Community Events

The Renton ECS coordinates with the City of Renton for events in which RECS is requested to provide communications support.  For more information regarding these events, contact the Public Information Officer. 

Amateur Radio Licensing Class

Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called "hams" use various types of radio equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for recreation and public service. This course covers all of Element 2 of the FCC Amateur Radio Service materials. Participants will be fully prepared to take the Technician Class licensing exam which will be administered at the end of day two. After passing the exam, you will receive your amateur radio license by mail from the FCC. 

Date:  January 16-17, 2016
Time:  9:00am - 4:00pm Sat/Sun
Location:  Renton Technical College
Fee:  $40 includes book and license exam fee, payable to the instructor
Registration through the City of Renton.  Sign up for item #56441 at or call 425-430-6700.
Many local organizations offer amateur radio licensing classes and testing.  Please contact the individual organization for more information about classes offered. N7CFO's link to classes