The Genesis Amateur Radio Society conducted a Technician class at an area high school on May 14 & 21 that included a demonstration of ham radio and a volunteer exam session, according to Bob Allan, WF1M, Genesis ARS’ Public Information Officer.
“I was approached by David Crooker, KB1KSE, one of the instructors at the Upper Cape Cod Technical High School in Bourne,” said John Williams, KB1EVY. “He asked if I would like to do a class at the school and then follow with testing. I got in touch with the Genesis membership and received the go-ahead to get dates for the class.”
The club arranged with the school to reserve space for two class sessions on two consecutive Saturdays in May. “I felt this was a good arrangement, giving the students time to study and practice testing between and during the two sessions,” Williams added.
In all, eight Genesis ARS members turned out to teach the course. Additionally, two members turned out for the demonstrations; four VEs were present for the testing.
Despite a lower-than-expected passing rate, Williams was delighted by the turnout and the effort put forth by his fellow club members. “I am very proud of all that came and gave on their days off.”