Saturday, 07. September 2019, Colorado Springs Venue, El Paso County Ham Radio Technician 2019 (Colorado Springs, CO) Class 2

from 07. September 2019 - 16:30
till 05. October 2019 - 20:30

Colorado Springs Venue

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Event description
Our class is a 5 session course split along 5 Saturdays. (September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and October 5th from 4:30pm-8:30pm) The first four sessions are a classroom style teaching that will help you walk through the world of Ham Radio. The last session is our ham radio test session. This class is MEREO's longest class we offer. 
Class Schedule:
Chapter 0: Before We Begin
Chapter 1: Operating your Radio
    1.1 Transceiver Basics
    1.2 Ham Communications Basics
    1.3 Repeater Basics
Chapter 2: FCC Rules & Regs
    2.1 The FCC and You
    2.2 Controlling Your Station
    2.3 Call Signs
    2.4 Talking to the World
Chapter 3: Things to Do

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Chapter 4: Wavelength, Frequency, and Bands
    4.1 Wavelength and Frequency
    4.2 Bands, Band Plans, and License Privileges
Chapter 5: Signal Propagation
Chapter 6: How Radio Works
    6.1 Transmitting
    6.2 Receiving
    6.3 Bandwidth and Sidebands
Chapter 7: Antennas
    7.1 Antenna Basics
    7.2 Standing Wave Ratio
    7.3 Coax & Connectors
Chapter 8: It's Electric
    8.1 Electric Basics
    8.2 Ohm's Law & Power Law
    8.3 Making Electrical Measurements
Chapter 9: Hamtronics
    9.1 Electronic Basics
    9.2 Transistors and More
Chapter 10: Digital Modes
Chapter 11: Space Contacts
Chapter 12: Avoiding Interference
Chapter 13: Safety
    13.1 Electrical Safety
    13.2 Antenna & Tower Safety
    13.3 Rf Exposure Safety
The Book
The book that we use is the Technician License Course from the Ham Radio This book can be purchased with the HRT Registration, or purchased on its own before the class date. 
Info from the Author
NEW EDITION for NCVEC question pool 2018-2022!The Technician License Course book and free supplemental web site provides everything you need to become an FCC licensed amateur radio operator! This learning system not only offers the best exam preparation available today, it will help you to really understand ham radio so that you have the competence and the confidence to get on the air quickly! Fully illustrated and logically organized in easy-to-digest sections with a building-block learning approach, all 423 Technician exam pool questions for 2018-2022 are highlighted within a framework of explanation that uses common language, everyday analogies, and simple examples. The balance of depth with simplicity makes real learning about ham radio rewarding and enjoyable! Our free online media includes interactive section quizzes, multimedia learning supplements, interesting web links and more, to reinforce book and exam topics section-by-section. With the book and our fully coordinated, optional quizzing and practice exam app, you can study and practice questions anywhere, anytime! With  will ace your exam, and you will really get it!
About the Author
Stu Turner, WØSTU, holds an FCC Extra license, the top amateur license. As a professional educator he served as a US Air Force Academy engineering professor for eight years where he honed his skills of making difficult topics fun and easy to his radio club he regularly teaches weekend ham radio classes that include youth as young as 10, non-technical domestic engineers, trained electrical engineers, senior citizens, emergency responders, and everyone in between! Over the years his Technician Class exam success rate consistently exceeds 90%.He is a published amateur radio magazine author, and his exciting and inventive amateur radio events with his boy scout troop have been featured in Boys Life Magazine.Stu is a bright new **** in amateur radio education who brings fresh ideas, effective new perspectives, and innovative instructional methods that you will find easy to follow and fun to read. 
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The requirement is you must read & write, and all members under 14 must have an ***** participate with them.
What do I need to bring into the event?
We request that you get your book 2 weeks prior to the first day of the class, and read Chapters 0-3 before the first day. Also bring along items to take notes, and your eagerness to learn.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Any questions can be emailed directly to Christopher Schroeder at
What's the refund policy?
All Sales are Final, there are no refunds issued except if MEREO cancels the class. 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will only ask for your name at the event to confirm your regestration.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
If you must change the ticket please contact Christopher Schroeder at .
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No, we use the names of the tickets for the class list. 
What is the minimum number of participants required for this class?
Because we are a volunteer based organization we have the following minimum requirements for a class to not be canceled. 
All Colorado Springs Classes will require a minimum of 6 Participants.
All classes in El Paso County (Not including Colorado Springs) will require a minimum of 8 Participants
All Classes taught outside of El Paso County will require a minimum of 10 Participants

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