Starting on Monday, February 25th, the Fulton Amateur Radio Club will host a 10-week course designed for Technician Class licensees who are interested in obtaining their General Class Amateur (Ham) Radio license.
The class will meet on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the lower level of the Oswego County Office Building, across from Mimi's Restaurant, Route 481 North, Fulton, NY. Class dates: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22. The exam will be administered on Monday, April 29.
There are many reasons to upgrade. General Class licensees have access to many more frequencies, some of which allow for around-the-world wireless communication without the need for intermediate infrastructure (such as the internet, cell towers, etc.). More communications modes and new technical opportunities are also available.
The course material resembles that which was covered in the Technician exam, with more in-depth focus on high frequency (HF) operation and advanced operating modes. Topics will include operating effectively using single sideband (SSB) on HF, digital modes, solar effects on HF propagation, test instruments, practical electronic circuits, and antennas.
For more information contact Redd Swindells, AI2N, at [email protected]. Potential students are requested to preregister to assure proper course resource preparation.