Recommended, I took this class a few years ago as a total novice and passed the exam. Technically it is intended for Providence staff and friends, but all are welcome. Also remember the mailing address you provide for the certificate will become public record, be sure to supply your PO box. Ham Radio Operator Class: A two-day Ham radio course is being offered at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. The class is free and all materials are provided. The exam fee is $14. Email Eric dott Kosko at Providence dott org to register.