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Ham Radio Class in Baton Rouge

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cellblock776

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Are you, or someone you know, interested in becoming a
Ham Radio operator?
A free ham radio beginners course will be held in Baton
Rouge to prepare those attending to take the Technician
level ham radio exam which will be given at the end of
the course.
The text used for the class will be the ARRL Ham Radio
License Manual, 1st Edition, which is available from
the ARRL at- http://www.arrl.org/catalog/lm/ for $24.95
+ shipping. The class itself is free to attend but you
will need to have the book so order it as soon as
possible.
Each night of the course will cover a different chapter
in the text and is scheduled as follows-

Sep 21- Welcome to Amateur Radio (chapter 1)
Sep 28- Radio and Electronics Fundamentals (chapter 2)
Oct 5- Radio and Electronics Fundamentals (chapter 2)
Oct 12-Operating Station Equiptment (chapter 3)
Oct 19- Communicating with other Hams (chapter 4)
Oct 26- Licensing Regulations (chapter 5)
Nov 9- Operating Regulations (chapter 6)
Nov 16- Electrical and RF Safety (chapter 7)
Nov 30- Review/Practice Exam
Dec 14- Volunteer Examination Session

Classes will be held at the East Baton Rouge Parish
Library, Greenwell Springs Road Branch and will be
6:30pm-8:30pm each evening. For more information or to
sign up for the class please contact Wayne Gordon,
K5EOA at - Gordonwayn@aol.com .
 

red8

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Hey Steve,
That's great, I have been wanting to do this due to the fact I was planning to take the next Storm Spotter course and this would come in handy. I do have some radio operating experience from the Civil Air
Patrol when I was younger. So this will help out.
 

cellblock776

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Red,
I'm sure they would be glad to have you. The more the merrier. The reason I mentioned ordering the book early is that ARRL has a bad habbit of not getting the publications out in a timly manner. In the past my lady and I ordered General Class study guides a several weeks before a class was to start and they didn't arrive until the class was well under way. About a year ago the BRARC club held a Emcomm class and was going to use the ARRL EMCOMM Level 1 book as the text. About half a dozen books were ordered before the class which was held over 3 Saturdays. A month later the class was over and the books still had not arrived. The instructor used a downloaded PDF of the Colorado ARES?RACES Emcomm course instead and passed out DVDs with the course on it so participants could follow along on their laptops. I've learned that the best way is to order from ARRL is by phone with a Credit card and pay the extra bit of money for rush shipping.
Hope to hear you sucessfully pass the test and get your ham ticket.
 
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