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LARC Basic Ham Course 2019

Information on the 2019 Basic Ham License course presented by the London Amateur Radio Club can be found on this page. The information on the 2018 course is below, and contains some useful reference information.

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.

basic-2018.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/23 21:56 by admin