Helping Seniors Prepare for Disasters

Amateur radio (Ham Radio) continues to be the number one form of communication during disasters. …. as well as a great hobby for people of all ages!   The PEARLS Program from Rim Family Services and the San Bernardino County Emergency Communications Service, Mountain Division are working together to provide a Ham Radio Class for beginning enthusiasts with an emphasis on helping Seniors be more prepared.

The class begins with individual self-study of the technician’s book. Students study at their own rate. There will also be scheduled free meetings to review chapter information, for those who wish to participate.

On Friday, April 26, 2013 a full class will be held from 6:230 pm to 9:30 pm, and then Saturday April 27, 2013, there will be an all day class from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.  At that time, those people who feel ready may take the FCC exam with ARRL certified examiners for their Amateur Radio License.   The location of these two meetings is at fire station 91 at the entrance to Lake Arrowhead.

During our Fall class last year, 98% of the people who took the class and test passed!  The ages ran from 9 to 88 years old.

It is important to get signed up NOW, in order to have plenty of time to study.

Questions about ham radio, levels of licenses, or the class can be directed to Marilynn Jordan, KE6RIN, at Rim Family Services, 909-336-1800