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Title: Amateur (Ham) Radio License Class Technician Class Introduction


1
Amateur (Ham) Radio License ClassTechnician
Class Introduction
  • Your instructor
  • William (Bill) Call
  • Emergency Management Director, Calloway County
    HazMat-1 team
  • Retired faculty, MSU
  • KJ4W
  • First licensed 1965
  • Extra Class
  • Army MARS
  • wcall_at_mchsi.com, kj4w_at_arrl.net

2
Technician Class Introduction
  • Ham Radio versus other communicators
  • Ham Radio is versatile and survivable
  • Talk to the world (many modes interests
    simplex, repeaters, IRLP, HF, satellites, etc)
  • De-centralizedindividual operators stations
  • But networked for better ability
  • Trained operators add resourcefulness
  • Community of operators lends support
  • Hams have fun!

3
Technician Class Introduction
  • Ham Radio versus other communicators
  • Ham radio activitiessome covered in chapter 1.
    Theres more!
  • Not for business see ARRL HRLM page 1-14
  • Privileges by comparisonsee page 1-14
  • Privileges by licensesee page 1-17
  • Public service opportunities
  • Weather spotters
  • Local parades and races
  • Field Day

4
Do we need to purchase any radio equipment ?
  • Drivers license vs. car
  • Fishing license vs. rod/reel

5
How will class be taught?
  • Teach to the test vs learn in-depth
  • Self-study (for the most part)
  • Memorize vs. understand
  • Understanding brings resourcefulness
  • 394 questions for a 35 question exam.
  • Very few formulas to learn
  • Many repeating types of questions
  • F.C.C. Governing Body
  • Governing Body F.C.C.
  • Tech License Element 2
  • Element 2 Tech License

6
Subject matter (Chapter 9 of ARRL HRLM)
  • T1 F.C.C. Rules, Station License
    Responsibilities
  • T2 Control Operator Duties
  • T3 Operating Practices
  • T4 Radio and Electronic Fundamentals
  • T5 Station Setup and Operation

7
Subject matter (continued)
  • T6 Communications Modes and Methods
  • T7 Special Operations
  • T8 Emergency and Public Service
    Communications
  • T9 Radio Waves, Propagation, and Antennas
  • T0 Electrical and RF Safety

8
How to study to ensure passing exam
  • Read Ham Radio License Manual in order
  • Study test questions as prompted after each
    chapter
  • Each and every possible exam question is in the
    manual!
  • Yes, correct answers are there in the manual
  • Suggest looking at incorrect answers to figure
    out why
  • Questions dont necessarily build upon each other

9
How to study to ensure passing exam
  • Take practice tests on-line
  • qrz.com
  • eham.net

10
Technician Class Introduction
  • Next
  • Video, Amateur Radio Today
  • Demonstration using UHF-FM handheld
  • Look at station K4MSU
  • Next week look at station KJ4EU
  • Also next week
  • Questions/answers?
  • Discussion of exam structure
  • Personal community operations
  • More on radio selection and station setup
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