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 ==== The Course Schedule ==== ==== The Course Schedule ====
  
-The course will be presented on Saturday mornings from September 11 to December 11, excluding the Thanksgiving Weekend (no class October 9). Each session runs from 9 AM to approximately noon, with a couple of breaks. You will be able to connect to the meeting 20 minutes before it starts, and you are encouraged to arrive early, especially if you aren't familiar with Zoom. We will also have a Zoom practice meeting a few days before September 12, so you can try out Zoom if you haven't used it much, and get the hang of it before classes start. An invitation to this session will be emailed to registered students around September 9. (Another good reason to register early!)+The course will be presented on Saturday mornings from September 11 to December 11, excluding the Thanksgiving Weekend (no class October 9). Each session runs from 9 AM to approximately noon, with a couple of breaks. You will be able to connect to the meeting 20 minutes before it starts, and you are encouraged to arrive early, especially if you aren't familiar with Zoom. We will also have a Zoom practice meeting a few days before September 11, so you can try out Zoom if you haven't used it much, and get the hang of it before classes start. An invitation to this session will be emailed to registered students around September 9. (Another good reason to register early!)
  
-The first session on September 12 is an introduction and overview of Ham radio and will be informal, like all of our sessions. Nothing in this first session will be on the exam, and we'll try to answer all your questions and explain what ham radio's all about, as well as the structure of the course.+The first session on September 11 is an introduction and overview of Ham radio and will be informal, like all of our sessions. Nothing in this first session will be on the exam, and we'll try to answer all your questions and explain what ham radio's all about, as well as the structure of the course.
  
 The full schedule of topics covered in each session is at the end of this document. The full schedule of topics covered in each session is at the end of this document.
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 ==== The Examination Process ==== ==== The Examination Process ====
  
-The last session on December 11 will NOT be a Zoom session, but will be held in person at the 427 Wing where the club's radio station is located. All COVID-19 recommended procedures will be followed, and we will not do anything to risk anyone's health. The exam is administered by senior members of our club who are volunteer examiners accredited by the Canadian government. They're also instructors for the course.+The last session on December 11 will NOT be a Zoom session, but is currently planned to be held in person at the 427 Wing where the club's radio station is located. All COVID-19 recommended procedures will be followed, and we will not do anything to risk anyone's health. The exam is administered by senior members of our club who are volunteer examiners accredited by the Canadian government. They're also instructors for the course. 
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 +If you don't live close enough to London to drive in for the final exam, you'll need to find an accredited volunteer examiner in your area. You can find the nearest one by doing a search on this government website: 
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 +[[https://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/query_examiner_amat$.startup|https://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/query_examiner_amat$.startup]]
  
 The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions, each with 4 possible answers, and there is no practical time limit. The pass mark is 70% but you really want to get 80%, which gets you the privileges to do international radio communications. There are websites that let you do practice exams for each chapter in the study guide, and full practices exams as well. We will assist you with the paperwork required to submit the exam results and get your ham license and personal call sign from the government. This is usually complete within a week of writing the exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions, each with 4 possible answers, and there is no practical time limit. The pass mark is 70% but you really want to get 80%, which gets you the privileges to do international radio communications. There are websites that let you do practice exams for each chapter in the study guide, and full practices exams as well. We will assist you with the paperwork required to submit the exam results and get your ham license and personal call sign from the government. This is usually complete within a week of writing the exam.
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   - Send an email to canoe.eh@gmail.com confirming that you will be attending the course. This ensures you're on our email list, and acts as a double check in case anything goes wrong with the online registration process. \\ .   - Send an email to canoe.eh@gmail.com confirming that you will be attending the course. This ensures you're on our email list, and acts as a double check in case anything goes wrong with the online registration process. \\ .
   - Fill out the registration form at the following website: \\ [[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-UmlNSx3nYoeOxXhwbFV1cj7nn4mX2XlMSWSd-RgMCQ|https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-UmlNSx3nYoeOxXhwbFV1cj7nn4mX2XlMSWSd-RgMCQ]] \\  We will keep the information you provide confidential, and will not publish your contact information on any website. \\  .   - Fill out the registration form at the following website: \\ [[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-UmlNSx3nYoeOxXhwbFV1cj7nn4mX2XlMSWSd-RgMCQ|https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-UmlNSx3nYoeOxXhwbFV1cj7nn4mX2XlMSWSd-RgMCQ]] \\  We will keep the information you provide confidential, and will not publish your contact information on any website. \\  .
-  - Submit your course fees. The cost for the course is $75and the best way to pay is to do an online E-transfer to: **treasurer@LARC.ca**  .This is the quickest and most efficient method, and avoids having our Treasurer stand in a long line at the bank. In the E-transfer comments section, please include your full name and the words "course fee". The next best way is to snail mail a cheque made out to "The London Amateur Radio Club" to: \\  \\ London Amateur Radio Club Inc. \\ 2155B Crumlin Road North \\ London, Ontario, \\ Canada, N5V 3Z9| \\  \\ If you're registering by cheque after September 7, or wish to pay by cash, please contact the Education Coordinator (contact details at top of this file) and I will arrange to meet you to pick up your payment. \\  \\ Once we receive your payment, you are officially registered, and will receive invitations to the Zoom meetings via email. +  - Submit your course fees. The cost for the course is $125which is reduced to $75 if you already have a copy of the official study guide. The best way to pay is to do an online E-transfer to: **treasurer@LARC.ca**  .This is the quickest and most efficient method, and avoids having our Treasurer stand in a long line at the bank. In the E-transfer comments section, please include your full name and the words "course fee". The next best way is to snail mail a cheque made out to "The London Amateur Radio Club" to: \\  \\ London Amateur Radio Club Inc. \\ 2155B Crumlin Road North \\ London, Ontario, \\ Canada, N5V 3Z9| \\  \\ If you're registering by cheque after September 7, or wish to pay by cash, please contact the Education Coordinator (contact details at top of this file) and I will arrange to meet you to pick up your payment. \\  \\ Once we receive your payment, you are officially registered, and will receive invitations to the Zoom meetings via email. \\ 
-  - You will need to get a copy of the official Coax Publications study guide, if you don't already have one. We have these guides in inventory and can provide them for $50, which includes delivery in the London area. The procedure is similar to registration: you eTransfer $50 to **treasurer@LARC.ca**  , and when our Treasurer notifies me that the funds have arrived, I contact you to arrange delivery. +  - You will need to get a copy of the official Coax Publications study guide, if you don't already have one. We have these guides in inventory and can provide them for $50, which includes delivery in the London area. If you pay $125 for the course registration, the study guide is included in that. If you wish to purchase just a study guide, the procedure is similar to registration: you eTransfer $50 to **treasurer@LARC.ca**  , and when our Treasurer notifies me that the funds have arrived, I contact you to arrange delivery. \\ 
-  - You'll receive more emails from me, as the time of the course gts closer.+  - You'll receive more emails from me, as the time of the course gets closer. \\
  
 ==== Detailed Schedule ==== ==== Detailed Schedule ====
  
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 If you have any questions about the course, or any other topic related to Ham radio education, please contact our Education Coordinator: If you have any questions about the course, or any other topic related to Ham radio education, please contact our Education Coordinator:
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