Wilkes Community College will offer an amateur radio course taught by David Ritter; an amateur radio operator who has been licensed for over 50 years.

The classes begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This course will enable students to earn a license to speak with people in foreign countries via shortwave radio, communicate with astronauts on-board the space station, participate in on-the-air contests, and provide communications for public service events.

Amateur radio, also known as "Ham radio," is a worldwide hobby with more than 700,000 licensees in the United States and more than two million around the globe.

Learn more online at WilkesCC.edu.