Regular Meeting

W7YH Business meeting @ WSU EEME 206Update from CEACC meeting, Antenna planning, notes from the Hamfest, planning next meeting.

Learning Morse Code

Although not required for licensing, some have expressed interest in learning morse code. I'm still personally working my way towards proficiency, but I've found these resources helpful:

Letters/Numbers/Symbols as mnemonics: http://www.zzickle.com/misc/morsecode.html

Practice software that quizzes on each letter until it determines algorithmically that you have mastered that letter: http://c2.com/morse/

License Class Presentation Material

In class it was asked where to find the presentation materials. The powerpoint presentations many of the instructors are using are available here (public domain):

http://www.rtsi.com/~HRInstructor/Technician/

2.4 GHz 802.11g WAN Project

Overview

Ham radio based TCP/IP network connecting major eastern Washington cities to facilitate emergency communications.

A mailing list has been created for this project: http://groups.google.com/group/hswd

Amateur Radio License Training Material

There are three classes of Amateur Radio License available in the US, Technician, General, and Extra. Each class provides slightly more privileges than the former. Passing the Technician Class exam will get you full privileges on amateur radio bands above 30 MHz (VHF, UHF, microwave and up). General Class adds many bands below 30 MHz, and Extra class allows more access to these bands.

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