Basic Course Materials

BASIC AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING COURSE

Course Outline & Handout Materials

THURSDAY OCT 5

Instructors: HOWARD, VE1DHD / SCOTT, VE1QD

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 OCT 12

Instructor: Tom, VE1GTC

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

SATURDAY OCT 14

Instructor: Tom, VE1GTC

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:
Chapters 2 & 3 Blank Answer Sheet
Chapter 2 Questions
Chapter 2 Answers
Chapter 3 Questions
Chapter 3 Answers
Basic Electricity
Ohms Law
Chapter 3 OHM's Law and Power


THURSDAY OCT 19

Instructor: Fraser, VE1WO

Chapter 4 – INDUCTORS AND CAPACITORS

Learning Objective for this unit:

Course Material Download Files:
Inductance
Capacitance
Resonance


THURSDAY OCT 26

Instructor: Scott, VE1QD

Waves, Wavelength, Freq and Bands

Learning Objectives for this unit:

Course Material Download Files:
Waves, Wavelength, Frequency


SATURDAY OCT 28

Instructor: AL, VA1AVR

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:
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 2

Instructor: VA1BPO, BRIAN

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


SATURDAY NOV 4

Instructor: Fred, VE1FA

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 2017

SATURDAY NOV 4

Instructor: Fred, VE1FA

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:
Antennas Basic 2017
Home-Brew Antennas 2017


THURSDAY NOV 9. - REVIEW - Brian, VA1CC and Tom, VE1GTC


THURSDAY NOV 16

Instructor: Pat, VE1PHK

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 18

Instructors: Free, VE1FA

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 Frequency Interference (RFI)


SATURDAY NOV 18

Instructors: Helen, VA1YL

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 NOV 23 - REVIEW - VBrian, VA1CC and Tom, VE1GTC


SATURDAY NOV 25

Instructor: Al, VO1N0/VE1

Chapter 13 & 14 - Modulation, Transmitters & Radio Receivers

Course Material Download Files:


THURSDAY NOV 30 - REVIEW - Brian, VA1CC and Tom, VE1GTC


SATURDAY DEC 2

Instructors: Dick, VE1AI and Fraser, VE1WO

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


THURSDAY NOV 30

Instructor: Brian, VA1CC

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


THURSDAY DEC 7 - REVIEW & EXAM PREPARATION - Brian, VA1CC and Tom, VE1GTC


SATURDAY DEC 16 - EXAMINATION - VA1CC BRIAN / VE1GTC TOM / EXAMINER