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LARC Basic Ham Course 2018

This page is updated to reflect the latest information on the ham license course - Doug Elliott, LARC Education Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact me at .

The Schedule & Downloadable Presentations

Date Chapter Topic Location Instructor PowerPoint Handout
Sep 8 1 Introduction and Overview
(Held at Byron fire hall)
Byron Fire HallDoug Elliottnonenone
Sep 15 2 Current, Voltage, Resistance (All
other sessions at Beacock Library)
Beacock Library -BMike Cookdownload
12.7 MB
1.5 MB
3 Ohms Law, Power Mike Cookpart of the
above file
part of the
above file
Sep 22 4 Inductors, Capacitance, transformers,
reactance, impedance, resonance
Beacock Library -AMike Cookdownload
62 MB
1.4 MB
Sep 29 5 Waves, wavelength, frequency
and bands
Beacock Library -AMike Cookdownload
36 MB
2.9 MB
6 Propagation Mike Cookpart of the
above file
part of the
above file
Oct 6 No Class - Thanksgiving WeekendNo Class
Oct 13 7 Transmission LinesBeacock Library -BMitch Powelldownload
1.1 MB
8 Antennas Mitch Powelldownload
Oct 20 9 active devices, diodes, transistors
and tubes
Beacock Library -AMark Bramwelldownload
Oct 27 10 Power SuppliesBeacock Library -BMark Bramwelldownload
11 Establishing and equipping
an amateur station
Doug Elliottdownload
Nov 3 12 Routine Operation of an
amateur station
Beacock Library -BJim
. Spicer
. Lambert
. Pillon
1.1 MB
not yet
. available
not yet
. available
not yet
. available
Nov 10 13 Modulation and TransmittersBeacock Library -BDave McCarterdownload ODP 30MBdownload
Nov 17 14 ReceiversBeacock Library -ADave McCarterdownload ODP 20MBdownload
Nov 24 16 SafetyBeacock Library -AMike Wattsdownload ODB 575KBdownload
17 Regulations Mike Wattspart of the
above file
part of the
above file
Dec 1 15 Radio Frequency InterferenceBeacock Library -BMike Wattsdownloaddownload
Dec 8 Exam 100 Multiple Choice QuestionsBeacock Library -AMike Watts

The Exam Question Bank With Answers

You can download the question bank, with the correct answers indicated, from this web page

Information about the exam

-it's on Saturday Dec 8, starting at 9:00 in the large room at the Beacock Library
-it's a 100 question, multiple choice test, with 4 choices for each question
-It's a closed book exam, and you can NOT bring your study guide, or any notes, or any formula sheets
-you can, and should, bring:

-2 sharp pencils and an eraser
-some blank paper for calculations, and to write formulas on
-a simple calculator that has square root, but not one that can store formulas
-your choice of Ham call signs, for your license application. Check availability here:

-suggest you write down formulas on your blank paper as soon as you start the exam
-there's no time limit, so take your time and relax
-don't spend a lot of time on any one question - go on to the other questions and come back to the dificult ones

Stay tuned for more details, and feel free to contact the Education Coordinator with any questions not answered below:

Doug Elliott VA3DAE
cell: (519) 630-8925

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What if I have to miss a session? Most students miss one or two sessions for various reasons. This isn't usually a problem, as long as you:

  • read the assigned chapters in the study guide carfefully
  • review the PowerPoint presentation, and any handouts that are provided
  • do the online review tests on the chapter(s) you missed
  • bring up any problem areas with the instructors, who are glad to help.

Will the fee still be $100, same as last year? Yes it will. LARC will absorb the additional costs associated with adding 2 more sessions to the course.

Will the same Study Guide be used? Yes, we will still be using the 9th edition of the study guide, which looks like this:

What if I already have the Study Guide? The course fee includes $50 for the Study guide we provide, which is essentially our cost. If you already have the Study Guide, we will reduce the fee by $50.

Is there a yearly renewal fee once I get my ham license? No, your license is yours for life, with no additional fees. However, we'd love to have you join the London Amateur Radio Club, which does have a low yearly membership fee. The first year is free as part of the course.

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