  • Make contacts using amateur radio satellites
  • Talk to astronauts on the International Space Station 
  • Send location data over the air (APRS)
  • Operate SSB Shortwave radio and talk around the world (28MHz)
  • Use high powered 802.11 mesh networks 
  • Help in emergencies and public service events
  • Send email and data using your radio
  • Build and test your own radios
  • Make friends and learn about ham radio

If there is desire, we will offer guided study sessions for both General and/or Amateur Extra license exams in the second half of the semester.

Information about testing can be found here.