Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Other Hobbies > Ham & CB Radio Corner

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-04-2013, 09:58 AM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 6,562
Default Rising Sun Spring 2014 Advanced Ham Class

I'd like to offer an informal class this spring, probably early March late May time frame. I will update this thread with specifics as they firm up but do want to start planning so that people who want to sit in can offer schedule, location and topics.

It will definitely not be the rush-rush licensing test normally presented, although if someone wanted to prep for the test before Cruise Moab and summer wheeling we'd cover material that would be helpful, if maybe a bit beyond to someone totally unfamiliar. All will be welcome but understand that the class will be mainly to cover topics for semi-active operators who want to advance their understanding or might be prepping for upgrading their license so I would prefer not to start at the very beginning so being familiar with your typical 2m FM mobile or HT is probably the pre-req. What we'll do is start to understand the why and how behind the junk so that you can start to see why some of us are so into it.

At this time no test session is planned but if there is interest and a suitable location is found I will consider proctoring one. It hinges on being able to rope in two Extra class VEs because I would prefer a test session that can offering license upgrading. If that does happen then Technician test would be available, too.

Number of people accommodated will depend on where I can find a place. My current thought is to schedule a room at a library or something for a couple of hours one evening for a few weeks. I appreciate Nathaniel letting us use the BCB upstairs but I think the subject matter requires something less distracting. Although having a beer while discussing wouldn't be all bad...


Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Topics (Suggested):
  • Math and Science for Amateurs (Radio ones, too)
  • Wide, Wide World of Operating Modes
  • Propagation and EM Waves!
  • Understanding and Farming Antennas
  • On-Air Protocol (HF and DX-centric)
__________________
'91 Toyota Pickup
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'" -- Samuel Butler

Last edited by DaveInDenver; 01-11-2014 at 07:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-04-2013, 10:00 AM
wesintl's Avatar
wesintl wesintl is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: in da house
Posts: 7,579
Send a message via AIM to wesintl
Default

that's cool dave!
__________________
See you on the trail
WREK
Couple o' FJ40's, BJ70, UZJ100, TDI 66FJ40,82FJ60,97FZJ80
TLCA#4180
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-04-2013, 10:32 AM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,976
Default

Sweet! definitely interested here.
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-04-2013, 10:56 AM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 6,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nakman View Post
Sweet! definitely interested here.
Your comments during the recent licensing cram session set off the light bulb, so looking your way for input. :-)

Mainly I need to find a suitable place that isn't a million miles away for me. Ideally Longmont but I know that is a haul for Denver and especially south side hams.

I think holding it Friday evening or maybe being winter with a minimum of kid duty things on Sat or Sun mornings could help with a longer drive. I'd prefer Thursday if possible but really any evening could work for a couple of hours if it's no more than Broomfield, Thornton, etc.
__________________
'91 Toyota Pickup
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29

"They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'" -- Samuel Butler
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-04-2013, 10:03 PM
Keith's Avatar
Keith Keith is offline
Locked
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 257
Default

I am definitely interested. I'm in Louisville, so I'm sure any location that would work for you would work for me. Currently have a job that will tie me up Tuesday and Wednesday evenings… Looking for a second job, so can't fully commit to anything yet.
__________________
____________________
05 Double Cab Tacoma
64 FJ40
KEITH
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-05-2013, 03:42 PM
CardinalFJ60's Avatar
CardinalFJ60 CardinalFJ60 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 1,589
Default I am so in.

I'm in. Great idea, Dave!

I've been trying to plug through the ARRL General Book after kids' bedtime. And let me tell you...if you have insomnia, borrow that book, crack it open at 9pm and you'll be asleep by 9:08pm.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-05-2013, 04:50 PM
rover67's Avatar
rover67 rover67 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Boulder, Co
Posts: 5,345
Default

I'd be down.

Also, I seem to think BCB would work......

monday, tues, wed evenings would work best for me. We are typically in the mountains on the weekends.
__________________
Marco Capote
KDGWX
85 FJ60
82 FJ40
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-05-2013, 08:09 PM
smslavin's Avatar
smslavin smslavin is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: On a plane...
Posts: 692
Default

i'm interested too. been thinking about upgrading for awhile. thanks for offering.
__________________
{ slavin photography | KJ6LDF }
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-18-2013, 11:25 PM
Hulk's Avatar
Hulk Hulk is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Side!
Posts: 11,420
Send a message via AIM to Hulk
Default

I'm interested in this, too. Sounds like it would exercise my brain.
__________________
Matt Farr, Centennial, Colorado | Webmaster: TLCA.org
1996 FZJ80 TLCA #4189 WRDY
www.rustybrain.com/cruisers my Rising Sun bio Facebook Twitter Need satellite Internet? Check out: Exede Internet

If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-31-2013, 07:54 PM
Tramontana Tramontana is offline
Wincher
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posts: 78
Default Very interested...

...as I could really use the motivation of a class to work towards learning the material to someday upgrade to General class and the HF frequency privileges that would go with it.

Also, as I am currently working up in Mead, I would put in another vote for weeknights at BCB.

Cheers and Happy New Year!!!
__________________
David D. Bosley

Call Sign: KD0DHK COHVCO: #4409 AMA #222838

1997 White Toyota Tacoma (aka TruckWagon)
2007 Blue Suzuki DR 650 (aka TigerCub)
2002 Roulette Green Triumph Tiger 955i
2003 Silver Triumph Tiger 955 (RIP)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.