KWARC HAM (AMATEUR) RADIO COURSE
WHEN: - Starting at 7:30 pm March 26, 2019, running until June 11, 2019. (see schedule at end.)
WHERE: - St John Ambulance, 250 Gage Ave, Kitchener
ELIGIBILITY: - This course is open to anyone; however, enrollment is limited. For practical reasons, the class size is capped at 30 students.
REGISTRATION: - email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your intent to enroll
COST: - FREE with a $25 one-year membership in KWARC. (Normal membership is $36.) Bring cash or cheque payable to "KW Amateur Radio Club" to the first meeting.
This course will be a condensed version of the full course offered by various clubs. Participants will be expected to study course materials in advance independently, as well as attend the classroom sessions. The classroom program would consist of an introduction to amateur radio, meet the instructors, introduction to INTERNET self-study, and a discussion of the timetable on Tuesday March 26. On subsequent nights there would be various hands on demonstrations, a practice exam on Tuesday May 28 and a Government Examination conducted by the Club Examiner on June 11. There would be six classroom sessions to be held at the St John Ambulance at 250 Gage Avenue, Kitchener.
Course instructors will be Roger Sanderson VE3RKS, Gord Hayward VE3EOS, David Sullivan VE3RBA, Patrick Anthony VA3PAF and Rick Goetze VE3ZUP.
Starting Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019
Place: St. John Ambulance Facility, 250 Gage Avenue, Kitchener
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it all about anyway
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.