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  • 10/11/2014 -- SDGARES Communicator Gateway Workshop posted by Robert Freeburn on September 26, 2014
    Announcement: SDGARES "Communicator Gateway" Workshop - First in a series.

    As an outreach effort to folks interested in Ham Radio, those newly licensed, or even folks that have been licensed for awhile but haven't had the opportunity to practice and learn some of the essential skills, SDGARES will be conducting ongoing introductory and intermediate training following each of our monthly meetings. This is an "open training" session, all parties are welcome regardless of club or organization affiliation!

    This first two-hour workshop is intended for anyone (with or without a Ham license) that is getting started (or struggling) with their handheld "HT" radio. The workshop starts with learning how to turn on the radio and then progresses to how to adjust the radio to operate in simplex and repeater mode. Additional discussion and helpful operating techniques will also be discussed.This is a hands-on workshop, not a lecture. We'll have several experienced "Elmers" in attendance to help you work through any questions or issues.

    If time allows after the main session, if you have your radio's programming software, programming cable, and a laptop, Elmers will assist you with programming your radio.

    What to bring:
    1. A handheld VHF/UHF radio, if you have one or can borrow one. Instructors and Elmers will have a few loaners available. A 2m/70cm (VHF/UHF) HT is recommended.
    2. The operating manual for your radio. Please bring the entire manual - either paper copy or on a tablet.

    This workshop follows the regularly-scheduled ARES meeting.

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to so we know how many study guides to produce.

    Thank you.
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