$40 – $60

Ham Radio Technician Course

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3755 Mark Dabling Blvd

3755 Mark Dabling Boulevard

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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Our class is a 5 session course split along 5 Fridays. (March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and April 6th from 5pm-9pm) 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

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 School.com. This book can be purchased with the HRT Registration, or purchased on its own before the class date. NOTE: THIS IS THE LAST MEREO CLASS WITH THIS BOOK. OTHER CLASSES WILL CHANGE TO THE NEW BOOK STARTING JULY 2018

Info from the Author

NEW for NCVEC question pool July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018!

The HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course book and free multimedia 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 426 Technician exam pool questions for 2014-2018 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 and to provide practical "how to" advice on getting started in ham radio. With the book and our fully coordinated, optional iOS quizzing and practice exam mobile device app, you can study and practice questions anywhere, anytime!

No matter your education or background, with HamRadioSchool.com you 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 understand.

With 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 face 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 adult 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 c.schroeder@mereowx.org

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 c.schroeder@mereowx.org.

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.

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