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Monthly “Communicator Gateway” Workshop
March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Scripps La Jolla Hospital Campus in San Diego (Schaetzel
Center Building, next to the main hospital building, ground floor, in
the Noble Room)
Parking: Park in underground parking or in the above-ground parking
structure. (At the workshop, please ask for the parking validation
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/pl ace/Scripps+Memorial+Hospital+ La+Jolla
(To help you locate the Workshop location on the hospital campus,
attached to this email is a photo with the building marked. When you
enter the building, look for people wearing yellow shirts.)
ATTENTION people of all ages interested in Ham Radio (licensed, not
licensed, or out of practice)!
San Diego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will conduct another
FREE monthly workshop to help participants “Get On The Air” (GOTA).
Everyone is welcome regardless of club or organization affiliation!
This two-hour workshop is intended for anyone getting started (or
struggling) with a handheld “HT” radio. If you attended in the past,
you are welcome to return for another workshop to hone your skills. If
you have an earlier edition of the free workbook, please bring it with
you to this workshop.
The workshop starts with basics, such as how to turn on the radio, and
then progresses to operating in simplex and repeater mode. This is a
hands-on workshop in small groups led by Elmers (instructors), not a
lecture. Participants receive a free workbook to guide their progress.
What to bring:
1. A handheld radio, if you have one or can borrow one. Elmers will
have a few loaners available. We recommend a dual band 2m/70cm
(VHF/UHF) handheld transceiver (HT).
2. The operating manual for your radio. Please bring the entire manual
– either paper copy or on a tablet.
3. A pen, and a few paper clips or stickies to tab pages in your
operating manual during the workshop.
4. If your HT is the Baofeng UV-5R (or other model Baofeng), please
visit the web site www.miklor.com, print, and then bring to class
copies of the documents: “On the Fly Keyboard Programming.”
This workshop follows the regularly-scheduled ARES meeting.
If you plan to attend the workshop, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
so we know how many study guides to produce, or if you have a specific
interest or question. When you RSVP, please tell us which radio you
will bring, and please include your call sign (if you have a call
The most common radios (HTs) brought to this workshop are: Yaesu FT-60
and Baofeng UV-5R. Occasionally students bring the Yaesu FT-65, Yaesu
FT-1, Yaesu FT-2, Wouxun, Kenwood, Icom, and Baofeng models other than
the UV-5R. We teach each model radio in a different group and use your
RSVP to arrange the workshop.
. . . Rob
Assistant Section Manager (Training)
P.S. If you changed your call sign or email address, please send
updated contact info to email@example.com.
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