Education is a Priority for the OPERATION Team.
New hams are the future for our hobby.
The O.P.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. Team now has a W5YI
accredited VE Team within in its ranks. We not only give classes
we can administered VE exams.
Brian N3KQE is our education officer and he is geared to
teaching people about ham radio. The team offers Technician
license class on a quarterly basis. We also will help people who
wish to get the license but cannot attend a class. Please
contact Brian and he can help you with the best route on earning
you Amateur Radio License.
Brian is also a Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Councilor
in both Ohio and Pennslyvania for the following merit badges:
The OPERATION Team also sponsors a Jamboree on
the Air Event. We host this weekend event every year in
Saegertown Pa. This event is held during the weekend of the
National BSA Jamboree. Scouts are encouraged to get "On The Air"
with other scouts and even with the special radio stations
operating at the National campgrounds.
Here is some info on JOTA
The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or
JOTA, is an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by
the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout
Movement. Thousands of amateur radio stations around the world
participate. If the conditions are right, it is common to
contact a hundred Scouting countries during the weekend.
In the United States, Cub Scout dens and Boy Scout patrols
visit a local amateur's ham shack during JOTA. Many districts
and councils hold events that coincide with JOTA, where amateurs
set up stations giving Scouts and leaders a chance to exchange
greetings with Scouts from other areas.
JOTA always falls on the third full weekend in October
JOTA Scout Frequencies
Below are links to Education
Material and Sample Tests:
Places to get Study Materials
eham.net and qrz.com practice tests
Complete Technician Class Question Pool