Thursday, November 20, 2014

HAM License Training Class in Ballard, WA -- Nov 2014



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(updated 2014-11-14)

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Tech License Training Class for November in Ballard, WA
++ Nov 15 & 22, 2014 ++

Lots of Show&Tell with Dustin [KF7FK], Daniel [KL7WM], & Mike [W7BMW]

The Technician Radio Licensing Class is coming soon to BALLARD, WA!
The first day will start at 9 AM on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
PC Center, Ground floor, 2363 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA 98117.
There is plenty of off street parking, along the west side of the building and on the south side. 
The class in on the first level and the door is on the north side, on the NW 80th Street side 
We have several ARRL Technician Licensing Manual, 3rd edition, book available. The book cost $30.
The book has a text section and the questions pool, which references the text pages for more information on the question. 
The New 3rd edition has an online testing feature that will work with iPads and androids.
Taking practice tests is very helpful.
 If you start getting 80%, we recommend studying the General information, which we will make available to you.
 Do you want to reserve a book?
We are very excited with this class.  This year there is a 99% pass rate!
Many of our students also pass the second test, the General test.  
There is one $15 fee per session and at a test session you can take all three test for one test fee.
The class has an hour lunch break. 
You can bring your lunch and eat in the class room. 
There are several restaurants around. 
Now is a great time to get an amateur license. 
A license is good for 10 years and can be renewed for FREE. 
A dual band handheld radio can be brought for as low as $50, and you can talk 50 to 100 miles.
 There are 20 miles plus wi-fi links. Boaters to hikers and 12 year old to grandpas and grandmas are getting licensed.
 Join a great friendly group of people,
We will see you on November 15, 2014
Contact Mike Walsh, W7BMW@nwapps.com , Phone: (206)293-3498 or 
Daniel Stevens, KL7WM. KL7WM@aol.com  or (206)228 9274.
For the Training Team
Daniel Stevens KL7WM

Training Coordinator
All licensed HAMs and friends are invited to visit our training sessions &
show the students what a great & fun hobby Amateur Radio can be!



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Originally Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11/15/2014 12:27:00 PM


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

VEs Needed for HAM Licensing Class in Ballard, WA Nov 22, 2014


We are looking for VEs to help with testing of the
Seattle, at 3 PM on Saturday November 22, 2014
Since this is a VERY LARGE class of 50 students (not counting Walk-Ins), we will likely need at least 8 more VEs along with our regular VE Team.
We may run three grading lines (with 3 VEs per line).
There has been a very high pass rate from our classes.
This should be a lot of fun to see this many people get their amateur radio licenses.

If you can come, please plan to arrive sometime after 2:30 PM.
The test session will be held at the:
PC Center 2363 NW 80th Street (MAP)
Seattle, WA, 98117
(just south of Larson's Bakery)
Note: The parking lot along 24th Ave NW and on the south of the building are reserved for the class.
You will see signs about parking permits. Ignore the permits requirement (they have a school there during the week).

Please note: if you are not an ARRL VE, you are welcome to help -- please bring your credentials from other VECs (e.g., W5YI).

Thank you for your help!

For more information, please contact:
Daniel Stevens KL7WM
Training Coordinator
ARRL Liaison VE
206 228 9274
KL7WM@aol.com


Originally Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11/17/2014 07:32:00 PM


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Originally Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11/19/2014 01:00:00 AM


Monday, November 17, 2014

11-17-2014 -- The Leonid Meteor Shower Sensation of November 2014

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 Radio engineer Stan Nelson uses a Yagi antenna in New Mexico to detect 54 MHz TV signals reflected from meteor trails. When a meteor passes over his observatory -- ping! -- there is an echo. It's the next best thing to a giant government radar!
Originally Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11/17/2014 05:00:00 PM