2023 Ham Workshop 92111

“Communicator Gateway”

Date: Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kearny Mesa Recreation Center, 3170 Armstrong Street
San Diego, CA 92111
We will meet in the parking lot BEHIND the Rec Center.

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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 a FREE 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 their own handheld transceiver “HT” radio.

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. 

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 MIKLOR DOT COM web site, print, and then bring to class copies of the document, “On the Fly Keyboard Programming.”

If you plan to attend the workshop, please RSVP to [email protected] 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).

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-70, 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 seating.

Thank you.
. . . Rob K6RJF
Assistant Section Manager (Training)

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