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Amateur Radio license mini-course, final session

April 19 @ 15:45 - 16:45

Operating Procedures – FM Operation: Covers simplex and repeater stations, including repeater offsets and subaudible tones (CTCSS). – HF Operation: Discusses calling CQ, ensuring frequency clarity, using Q-codes for efficient communication, and adhering to the band plan. – Public Service & Emergency Communication: Introduces the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), emphasizing the role of hams in public safety and civil defense. – Amateur Satellites: Explains the basics of communicating through satellites, including modes, frequency adjustments for Doppler shift, and the significance of Keplerian elements for tracking satellites. Operating Activities – Contesting and RDF: Highlights amateur radio competitions and the practice of radio direction finding (RDF) to locate sources of interference. – Internet Integrations: Discusses Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP), Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), and Echolink for linking radio stations over the internet. Rules & Regulations – Part 97 and FCC: Outlines the regulatory framework under FCC Part 97, emphasizing the advancement of technical skills and communication within the amateur radio service. It mentions the role of frequency coordinators and the prohibition of willful interference. – Frequency Allocations: Reviews frequency to wavelength conversions, specific band allocations, and privileges for different license classes. Practice and Contact – The presentation concludes with encouragement to practice for the licensing test, providing a link to a practice test website, and offers contact information for further inquiries. Co-sponsored by: Penn State University-Harrisburg Student Government Association Room: E244 , Bldg: Olmsted , 777 W Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, Pennsylvania, United States, 17057