Training and Classes

In this section we will maintain a list of available HAM and related Classes and Training Sessions

HAM Classes

Below are the HAM Radio classes I know about.  If you are aware of a class that is not listed please send me an email with info.

Don't take a General class class if you are just getting started. To start you need to take a Technician class.


Technician License Class - UtahSAG and W5YI Salt Lake

Taylorsville City Hall

2600 Taylorsville Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84129, USA

This is a class for the Amateur Radio Technician License held by instructors from UtahSAG and W5YI Salt Lake.  The class will be held over two weekends:

Friday October 25 from 6 PM to 9 PM

Saturday October 26 from 8 AM until 5 PM

Friday November 1 from 6 to 9 PM

Saturday November 2 from 8 AM until 2 PM

The test session will be immediately following the class on November 2

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

The Technician license gives you access to all Amateur Radio frequencies above 30 megahertz, allowing these licensees the ability to communicate locally and most often within North America. It also allows for some limited privileges on the HF (also called "short wave") bands used for international communications.

To sign up for this class follow this link:


Technician class Logan 

Saturday October 26th

Free one day class.  Exam $15


Those of you interested in joining the Utah Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management's official RACES Roster you can find the Registration Form here.  RACES is a public service that provides a reserve communications group within government agencies in times of extraordinary need.  During these times of need the Federal Government has the option of shutting down all radio and television broadcasts reserving the airwaves for official government broadcasts.

For more information on the RACES program click here.


Storm Spotter Training -

If you want to have Kevin come to your club meeting to do an in person training:

If you are a HAM radio club officer and you would like Kevin to come to one of your meetings to do the Storm Spotter training and get your HAM operators listed on the activation email list send Kevin an email.

If you want to take the online training:

There are two modules that must be completed to get your Storm Spotter certification, it should take between 1.5 and 3 hours to get through both modules.  When you click the Enroll Now button you will be taken to the Comet MetEd web site.  Click the Enroll button and you will be taken to a registration form.  The key to getting proper credit for your certification is to make sure you put Kevin's email address into the "Supervisor/Instructor email" box on the form.  His email address is

The first module is "The Role of the Skywarn Spotter" and is available here:

The second module is called "Skywarn Spotter Convectivce Basics" and is available here:

Once you have gotten your storm spotter training if you would like to be added to the Storm Spotter Activation Email list please  go to this page to sign yourself up. 

To report weather events you can follow one of these options:

1)  Storm Reports via the web

2)  For immediate and severe weather incidents 800-882-1432 X1

3)  Email (best for reporting information after an event)

4) Twitter

5) Facebook

In addition, there are two more ways to report weather events, the first is the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), a membership based reporting site at  The CoCoRaHS program requires that you have some level of weather station equipment set up to participate.  The other option is an App for use with your Android or IOS Mobile device, the mPING program.  Information on mPING is available here.


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Thanks to everyone!