The Kitchener-Waterloo Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a ten week training course that prepares a person to write and pass the Industry Canada exam for an Amateur Radio Operators Licence. Here is your chance to participate in one of the most interesting and fun hobbies. Talk across town or around the world. Communicate by voice, morse code, computerized packet radio, via ham built satellites, or world wide using ham radio to access the internet.
Many hams have two way radios in their cars. Ham radio operators are often needed to provide emergency communications in times of disaster when normal communications are disabled.
Kitchener Waterloo Amateur Radio Club 2013 Beginners
This yearís beginners class will be a combined class room program and an internet self study course provided by Ham-Test-On-Line.
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. 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.
Hamtestonline.com is an internet study course for the Basic Qualification. The cost Is $ 34.95 for up to two years of study if needed. It would require a commitment from the students to complete the program in 10 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 $ 34.95 to Hamtest $ 25.00 for a yearís club membership ( $ 15.00 for students and seniors ). An optional very useful study and reference book covering all the material for the basic qualifications is available for $ 50.00 tax and shipping included. There is 10% discount if 10 or more register as a group.
For more information contact Ron Gimbel, VE3DBD at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting Date Monday, March 25, 2013
Time 7:30 PM
Place St. Johns Ambulance Center, 250 Gage Avenue, Kitchener
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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.
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