Talk:Ham Radio/Foundation Course Autumn 2011
Hi, I am Chris Driver - G6CMD - and I will be your course tutor!
Tutors thread - for discussion over arranging the course, exams and marking (no, we will not post the answers here first!) Tutors - Wants: I need someone who can send and receive morse (not transmitted - just sent with a morse keyer and a tone generator). I also need someone who can act as a decoy - HF and VHF/UHF to be the 'other half' in a QSO. Exam - penciled in for first weekend in October. I need someone to be the 'chief invigilator'. It cannot be me as I am the 'Tutor'. I can invigilate. The Chief Invigilator will receive the exam papers and takes responsibility for the exam. They do not need to be a qualified tutor nor do they need to be a radio amateur or examiner.
Students thread - for prep and organising tutorials and exams Students - I recommend you get a copy of 'Foundation Now' and 'Exam Secrets' from the RSGB. I also recommend you get yourself signed up on one of the amateur radio exam testing web sites. Also, take a look at the syllabus - http://www.commsfoundation.org/rce/pdf/foundationsyllabus_july_2011.pdf
Times fixed 13:00 - thanks Alex!
This is Foundation licence on a double mocha - I know you are all intelligent people, so I do not intend to dwell on the basic technical stuff at this level. We would normally budget 12-15 hours of contact time, but you are getting just 8! There will be homework, tears before bed time, but results at the end :)
11th September - all those who are entering the exam should have an e-mail from me. Let me know if not!