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From Bob Janka, KM6BMX
SWSKYWARN - Training session in Valley Center Library at 2 pm Sat 25 March 2017
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FCC TECHNICIAN LICENSE PREPARATION CLASS
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Carlsbad CERT AUXCOMM team is planning to conduct a 5-week class to prepare people to take the FCC exam for the entry-level Technician License. The class is FREE but there is a ($10) fee for the exam.
This class is open to all interested parties not just CERT team members.
DATES: Thursdays, April 20- May 18 (5-week class/testing on last night)
TIMES: 6-10 pm
LOCATION: Carlsbad Safety Center 5750 Orion St., Carlsbad
About the FCC Technician Exam:
The entry-level FCC license is the Technician license. Here’s some info about the Tech exam itself:
The Technician Exam has 35 questions taken from a fixed question pool of about 400 possible questions.
The questions are grouped into Elements and Sub-Elements, and an exam is created by randomly choosing one question from each of the 35 Sub-Elements.
You must answer 26 of the 35 (71% or better) correctly for a passing score.
All questions are multiple-choice (A, B, C, or D).
The questions on the test are taken from the official Question Pool that can be found at http://ncvec.org/
The question wording may not be altered in preparing an exam, except for rearranging the answers between A), B), C), and D) presented in the Question Pool.
About the class
The FCC Technician Class is designed to cover all of the exam questions and correct answers along with explanations and discussion to help understand the exam material. In other words, you will see all of the questions along with the correct answers before you take the exam.
Students will need to spend time outside of class studying on their own and using practice tests on the internet to be ready to take the exam.
At the final class session, all students will have an opportunity to take the FCC Exam and learn if they have passed the exam to earn the license.
How to enroll in the class
Contact Ted Spriggs-N2ERT at 714-394-0094 to have your name put on the class list
You will be sent an email with further instructions about the license, the class and study materials.
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John, WB6IQS reports the following:
The 6 meter repeater was down for several weeks. When I was collecting the test equipment and getting ready to go up the hill again it decided to start working.
The "technician detector" in the radio is definitely was working OK. The technician detector is a design feature where any intermittent problem will never show itself when a technician is present and looking for the problem.
Even though it was working again, I soldered the interface board into place at about 10 points.
However, now it is receiving and transmitting but not repeating. I bundled up the "&*@#@!$$ thing" and have it back at my QTH.
I have some newer Midland LMR 6 meter radios that I bought on E-Bay for a good price. They are a much more modern SMT design and there is a lot of information available about turning them into repeaters,.
Depending on what I find wrong with the old GE Mastr II I may just scrap the thing and replace the radio receiver and transmitter parts with the Midland 6 meter radios.
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