Spring 2019 (HAM) Class - ****REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ****
Time & Location
About The Event
Hosted at REI Eastgate HQ, Lake Washington Ham Club instructors will be conducting a Spring 2019 Amateur Radio Technician class for the purposes of preparing you to earn your entry-level FCC Technician class ham radio license.
There is no charge for the class itself but there is a cost for the Technician-class study web service located at http://www.hamtestonline.com (approx. $25.00) and there is a $15.00 exam fee. Classes run on two Saturdays plus a middle “hands-on” Saturday.
Class schedule is as follows:
Session #1, Saturday, March 2nd, 9 am – 5 pm, REI Eastgate HQ, Pike’s Peak Training Room, 15800 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA ; we will provide a working lunch. Topics for the session are:
An introduction to the technician exam and how to study
Rules and Regulations: FCC defined bands, license privileges, control operators, 3rd party communications
Basic techniques: simplex communications, band plans, repeaters, running nets, emergency communications, etc.
How radio waves travel and various modulation techniques (AM, SSB, FM, etc.)
Session #2, Saturday, March 9th, 10am – 12 noon, Redmond Presbyterian Church, 10020 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052 – we will meet with the Lake Washington Ham Club for demos, Q&A, hands-on, assign Elmers if students wish to have a mentor help guide them after being licensed, check-in with student progress, etc.
Session #3, Saturday, March 16th, 9 am – 1pm, REI Eastgate HQ, Pike’s Peak Training Room, 15800 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA . Topics are:
Basic electricity; Ohm’s law; Power, Components, AC/DC, Schematics; Test equipment; Electrical and associated physical safety
Radio wave propagation
Safety, RF exposure
Exam session March 16th (same location) after lunch/study break, 3-5pm; we will be offering all levels of ham radio licensing exams, i.e. Technician, General, Extra -- $15 exam fee
Each of the training sessions include hands-on work with radios, demos and “nets” with students operating the radios.
Class size is limited to 20 persons so if interested, please register early. Students are urged to sign up as soon as possible for the study service http://www.hamtestonline.com to become familiar with the exam format.
To enroll, please send the following to Dave Wickert, AE7TD firstname.lastname@example.org : (1) your full name, (2) your email address, (3) your phone number, (4) a name for emergency contact and their phone number, (5) city of residence (so we can link you up with an appropriate Amateur Radio Emergency Services group in your area).
There is no age limit to getting a ham radio license. Kids are welcome to take the course along with their family members. Ham radio is a great family activity.
Depending on availability, existing ham radio operators are welcome to audit the class as a refresher. If so, please include your call sign as part of your enrollment information.