Radio 101 - Prep Classes for Field Day and Contesting
- This is what you miss if you don't come out to Radio 101, held on many Saturday evenings at the BARC Clubhouse in Owings Mills...
We also encourage people to bring in their own rigs if they wish to
test them. (Bill N3WD and Neil W3ZQI).
- Going over things like how to tune in a station
- How to work DX - listening, where the DX is listening, who he is working
- Long path vs Short path
- Using spotting networks
- QSLing DX
- Working Split
- Using the filters in the radio
- Tuning the Radio
- Tuning the Amp
- Which bands under which conditions
- Which antenna at which time. (20 meters in the late afternoon it is better
to use the G5RV instead of burning out the rotor swinging all over the
- Looking at 6 meters
- We offer informal radio introductions on many Saturday evenings. Why Saturday evenings? That is the top night of the week for the many contests on the air. A great way to see the broadest activity and hone on-air skills is to listen to or participate in contests. Inquire about upcoming Saturdays at the club e-mail address or club telephone number.
Classes to Prepare for Licensing Exams
- We are planning to resume training
classes, to help you get your first amateur radio license or
upgrade. All training will be held at BARC's Meeting and Training
Facility 12360 Owings Mills Blvd. Reisterstown, MD 21136. The book is
available from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) or we have the
books available. To register for a class please e-mail the club at
The Club E-Mail.
Here is the schedule of classes: <TBA>
- Also check out these other education opportunities in the Maryland/DC area: http://www.arrl-mdc.net/Classes.htm . In particular, the Montgomery College Chapter of the IEEE and Montgomery Amateur Radio Club; CARA, the Columbia Amateur Radio Association; Antietam Radio Association; and the Anne Arundel Radio Club each have classes beginning in March, 2014.
Amateur Radio License Examinations
The BARC VE Team Leader maintains a web site with lots of good information, including exam performance statistics for the last several
years. See it at VE Team website
All examinations are conducted in accordance with the FCC rules.
Walkins are accepted if space permits. NO ONE
Admitted after testing begins.
Amateur Radio Club
AERO Radio Club
ARCNEM, Amateur Radio
Club of the National Electronics Museum
||The BARC testing is
affiliated with the
The AERO testing is
affiliated with the
|The ARCNEM testing is affiliated with the
BARC Meeting and
12360 Owings Mills Blvd.
|Essex Branch Baltimore County Public Library
1110 Eastern Blvd.
Essex Md. 21221
|National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Rd, next to the Marriott Hotel in Linthicum, MD
$15.00 per session
||Registration opening time is 1:30 PM,
exams begin at 2 PM.
|Usually the Tuesday after training class
ends, at 6 PM
Or phone Pat Stone 410-687-7209
Testing at BARC
(*) Date or day subject to change due to local scheduling conflicts
||April 5 GBHC Hamboree-Timonium|
Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated.
Be sure to bring:
- your 2 proofs of identification to the test.
- Any certificates of successful completion you may have
- Your original copy of current ham license if you have one
Bringing photocopies of ID, any CSCE's you may have and any existing
ham radio licenses will speed the process.
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