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Radio Course for the Basic Qualification

Sponsor: The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club
Start date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
End date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Closest town: Owen Sound, Ontario
Directions to location: The venue location is just east of Shallow Lake, Ontario
Opening times: 6pm every Wednesday and the course will run for approx. 12 weeks ... completed just in time for Field day
Cost: TBD
Talk-in frequency: N/A
Description: Amateur radio is a community of people that use radio transmitters and receivers to communicate with other Amateur radio operators. If you were to ask a dozen different amateurs what ham radio meant to them chances are you would get 12 different answers.

Amateur radio operators are often called ham radio operators or simply "hams" and frequently the public is more familiar with this term than with the legal term Radio Amateur. The source of this nickname is for all practical purposes lost from history.

Amateur (HAM) Radio is truly a hobby but often one that makes a difference especially in emergency or disaster situations.

It is an activity of Self Learning, Inter-Communication & Technical Investigation carried on between Amateur Radio Operators. Amateurs talk to local friends over the radio waves using a hand-held transceiver, communicating digitally with packet radio to exchange personal messages or vital information in an emergency, talking to other hams anywhere in the world, or engaging in contests with other Radio Amateurs over the airwaves there is something for everyone.

There are over a million people all over the world who pursue this activity in their free time.
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Date updated: 2015-11-30 13:56:36
Author: Tom VA3TS

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