The Wellesley Recreation & Continuing Education Department is offering a Family Radio Service (FRS) two-way radio course on November 9, 2004 from 7-9 PM.
“License-free FRS, which is not telephone system-dependent and is free to use, is a good way for senior citizens to stay in touch with neighbors, family groups and friends. It is a short range alternative to cell phones, especially when there are communications outages due to storms, etc.
“The one-night workshop is also good two-way radio training for community volunteer work, e.g., Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Citizen Corps, Neighborhood Watch; and can provide a useful foundation for becoming a licensed GMRS radio operator, or even a licensed Amateur Radio operator (ham).
—Wellesley Amateur Radio Society The Sparkgap, Volume 29, No. 8, October 2004