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Serving K-W Radio Amateurs Since 1922
Amateur Radio Classes



This yearís beginners class will be a combined class room  program and an  internet self study course provided by Hamstudy.com.

The classroom program would consist of an introduction to amateur radio, meet the instructors, introduction to internet self study, and a discussion of a time the table on the first night. On subsequent nights there would be various hands on demonstrations, a presentation by the Club Examiner,  a pretest on a Monday followed on next Monday by an Industry Canada Examination conducted by the Club Examiner. There would be approximately five meetings of all students with some of the club instructors to be held at the St Johnís Ambulance at 250 Gage Street , Kitchener.

Hamstudy.com is an internet study course for the Basic Qualification. The cost Is  $ 35.00 for up to 90days of online study if needed. It would require a commitment from  students to complete the program in 8 weeks to participate in the group pretest and final exam together as a group. It is proposed that there be no fee for the course, being free to club members. The cost then would be $ 35.00 to Hamstudy, $ 25.00 for a yearís club membership ( $ 15.00 for students and seniors ). There is discount if 5 or more register as a group. Two optional very useful study and reference books covering all the material for the basic qualifications are available for about $ 45.00  plus tax and shipping.

For more information about our 2016 course contact Rick VE3ZUP


*What's Ham Radio All About Anyway
*Basic Qualification Course
*Advanced Qualification Course
*Morse Code Course


More info?? Contact Rick VE3ZUP

* Industry Canada Question Bank you can download the question bank (updated 2001)   CLICK HERE

Basic Licence Qualification Course

Starting Date: TBD
Place: St. John Ambulance Center, 250 Gage Avenue, Kitchener  

Topics to be covered include:

*Basic Electronics
*Radio Frequency Propagation
*Antenna Systems
*Suppression of Interference
*Station Assembly
*Operational Procedures
*International and Canadian Regulations
*Q Codes and Emergency Signals

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Advanced Qualification Course
If adequate interest, we offer an Advanced course during which we will prepare the students to write the Industry Canada Advanced Certification Exam.

Covering such topics as:

*Circuit Analysis
*Linear Amplifiers
*Modulation Techniques
*Radio Frequency Propagation
*Antenna Systems
*Test Equipment and Construction

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What's it all about anyway
Amateur Radio is a hobby. It's a hobby that deals with a wide variety of different types of communications. Everything from local voice radio conversations to voice and data conversations via satellite and even by bouncing the radio waves off the moon.

Hams have set up a world wide "internet" of sorts using wireless "packet" radio technology. This allows our computers to route mail and news between each other to almost anywhere on earth. There is a large contingent of Hams that specialize in Morse Code and voice conversations over long distances.

In fact this is where the hobby has it's roots, it's called HF or DX'ing. Other Hams use their radios to control RC models. Still others specialize in Amateur television broadcasting. Analog and digital microwave communications is becoming more and more popular too.

Remember 9-11 in NYC or the the San-Francisco Earthquake or any other catastrophic event?  After all telephone service is lost the Hams in the area are always the only available method of communicating with the outside world.

Anyway if your interested in Hamming read some of the other screens for more details.