Refer to the class schedule for the dates and instructors

HARC Basic amateur Radio Course

2019 Course Materials

The first link is primary and other links are for older presentations but may be useful as an alternate outlook on the material. Some links to material are supplemental.

At the bottom of this page are links to other websites that have course material. Again some of these are alternative presentations.

Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION TO AMATEUR RADIO

HARC Basic amateur Radio Course Schedule 2019

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 VO1NO


Chapter 2 - Getting down to basics.

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

Course Material Download Files:
Chapter 2 - Matters Electrical
Chapters 2 & 3 Blank Answer Sheet
Chapter 2 Questions
Chapter 2 Answers
Chapter 3 OHM's Law and Power


Chapter 3 – FUNDAMENTALS / TERMS / OHMS LAW / POWER & PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF OHM’S LAW

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

Now - 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, Power
Chapter 3 Questions
Chapter 3 Questions
Chapter 3 Answers
Basic Electricity
Ohms Law
Chapter 3 OHM's Law and Power


Chapter 4 – INDUCTORS AND CAPACITORS

Learning Objective for this unit:

Course Material Download Files:
Chapter 4 - Inductors & Capacitors
Inductance
Capacitance
Resonance



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:

Chapter 10 - Power Supplies
Power Supplies


Chapter 5 - Waves, Wavelength, Freq and Bands

Learning Objectives for this unit:

Course Material Download Files:
Chapter 5- Waves et al
Waves, Wavelength, Frequency


The dates and instructors will be added when they are determined. The course is scheduled to start in mid January and will be held on Saturdays

Chapter 6 - PROPAGATION

Learning Objectives 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:
Chapter 6 - Propagation
Propagation
Propagation - VO1NO (Al)
Propagation 1
Propagation 2


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:
Chapter 7 - Transmission Lines
Transmission Lines 2017


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:
Chapter 8 - Antennas
Antennas Basic 2017
Home-Brew Antennas 2017


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:
Chapter 11 - Establishing an Amateur Radio Station
Establishing & Equipping a Station
Routine Operation of a Station
Ham Radio Desktop Reference
Standard Phonetic Alphabet


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:
Chapter 9 - Solid State and Tubes
Active Devices
Diodes, Transistors & Tubes


Chapter 17 – 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:
Chapter 17 - Regulations
Regulations 2016 Lecture
RAC Regulation Summary Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service (formerly RIC-2)
ISED RIC-2 Abstract
Information Regarding Amateur Radio Service
Criteria for Resolution of Immunity Complaints


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:
Chapter 16 - Safety
Safety
Safety Code 6 Summary of Safety Code 6


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


Chapter 13 & 14 - Modulation, Transmitters & Radio Receivers

Course Material Download Files:


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:
Chapter 15 - Radio Frequency Interference
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)



Links to other websites that have course material. Some material may be duplicates of what is on this page.

The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club

Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club

Yellowknife Amateur Radio Society

Cold lake Amateur Radio Society