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Introduction to Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS

Date: 06/09/21 Start: 6:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Location: Sunnyvale DPS
Credential Credit (What's this?): Yes

Congratulations! You just got your Ham Radio license and are anxious to get started... but how? There were plenty of new terms and concepts that you came across as you studied for your FCC exam, but what do they really mean? Puzzled by simplex vs. repeaters? Can't tell a PL tone from an offset? And, how do I get on the air with my radio? If this sounds like you, then this class – An Introduction to Emergency Communications – will give you plenty of the basics about your new hobby with hands-on exercises that should get you started with Ham Radio and Emergency Communications.

This is the first of two basic courses designed to get new hams familiar with some common operating procedures, emergency communications, and getting on the air.

Attendees must have their own printed copy of the course materials. The sldies and other documents will be updated a few day before the class.  Those signed up will receive an email when the updated mateial is ready.

Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format)

Location: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The street address is 700 All America Way, and the cross street is Olive Ave. 

NOTE: Due to construction, we will not be able to park in front of the building. Please park across the street at the Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave. 

Click here to see a parking map and access route to the building.


 Class size is limited to the first 30 people who sign up.  

Note: 90% or better class time attendance required for credit.

Instructor: Howard

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