Presentation on theme: "LL-100: Introduction to Ham (Amateur) Radio Michael G. Judd & Peggy Judd KE7QJA KF7BDN KE7QJA KF7BDN Instructor Administrator Instructor Administrator."— Presentation transcript:
LL-100: Introduction to Ham (Amateur) Radio Michael G. Judd & Peggy Judd KE7QJA KF7BDN KE7QJA KF7BDN Instructor Administrator Instructor Administrator Course Overview
About the Course Your Instructors 1- Provide a basic technical understanding of HAM radio sufficient to full fill the Boy Scout “Radio Merit Badge” requirement. 2- Provide learning activities that meet the requirements of the “Radio Merit Badge”.
Source of Information The source of information for this course is the “Radio Merit Badge” booklet ISBN:978-0-8395-3361-0, Copyright: 2001 Boy Scouts of America, 2007 2 nd printing
Terminal Learning Objectives Understand the difference between broadcast and hobby radio. Describe the difference between 2-way radio and broadcast radio. Understand broadcast and amateur call signs. Repeat the phonetic alphabet Describe how radio waves travel. Define the purpose of WWV and WWVH. Draw and label the electromagnetic spectrum. Identify MF, HF, VHF, UHF, and microwaves on EM spectrum. Identify 8 radio services on the EM spectrum. Explain how radio waves carry information. Explain at least 3 safety precautions related to radio gear. Understand the difference between block and schematic diagrams. Be able to draw a block diagram of a HAM radio station. Understand the differences between open, closed and short circuits. Recognize 5 Q signals or HAM radio terms. Optional: Learn how to listen to shortwave stations.
Assignment #1 Borrow, purchase, or check-out a copy of the Boy Scout Merit Badge booklet 33361A, Radio, ISBN 978-0-8395-3361-0, Copyright 2001 Boy Scouts of America, 2 nd edition 2007 (Required for those desiring the Merit Badge) Skim through the booklet. Refer back to the booklet as necessary. Course materials will cover all of the learning objectives presented on the preceding page. Prepare a short E-mail and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Assignment #email@example.com In the body of the E-mail answer the following Questions: Complete Name- Troop # (if applicable otherwise write NA) Street Address- City- State- Country- Purpose of taking this course-