Amateur Radio

Amateur radio is a great way to learn and practice signal processing and communications. The first license is Technician, and it gives you full access to all the amateur bands from VHF on up.

The amateur radio club will be running a course to help you get your Technician license. The class will meet Thursdays (time to be arranged), and will take you through the ARRL manual

ARRL Ham Radio Technician License Manual
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The licensing exam will be given at the end of the course.

We will give you a dual band VHF/UHF 5W handheld radio when you get your license!


Here are the slides for the class.

Class 1 Overview
Class 2 FM Radios, Simplex, and Repeaters
Class 3 Radio Regulations, Call Signs
Class 4 Radios, Power, RFI
Class 5 Safety
Class 6 Chapters 9, last one!

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