Courses

 

THREE COURSES PLANNED for this SPRING

1. 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 March 28, 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.)

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

WEEKDAY COURSE CURRICULUM OUTLINE

Class 1: Wed. March 28, 6:30-8:45 – Unit 1: Introduction; FCC Rules and Definitions; Unit 2A: Electrical Principles, Review of the Parents FAQ.

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

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

Optional Class: Wed. April 18, 6:30-8:00 – Public school vacation week. We will run a shorter, optional, hands-on soldering and radio use class for those who can come. Do some real electronics!

Class 4: Wed. April 25, 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. May 2, 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. May 9, 6:30-8:00 – FCC Technician Exam and final wrap-up.

2. 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, March 30, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by the FCC Technician exam at 4:00 p.m., at Dexter Southfield School in the Clay Center. The $65 fee covers exam fee, pizza and salad lunch, coffee and 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, e-mail bphinney at dextersouthfield.org or call 617-751-3618.
Register on the NEAR Events web page.

WEEKEND COURSE CURRICULUM OUTLINE

Fri. March 30, 6:00-9:00 – Unit 1: Introduction; FCC Rules and Definitions; Unit 2A: Electrical Principles, Unit 2B: Electrical Principles, Unit 3: Electrical Components and Functions, preparation of forms for the exam, registering for an FRN Number.

Sat. March 31, 9:00-3:30 – Unit 4: Radio Wave Characteristics, Unit 5: Modulation and Modes, Unit 6: Radio Operating Procedures, Unit 7: Antennas and Feed Lines, Unit 8: Radio Practices and Setup, Unit 9: Radio Station Equipment, Unit 10: Hazards and Safety, review and final wrap-up.

Sat. March 31, 4:00-5:00 – FCC Technician Exam.

3. 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, April 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by the FCC General exam at 4:00 p.m., at Dexter Southfield School in the Clay Center. The $65 fee covers exam fee, pizza and salad lunch, coffee and 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, e-mail bphinney at dextersouthfield.org or call 617-751-3618.
Register on the NEAR Events web page.

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