Update on February 14th HAM Radio Class

Just received this. Please note that the Technician Class license is the entry level HAM Radio license. It does NOT require Morse Code, and is very easy to obtain. If you are interested in becoming a HAM Radio operator, plan on attending.

Please e-mail [email protected] if you will be attending. Also let me know if you will be bringing a laptop.

I must limit the size to 40 people so sign up early to reserve a spot. If you must cancel please let me know immediately so I can free up a slot for someone else.
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One Day Ham Radio Class for the Technician (entry level) license.
Saturday, Feb.. 14th, 2009 7:30am to 5pm

Room 276 in the Howard W. Hunter Law library in the J Reuben Clarke law building (JRCB) on BYU campus. If you get lost ask someone on campus. We start before the library opens so be on time so you can be let in. Park in the lot immediately east of the law building. Don’t park in the restricted areas like Dean’s spot, delivery etc….Enter through the right set of the east facing doors just left of the service entrance and go halfway down the hall and turn right. You are now facing 3 doors with the elevator on your left. go through the door on the right that has the large round sign “caution automatic door”. Go through the detectors by the main entrance and past the circulation desk. Room 276 has a green blinking light right next to the door to your left about 100 feet in. I have an interior map I will send if you want.

A map of campus is here: http://byu.edu
Click on “Campus Map” in the lower left. It is building #19 on the map; the J. Reuben Clark building JRCB.
Another map is here: http://map.byu.edu/campusmap.pdf It is building #20 in this map.
GPS N 40 14.977′ W 111 38.718′

From 7:30am to noon is classroom instruction and then a break for lunch between noon and 1pm. Bring a lunch or you can buy lunch at several places close by on and off campus. Between 1pm and 5pm is self study using a computer program.
When you are ready, in the afternoon, you may take the exam. You don’t have to take the test that day if you are not ready and would like to study more.

There are only a handful of computers available for self-study in the
afternoon. Every student who can needs to bring a laptop that runs MikeRowesoft Windows. Borrow a laptop if you don’t have one. Bring an extra laptop if you don’t mind loaning it. The room we will be using has power at every seat for a laptop. I also have a CD for Linux and Mactel (The newer Mac that has an Intel microprocessor) laptops if you can boot off the CD drive. If you have access to a laptop but don’t want to install the program I have a disk that will allow you to run the program without installing it (this is great if the laptop is not yours or if it was borrowed from work).

There is no charge to take the class but the cost of taking the test is $14.00. You also need to bring two forms of ID, one preferably with a picture.
The form you need to fill out requires your Social Security number (thanks to congress….). The most common mistake is forgetting ID and for those under 18 and a Social Security number……Don’t forget!!

If you don’t want to put your Social Security Number (SSN) on the form you can register with the FCC and obtain a Federal Registration Number (FRN) to use in place of your SSN. Go to: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/ In the middle of the page at the top there is a bullet with the label “Register”. Left click on it and follow the instructions. Donʼt worry about questions regarding a call sign as you don’t have one yet. When you pass the test your new call will be automatically associated with your FRN. You may also sign up for an FRN at the test session (we prefer an FRN be used on the form). If
you sign up and get an FRN beforehand be certain to bring it. It is very difficult to look up an FRN for an unlicensed person.

No programmable calculators…..The test is given on computer and graded immediately. Specific instructions how to run the program will be given. It is similar to practice exams available on the Internet.

E-mail [email protected] (preferred) or call Steve or Susan N7QZU (801-465-3983) to let me know if you are coming and bringing a laptop (please bring one…
beg, beg….bring extra laptops if you can).


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