UPDATE (Mar. 8): We have been allocated rooms for Tuesdays. Please see below!
NOTICE (Feb. 23): The license classes have been RESCHEDULED to Tuesdays at 6pm. We do not have a room yet, but I will update this page and send out emails once we get one. Until then, we will meet in the ETC lobby, and we will try to find a place to go over the material.
Due to popular demand, UTARC is continuing license classes this semester with a General license class! If you are interested in joining us, the class will be weekly, on Tuesdays at 6pm starting February 7. The date, time, and location of each meeting is in the table below.
|Monday, February 7||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||EER 1.632|
|Monday, February 14||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||EER 1.632|
|Monday, February 21||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||EER 1.632|
|Tuesday, March 1||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC lobby|
|Tuesday, March 8||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, March 15||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, March 22||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||CPE 2.220|
|Tuesday, March 29||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, April 5||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, April 12||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, April 19||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, April 26||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
|Tuesday, May 3||6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||ETC 2.132|
In each class, we will go through the material and answer and discuss FCC exam questions.
If you would like to have a copy of the notes we have gone through so far, please email me. My email is posted here.
At the end of the class, I recommend taking a few practice tests at HamStudy and making sure you are consistently scoring more than 90%. Then you can sign up for an online exam with GLAARG or take another exam of your choice. Note that GLAARG is strict about what stuff you can have around you, like multiple monitors, so make sure you prepare your workspace following their guidelines before going to the exam.
Here are some resources I shared with last semester’s Technician class.
- Regarding propagation, there’s all sorts of “space weather” and “solar weather” data and predictions which are useful to predict the success of various modes of propagation. One website providing this data is the NOAA.
- Earlier, I mentioned the “ham bands have boundaries” – these boundaries are documented informally in this chart. It’s useful to have a copy near you when on the air. We have two nice laminated ones at N5XU. We will talk about this in more detail in the regulatory part of the class.
- W2AEW’s video on reflections on transmission lines.
- Mr Carlson’s Lab’s video on reflections on transmission lines.
- APRS spots at aprs.fi
- WSPR spots at WSPRnet