Basic Course Materials

Basic Amateur Radio Course


BASIC AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING COURSE

Course Outline
&
Handout Materials

THURSDAY SEPT 22
Instructors: VE1DHD HOWARD AND VE1QD SCOTT
Chapter 1 – INTRODUCTION TO AMATEUR RADIO & REGISTRATION
Learning Objective for this unit
- The broad scope of the amateur radio hobby
- The radio licensing process
- Approaches to studying for the license

Course Material Download Files:

Ham Radio Class Intro
Ham Radio Class Intro VO1NO


THURSDAY SEPT 29
Instructor: VE1GTC TOM
Chapter 2, 3 – FUNDAMENTALS / TERMS / OHMS LAW / POWER
Learning Objective for this unit
- Providing an introduction to elementary atomic theory
- Familiarity with basic concepts such as:
Conductors, insulators, resistance, direct and alternating current,
electromotive force, magnets, cells and batteries and schematics
- Define Ohm’s law and basic Algebra.
- Making simple calculations using Ohm’s law
- The concept of power and the formula for its calculation

Course Material Download Files:

Chapters 2 & 3 Blank Answer Sheet
Chapter 2 Questions
Chapter 2 Answers
Chapter 3 Questions
Chapter 3 Answers
Basic Electricity
Ohms Law


THURSDAY OCT 06
Instructor: VE1GTC TOM
Chapter 3 – PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF OHM’S LAW
Using knowledge gained on Saturday’s session on resistors, voltage and power
Students will try to apply their skill in a real application

Course Material Download Files:

Chapter 3 OHM's Law and Power


THURSDAY 0CT 13
Instructor: VE1WO FRASER
Chapter 4 – INDUCTORS AND CAPACITORS
Learning Objective for this unit:

Course Material Download Files:
Inductance
Capacitance
Resonance


THURSDAY OCT 20
Instructor: VE1QD Scott

Waves, Wavelength, Freq and Bands
Learning Objectives for this unit:

Course Material Download Files:

Waves, Wavelength, Frequency


THURSDAY OCT 27
Instructors: VE1DHD Howard and VE1AI Dick
Chapter 11 – ESTABLISHING & EQUIPPING AN AMATEUR STATION
Learning Objective for this unit
- Identifying the equipment for various modes of operation
- Performing the basic operation of each piece of equipment
- What to buy and where to buy it

Course Material Download Files:

Establishing & Equipping a Station
Routine Operation of a Station
Ham Radio Desktop Reference
Standard Phonetic Alphabet


SATURDAY OCT 29
Instructor: VE1FA Fred
Chapters 7 – TRANSMISSION LINE
Learning Objective for this unit
- Characteristics of different types of transmission lines
- Type of connecters used in amateur radio
- Troubleshooting RF transmission problems

Course Material Download Files:

Transmission Lines & Antennas 2016


Chapters 8 – ANTENNAS
Learning Objective for this unit

  • Describe the features of common antennas in amateur radio
  • Calculate dimensions required for various antennas
  • How to use simple antenna formulas

Course Material Download Files:
Home-Brew Antennas


THURSDAY NOV 3 REVIEW TODATE VA1CC BRIAN AND VE1GTC TOM


THURSDAY NOV 10
Instructor: VA1CC Brian
Chapter 12 – BASIC STATION OPERATION
Learning Objective for this unit
- Determining the accessories needed in a station and their relative position in the transmission path
- Operating procedures for different modes
- Operating with UCT (world time)
- Q codes, abbreviations, phonetic alphabets and more

Course Material Download Files:

Establishing & Equipping a Station
Routine Operation of a Station
Ham Radio Desktop Reference
Standard Phonetic Alphabet


SATURDAY NOV 12
Instructor: VO1NO/VE1 Al

Chapter 6 - PROPAGATION
Learning Objective for this unit
- Classification of waves as it pertains to propagation
- Factors which affect propagation of radio waves
- Propagation characteristics of the different amateur bands

Course Material Download Files:
Propagation
Propagation - VO1NO (Al)
Propagation 1
Propagation 2


Chapter 9 – ACTIVE DEVICES: DIODES, TRANSISTORS, TUBES
Learning Objective for this unit:
- Basic theory of semiconductor devices and tubes
- Identifying the parts of each active device
- Comparing tubes and solid state devices
- Troubleshooting problems with active devices

Course Material Download Files:

Active Devices
Diodes, Transistors & Tubes


THURSDAY NOV 17
Instructor: BRIAN McNICHOL
Chapter 10 – POWER SUPPLIES
Learning Objective for this unit
- Key functions of power supplies
- Voltage conversion, rectification and filtering
- Reason for voltage variation and how to resolve them
- Design and operation of power supplies for amateur radio

Course Material Download Files:

Power Supplies

THURSDAY NOV 24
Instructor: VE1TRB TERRY
Chapter 16 – SAFETY
Learning Objective for this unit
- Identify and understand the sources of danger in amateur radio
- Basic safety precaution both inside the shack and when working with antennas

Course Material Download Files:

Safety
Safety Code 6


SATURDAY NOV 26
Instructors: VE1FA Fred
Chapter 15 – RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
Learning Objective for this unit
- Understanding the sources and type of radio interference (RFI)
- Methods of eliminating RFI

Course Material Download Files:

Radio Frequence Interference (RFI)

SATURDAY NOV 26
Instructors: VA1YL Helen
Chapter 17, 16 – REGULATIONS & RULES
Learning Objective for this unit
- Introduce the materials students need to understand the regulatory structure
of amateur radio in Canada
- Become conversant with specific rules and regulations

Course Material Download Files:

Regulations 2016 Lecture

Regulations

RAC Regulation Summary

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)- formerly known as Industry Canada - Amateur Radio Service

ISED RBR-4 (formerly RIC-2) Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service

ISED RIC-2 Abstract

ISED RIC-3E Information on the Amateur Radio Service - NOTE - this document has recently been updated (December 2016)

ISED RBR-3: (formerly RIC-4)Technical Requirements Respecting Identification of Radio Stations


THURSDAY DEC 1 REVIEW TO DATE VA1CC BRIAN AND VE1GTC TOM


SATURDAY DEC 3
Instructor: VO1N0/VE1 AL

Chapter 13 & 14 - Modulation, Transmitters & Radio Receivers

Course Material Download Files:
Modulation and Transmitters
Radio Receivers


THURSDAY DEC 8 REVIEW, ON AIR TIME VA1CC BRIAN AND VE1GTC TOM

DECEMBER 9 TO JAN 4 CHRISTMAS BREAK

THURSDAY JAN 5 REVIEW VA1CC BRIAN VE1GTC TOM
NOTE: ANYONE WISHING TO WRITE THE EXAM AT THIS POINT ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE


THURSDAY JAN 12 DISCUSSION ON EXAM TIMES
Examiners: VE1MR Bill& VA1CC Brian
SET EXAM WRITING TIME FOR THE CLASS


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