A few years ago I got my Ham license and a HT radio. Problem is, I use the thing so infrequently that every time I bring it on a trip I have to dig out the owners manual and 30 minutes later reacquaint myself on how to program new repeater stations, add them to memory, etc. Hopefully the below workshop will help. I plan to attend.
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Monthly "Communicator Gateway" Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Scripps La Jolla Hospital Campus in San Diego (Schaetzel Center, next to main hospital building)
Parking: Park in underground parking or in the above-ground parking structure. (At the workshop, please ask for the parking validation procedure.)
ATTENTION people of all ages interested in Ham Radio (licensed, not licensed, or out of practice)!
San Diego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will conduct another FREE monthly workshop to help participants "Get On The Air." Everyone is welcome regardless of club or organization affiliation!
This two-hour workshop is intended for anyone getting started (or struggling) with a handheld "HT" radio. If you attended in the past, you are welcome to return for another workshop to hone your skills. If you have an earlier edition of the free workbook, please bring it with you to this workshop.
The workshop starts with basics such as how to turn on the radio and then progresses to operating in simplex and repeater mode. This is a hands-on workshop in small groups led by Elmers (instructors), not a lecture. Participants receive a free workbook to guide their progress.
What to bring:
1. A handheld radio, if you have one or can borrow one. Elmers will have a few loaners available. We recommend a 2m/70cm (VHF/UHF) handheld transceiver (HT).
2. The operating manual for your radio. Please bring the entire manual - either paper copy or on a tablet.
3. A pen, and a few paper clips or stickies to tab pages in your operating manual during the workshop.
4. If your HT is the Baofeng UV-5R (or other model Baofeng), please visit the web site www.miklor.com
, print, and then bring to class copies of the documents: "On the Fly Keyboard Programming," "Keypad Layout and Functions," and "Reference and FAQ Page." These documents are much better than the manual that comes with the radio.
This workshop follows the regularly-scheduled ARES meeting.
If you plan to attend the workshop, please RSVP to [email protected]
so we know how many study guides to produce, or if you have a specific interest or question. When you RSVP, please tell us which radio you will bring, and please include your call sign (if you have a call sign).
. . . Rob
ARES Training Coordinator