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Ham Radio General Class License Course

WECA will be conducting its annual preparatory class for the Amateur General exam this spring. Holders of the General license are permitted many additional frequency privileges including access to all HF bands.

April 11, 2012 - PRLog -- The class will run for nine weeks starting Wednesday evening April 18th from 7-9 PM at the Westchester Fire Training Academy, 4 Dana Avenue in Valhalla.  Most classes will be on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM per the schedule below.  On Thursday of the 9th week, a VE test session will be conducted at this location ($15 testing fee).  Ref. www.weca.org

Please join us for this free interactive course taught by a team of knowledgeable Amateur Radio Operators from WECA.  Instructors will be Amateur Extra and General Class license holders or others who have special knowledge of specific subject areas.  The class will review the test pool questions and answers and provide explanations of the accompanying concepts.  All are welcome to attend who wish to gain additional knowledge of amateur radio even if you do not expect to take the test.

1.  The ARRL General Class License Manual 7th Edition
2.  ARRL’s General Q&A 4th Edition (Includes answers and explanations for all questions.)
Both are available from ARRL at:
or from George K2ZZ, Radio Oasis, North Salem, NY at: http://radio-oasis.com/, 914-533-2758,
or from Gene WKJI at KJI Electronics, Caldwell, NJ: http://www.kjielectronics.com/location/loc.shtml, 973-364-1930.  Both are reputable local ham radio dealers and will probably not charge you for shipping.
   1.  Please purchase the license manual and begin reading as soon as possible.
2.  The Q&A manual is also very helpful.
Syllabus & Schedule
4/18   Wednesday   Ch 1&2   Welcome, Procedures and Practices
4/24   Tuesday   Ch 3      Rules and Regulations
5/1   Tuesday   Ch 4.1-4.4   Electrical Principles & Basic Components
5/9   Wednesday   Ch 4.5-4.7   Active Components, Circuits, Test equipment
5/15   Tuesday   Ch 5.1-5.3   Radio Signals and Radio Building blocks
5/22   Tuesday   Ch 5.4-5.6   Transmitter & Receiver Structure, HF Station Installation
5/29   Tuesday   Ch 6      Antennas and Transmission Lines
6/5   Tuesday   Ch 7      Propagation
6/12   Tuesday   Ch 8      Electrical and RF Safety, Review
6/14   Thursday         VE Test Session

Conduct of Training:
Each class will have an instructor/facilitator who will be knowledgeable about the subject area and will involve others who can make contributions.  If you would like to upgrade to Amateur General, please contact me by email at W2UL@WECA.org.
Thank you,
         Larrie Sutliff / W2UL
         WECA Training Director

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