Amateur Radio Operating Class Starting March 30
Free weekly 3-hour Zoom sessions providing info on a wide range of Amateur Radio Operating Activities will start on Thursday March 30 and run through June 15 at 6:30 PM Eastern time. Each session is independent, so you can attend all or just selected evenings. The presenters will be folks very experienced in the various subjects.
A detailed syllabus will be published before the classes begin. Attend them all, or any that you like, but you must register for the classes. To receive registration information, contact Rol Anders, K3RA, at
Subjects will include:
- All About Operating--A general Introduction
- Ham Radio Awards
- DXing-History and Tips from the Experts
- QSLing-How to get that needed card for DXCC or WAS
- VHF/UHF Weak Signal Work and “Roving”
- Image Operating—Slow Scan and Fast Scan TV
- Remote Station control over internet
- Learning CW in the no-code era
- Digital Modes—From RTTY to FT8 and beyond
- Contesting—How to get started, tips for the beginner and intermediated contester
- Logging Software—What’s available, how to use
- Propagation—A general intro to HF Propagation Amateur Satellites—How to get started
- Portable (backpacking) operation—Tips from an expert
- Setting Up a Modern (or not so modern) HF Station
- Lightning Protection and Grounding
- Traffic Handling
- Public Service, Emergency Communications
George County ARES
George County ARES is a group of trained volunteer amateur radio operators assisting George County, Mississippi emergency responders with radio communications for emergency and public service events.
We welcome the opportunity to assist any organization that is in need of assistance with radio operations to aid in logistics or extra eyes and ears during a special event, all at no cost to your organization. We provide this as a free service to our community.