An Introduction to Amateur Radio

An Introduction to Amateur Radio

Saturday, June 19, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by IEEE Southeast Michigan and Motor City Radio Club.

Often called the hobby of a thousand hobbies, Amateur Radio got an early start because radio caught the imagination of young experimenters all over the world.  Many of those experimenters pushed the development of radio through inventions freely shared with others who took the next step, and the next! Most built equipment from what they could find or salvage and became the first hacker community dedicated to “do it yourself” and improve it.

This program will explore the history of amateur radio, its foundations, and the surprising results of the work of so many who have built a warm and welcoming community that still cherishes and rewards Its inventors and innovators.  The program will also cover a few of the thousand hobbies within amateur radio, demonstrate some facets of the hobby and review the FCC / ARRL licensing process.

Presented by:

Kimball Williams, FESD, IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Information Management Coordinator


COST: Complimentary to our members and the engineering community. (There are limited spots, so please register early.)

TO REGISTER: Register online by using the link to the right.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Elana Shelef at