All eight students attending the St. Croix Valley Radio Amateurs licensing class in Baldwin on March 23-25 passed the exam. They have now received their call signs from the FCC, and are officially recognized to transmit. Ham radio operators enjoy a fun hobby, and many volunteer their services in disasters and emergencies, as back-up communications.
Phillip Schweitzer, Hudson, with assistants, conducted the tests following the March classes. John Kruk of Baldwin was chairman of the event. The graduates are: Terri Falkner and Pete Bremer of River Falls, David Twohy of St. Croix Falls, Justin Fritz and Zach Czech of Baldwin, George Diamond of Stanley, Cody Smith of Hudson, and Joe Reinemann of Minneapolis.
The class is offered to the public annually. For more information see www.scvhamradio.com.