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Old 01-27-2008, 10:43 AM
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Exclamation Sections to focus on for the first class

Here are the sections(In order) that we will be covering during the first and second class.

The class is normally set up to run from 10-14 hours total. We will be doing the classes in 6 hours(3, 2-hour sessions). The material does not require as much time is allocated, especially if we can have all the folks attending read material ahead first. This is why Brian Has been putting up notes, and while I will give out the sections to read over and review way ahead of time.

Being able to do this will take participation and effort from everyone. Please read the section before the class. Many questions that are asked during the class would normally be clear if preperatory reading was done ahead of time. This is not to in any way indicate that any question asked will be ignored.

So here we go.

For the first class we will cover(Sections are from the ARRL Licensing manual):Equipment definitions and electricity--sections 2.1 and 2.2
Components and units--section 2.3
Signals and waves--section 2.4
Antennas and feedlines--sections 2.5 and 3.2
Propogation--section 2.6
Transmitters and receivers--sections 3.1 and 3.5
Station fundamentals--sections 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4
RF interference--section 3.5

For the second class we will cover:
Contact basics, Band plans, making a contact--sections 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3
Nets and emergency operating--sections 4.4 and 4.5
special modes and techniques--section 4.6
Licensing terms, working with the FCC, Bands and Privelages, Rules, Call signs International --Section 5(the whole thing)
Control operators, identification, interference, third paty communications, auto and remote operations, and prohibited transmissions--section 6(the whole thing)
Electrical safety, RF exposure, mechanical--section 7(the whole thing)

While this list seems overwhelming, we are purposefully pushing to maximize what we cover the first two classes in order to be able to give the exam on the third class date. The third class will be review and then the exam if we can swing it.

Please ask questions!!
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