Radio course offered

The North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club (NORAC) is offering a two- month course starting Monday, Oct. 5.

The North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club (NORAC) is offering a two- month course starting Monday, Oct. 5.

Ham radio is a hobby that involves electronics and communications.

“It’s very diverse and can include old technology like morse code to the latest new technology like digital voice or packets sent around the world,” said club spokesperson Aaren Jensen.

The course runs Oct. 5 to Dec. 7 on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the People Place.

The cost is $100, which includes a handbook, final exam and one-year membership in NORAC.

Operating amateur radio equipment in Canada requires a basic license certificate and call-sign issued by Industry Canada.

Visit the club’s website– www.norac.bc.ca – for information and to register.