We held our final license class of the semester, the Spring 2018 Extra Class, on April 27-29. The first 2 days were held at AB1OC and AB1QB’s QTH. This allowed us to do many demos to re-enforce the materials in the class and help the students to figure out what they want to do with their new privileges.
HAB 3 Update: We have been working with four schools this winter and spring in preparation for the HAB 3 launch in the next few weeks. The schools are:
Hudson Memorial School, Hudson, NH
World Academy, Nashua, NH
Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH
Merrimack High School, Merrimack, NH
Hudson Memorial School and World Academy are new to the HAB program – we have been giving weekly sessions to the students on the science behind the HAB. This year, we added a new topic to the curriculum, Space Communications which has proved to be popular.
We have hosted kit builds with both schools to build the Pixie 40 m QRP kit. There was great interest from both schools in the kit build and all kits were built successfully.
The 2nd part of the activity is a CW competition. Teams of 2 students compete in a competition at each school. They use their Pixie kits with Keys connected to send a message to their teammate. The team that copies the CW most accurately in the least time wins the prize, which is an Oscilloscope kit and another Pixie kit. We have held the competition with the students from Merrimack High School and it was a great success and all students, teachers and NARS members who elmered them had a great time!
We also helped 3 students from Merrimack and Bishop Guertin High Schools to earn their Tech Licenses during our Spring Tech License Class.
HAB 3 Launch Plans
The HAB 3 Launch will happen on a Saturday or Sunday over the next few weeks. We are watching the jet stream and launch predictions and will schedule it on a day where the conditions look good. Stay tuned to the website for more info when the date is scheduled.
We will be offering a 3 day Extra License Training Class. Please contact Anita Kemmerer,AB1QB to register. As we do at all of our license classes, we will also offer a License Exam session on Sunday evening after the class. The License Exam session will be open to the public and we will offer all levels of License Exams.
The Nashua Area Radio Society will hold our final license class of the Spring 2018 season, the Amateur Extra License class, on Friday – Sunday, April 27-29.
The Extra Class License is an upgrade from General Class. Extra class will give you access to more frequencies on the HF bands, especially where those rare DX like to operate from.
Day 1 of the class will be held at AB1OC/AB1QB’s QTH. We will have lots of demos to help reinforce the material including test equipment, antennas and operating. Days 2 and 3 will be held at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
To prepare for the class, you need to read the Gordon West Extra Class book, which can be found on Amazon.com. When you register, we will send you a pre-work assignment based on the materials in the book.