Amateur radio is our preferred method of taking reports. To become an amateur radio operator you have a few options.
- Self study.
- The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) provides a great amount of info here
- Google How to become an Amateur Radio Operator or Ham
- Take the test at one of the many testing opportunities around the area. The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio association and the Lowell Amateur Radio Club sponsor a test session every month.
- Take a course
- The Lowell and Holland Amateur radio club’s both put on a Ham in a day you may find course info here
- At Various times, Kent County RACES host’s there own Ham in a day as one of the original creators of this format. You can always stay up to date as to our happenings on EventBrite at either Kent / Ottawa Skywarn or Kent County Emergency Services Team