The Hara Arena floor fills up on opening day Friday, May 17, of the Dayton Hamvention 2013. The annual convention devoted to radio technology is expected to bring about 25,000 amateur radio enthusiasts to the Hara Complex in Trotwood before the show ends Sunday. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Amateur radio class being offered during Hamvention

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Hamvention will run May 19-21. 

 The amateur radio class will be offered on site on Saturday, May 20. Students who pass the final exam can buy and operate their own amateur radio station. 

 All amateur radio operators are required to have a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate a transmitter. 

 Obtaining a license requires learning the rules, procedures, and basic communications practices related to operating a transmitter. 

 The class requires registration, which can be done at www.hamclass.net or contacting the instructor directly at w1sj@arrl.net or calling 800-639-1766. 

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