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  • 2/14/2015 - Monthly \"Communicator Gateway\" Workshop posted by Robert Freeburn on January 18, 2015
    Upcoming Event: Monthly "Communicator Gateway" Workshop

    Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    (This special Valentine's Day edition includes Elmer expertise in the new Yaesu FT1DR HT.)
    Location: Scripps La Jolla Hospital Campus in San Diego (Schaetzel Center, next to main hospital building)
    Parking: Free for radio people. Park in underground parking or in the above-ground parking structure.


    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." 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.

    If time allows, Elmers might be able to help you program your radio's memory channels. Elmers will have on-hand everything needed to program Yaesu FT-60 radios. If you have a different model radio and would like to attempt to program it, please mention programming when you RSVP for the workshop.

    What to bring:

    1. A handheld VHF/UHF radio, if you have one or can borrow one. Elmers will have a few loaners available. We recommend a 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 few paper clips or stickies to tab pages in your operating manual during the workshop.

    This workshop follows the regularly-scheduled ARES meeting.

    If you plan to attend the workshop, please RSVP to 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 sign).

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