Amateur Radio

Amateur radio is a great way to learn and practice signal processing and communications. The first license is Technician, and it gives you full access to all the amateur bands from VHF on up.

This class will provide much of what you need to pass the FCC exam. However, you will still need to study the regulatory aspects (what frequencies can you transmit, how much power) on your own.

Notes for the winter quarter class are available here:

Class Notes

We will help you find a test session when you are ready, and give you a 5W handheld when you pass the exam. If you are seriously interested in communications, you want to do this. it allows you to build and test real systems at real power levels. And, it is a lot of fun!