Breadboard Radio – Ham Radio Kits that are easy to build and fun to use!
Build-a-Pi will allow you to get up and running fast with a Raspberry Pi for ham radio.
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SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in December of 2022. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will run from December 12th through 16th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but will finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.
We’re presenting the classes via video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ) If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at [email protected]. I’ll forward your email to your instructor and they will send you an invitation to the video conference.
Here’s a tutorial on how to use zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y8hbdlvr
If you’ve never used videoconferencing before, Here are a couple of tips:
Use a headset or headphones. Any headphones that plug into your computer will do. Even the wired ones that came with your cell phone, if it’s using the 1/8” plug. This eliminates feedback when you unmute your microphone.
Mute your microphone when not speaking to the instructor. Otherwise, the class will hear any background noise from your computer.
Find the text/chat function and use it.
New hams will have to start out with the Technician course.
All classes are free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to [email protected]. Be sure to tell me which class you want to take and include your cell number.
Testing will be offered on December 17th at 08:30 am at SCETV headquarters, 1041 George Rogers Blvd in Columbia. We’ll take care of the administrative work first and start the testing when the admin work is done. Bring a photo ID, an original copy of any Ham Radio license, your FRN, and $10.00 cash. If a child is testing and has no photo I.D., bring a copy of a birth certificate.
If you are testing for the first time, you must bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN), which you can get here:https://tinyurl.com/yayymn28
If you’re coming for testing only, email us so we can plan accordingly.
Please refer any questions to [email protected]m
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The NASA / SpaceX Crew-5 mission brought new Astronaut-Hams to the ISS.
Welcome Josh Cassada, KI5CRH, and Koici Wakata, KI5TMN. Listen for them making ARISS student contacts and maybe just working from the ARISS repeater.
Photo: Crew-5 Official Portrait.
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Last call before Swap Fest join to ask questions and learn what’s going to take place. Call starts at7pm Thursday 6th.
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Greetings everyone! We will meet in person at the ETV building and encourage all to join us there. In case you can’t make the meeting below is Zoom meeting information for Monday.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86708525603?pwd=WnY2T2dXTEV0MmZPNjFFZTFYa2lrZz09 Meeting ID: 867 0852 5603
One tap mobile +13126266799,,86708525603#,,,,*251755#
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Midland’s desktop NOAA weather radios can be programmed to receive alerts for a SINGLE county, or for MULTIPLE counties. We generally suggest you set the radio to alert for your SINGLE home county. Remember, the more counties you program into the radio, the more the radio goes off.
Current state-of-the-art weather radios in the US and Canada allow for precise tracking of storm movement and intensity. When a severe thunderstorm shows sign of exiting a nearby county and entering yours, your weather radio will be automatically activated before that storm even reaches your county line. On average, lead time on severe thunderstorm warnings is approximately 22 minutes, and tornado warning lead times are around 13 minutes. With just your SINGLE home county selected you should be able to receive warnings in plenty of time.
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