Amateur General Ham Radio
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.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.
ARRL General Class License Manual 7th Edition
2.ARRL’s General Q&A 4th
(Includes answers and explanations for all questions.)
Both are available from ARRL
or from George K2ZZ, Radio
Oasis, North Salem, NY at: http://radio-oasis.com/,
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.
Please purchase the license manual and begin reading as soon as
2.The Q&A manual is also very helpful.
Syllabus & Schedule
Procedures and Practices
5/1TuesdayCh 4.1-4.4Electrical Principles & Basic Components
Components, Circuits, Test equipment
5/15TuesdayCh 5.1-5.3Radio Signals and Radio Building blocks
5/22TuesdayCh 5.4-5.6Transmitter & Receiver Structure, HF Station Installation
and Transmission Lines
and RF Safety, Review
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.
Larrie Sutliff / W2UL
WECA Training Director