Courses

 

Beginner Level Amateur Radio Course for the Public

The CC-ARC is a Youth Club, and as such strives to provide educational opportunities for students as well as parents.  We have teamed up with Brookline Adult and Community Education (BA&CE) and Newton Community Education (NCE) to offer a radio Technician Class course for adults and child-parent pairs to facilitate their successful completion of the FCC radio license test.  Children who pass the test receive a free membership in the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club, the largest youth-oriented radio club in New England.  Yes, this course is geared toward children!  (Ages 11 and up.)  Adults without children are also welcome.

Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum.  The FCC Technician test will be given at the final class.

Six Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Begins Sept 27, 2017, meeting at Dexter Southfield School in the Clay Center.

To register, go to Amateur Radio at Brookline Adult Ed or Amateur Radio at Newton Community Education.  (You don’t have to live in Brookline or Newton to sign up.)

Curriculum Outline

Class 1: Wed. Sept 27, 6:30-8:45 – Unit 1: Introduction; FCC Rules and Definitions; Unit 2A: Electrical Principles, Review of the Parents FAQ.

Class 2: Wed. Oct 4, 6:30-8:45 – Unit 2B: Electrical Principles, Unit 3: Electrical Components and Functions, Unit 4: Radio Wave Characteristics.

Class 3: Wed. Oct 11, 6:30-8:45 – Unit 5: Modulation and Modes, Unit 6: Radio Operating Procedures, hands-on activities as time allows.

Class 4: Wed. Oct 18, 6:30-8:45 – Unit 7: Antennas and Feed Lines, Unit 8: Radio Practices and Setup, hands-on activities as time allows.

Class 5: Wed. Oct 25, 6:30-8:45 – Unit 9: Radio Station Equipment, Unit 10: Hazards and Safety, review, preparation of forms for the exam, registering for an FRN Number, how to use an HT on local repeaters.

Class 6: Wed. Nov 1, 6:30-7:30 – FCC Technician Exam and final wrap-up.

For questions about this course and curriculum, e-mail bphinney at dextersouthfield.org or call 617-751-3618.

Amateur Radio License in a Weekend Course – TECHNICIAN Level

For high school students and adults, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the TECHNICIAN license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum. Some preliminary reading and study is necessary to get the best results from this course. Material will be sent approximately a week before the course.

The TECHNICIAN level course runs Friday, Oct 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the FCC Technician exam at 5:00 p.m., at Dexter Southfield School in the Clay Center.  $65 fee covers exam fee, lunch, snacks, and printed materials. Advance registration and payment required. Make checks payable to “New England Amateur Radio Inc” and mail to New England Amateur Radio Inc, PO Box 812333, Wellesley MA 02482-0017.

For questions or to register, e-mail bphinney at dextersouthfield.org or call 617-751-3618.

Amateur Radio License in a Weekend Course – GENERAL Level

For high school students and adults who already have a Technician level license, this fast-paced, two-day course will get you ready to take the GENERAL license exam. Topics range from the science of radio electronics to the FCC rules governing the radio spectrum.  Some preliminary reading and study is necessary to get the best results from this course. Material will be sent approximately a week before the course.

The GENERAL level course runs Friday, Nov 17, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the FCC General exam at 5:00 p.m., at Dexter Southfield School in the Clay Center.  $65 fee covers exam fee, lunch, snacks, and printed materials. Advance registration and payment required. Make checks payable to “New England Amateur Radio Inc” and mail to New England Amateur Radio Inc, PO Box 812333, Wellesley MA 02482-0017.

For questions or to register, e-mail bphinney at dextersouthfield.org or call 617-751-3618.

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