Classes

 

Registration for this class is now CLOSED

 

This is a multi-week course to help you become an Amateur Radio operator.

We begin with several weeks of lessons, mentoring, and homework assignments via E-Mail. There is no fixed schedule for this portion of the class, you may proceed at your own pace, when you have available time in your busy schedule. There is however a deadline, all assignments must be completed before the first in person classroom day. We are here to help you succeed! Your volunteer instructors are just an E-Mail away!

Your first assignment is to read pages 1-26 and answer the questions below:

GETTING INTO HAM RADIO (book pgs. 1–4; CD #1, Track 1)

 

1. How many hams worldwide? ________________________________

2. How many hams in the USA? _______________________________

3. How many questions on your upcoming Technician Class test? ________

4. How many bands will your new handheld radio have? _______________

5. What does ATV stand for? _________________________________

6. Ham radio is a hobby and __________________________________.

This assignment is to read pages 27-50 and answer the questions below:
 
GETTING READY FOR THE EXAM (book pgs. 27-32; CD #1, Track 1)
1. How many test questions for Technician? ____________
2. How many questions in the total Technician Question pool? _________
3. May the test wording be changed or modified? ____________
4. Passing score? ______________%
5. How many questions could you miss and still pass? _____________
6. You receive this paper when you pass? ____________________

This assignment is to read pages   51-72  and answer the questions below.

 

CONTROL (book pgs. 51-56; CD #1, Track 3)

1. Every transmitting station needs a _________________operator.

2. What type of control when using a handheld radio? ____________

3. Mountaintop repeaters normally operate _____________control.

4. May a Technician control op transmit on General Class frequencies? ________________

5. When may a control operator be “on the clock” while transmitting? _______________

6. May a non-ham be designated as a control operator? __________________


This assignment is to read pages   73-97  and answer the questions below.

YOUR FIRST RADIO (book pgs. 73-77; CD #2, Track 1) 

1. Get your radio pre_________________ by your local ham dealer or club.

2. Store favorite frequencies in your radio’s ____________________.

3. Don’t use a rubber duck inside your _______________________.

4. What type of modulation do we use for 2 meters and the 440 MHz band? ________

5. In noisy environments, h

This assignment is to read pages 99-118 and answer the questions below.
EMERGENCY! (book pgs. 99-104; CD #2, Track 4)
1. Which communications have the highest priority? _____________
2. What does RACES stand for? ____________________________
3. What does ARES stand for? _____________________________
4. What does the term “check” mean? _________________________
5. What words do we use to indicate an emergency on the 2 meter band? ______________
6. What words to indicate an emergency on the 10 meter worldwide band? ____________
This assignment is to read pages 119-144 and answer the questions below.
 
YOUR COMPUTER GOES HAM DIGITAL! (book pgs. 119-126; CD #3, Track 3)
1. Is Morse Code a digital mode? ____________________
2. The device connected between your transceiver and computer? ____________
3. What portion of your computer might decode digital signals? ______________
4. What does CW stand for?_________________________________________
5. A __________ ham station connects other ham stations into the internet?
6. What does VoIP stand for? _______________________________
This assignment is to read pages 145-174 and answer the questions below.
ELECTRONS – GO WITH THE FLOW! (book pgs. 145-157; CD#4, Track 1)
1. The name for EMF? ___________________________
2. The flow of electrons__________________________
3. The opposition to the flow of electrons__________________
4. What device stores a chemical charge? _____________________
5. Most ham radios require _____________volts for mobile operation.
6. Measure current with this ___________________________.
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