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RaRa Academy

Hands-On Learning

Academy learning sessions help support STEM and ham radio at the same time by providing hands on examples for various topics.

RaRa Academy provides workshops on a variety of Ham Radio topics and interests. Workshops have included Digital communications, IRLP, Echo LInk, WinLink, Fox Hunting, build a 20m and 15m fan di-pole, 2 meter tape measure yagi, just to mention a few.

For more information contact our education coordinator at education@rochesterham.org.

Sessions are two hours, generally on a Saturday each month at a location described below.

 

Upcoming Academies 

January 2019 — Raspberry Pi — January 19th

The January session will cover the Raspberry Pi with a focus on:

• What is it? Computer? Development system? Micro controller

• LINUX, what is it?

• Overview of Setup

• Pi in the Ham Shack

Time and Location: 10AM at the BSA 2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd — map

Past Academies

Power Supplies and Battery Technologies (11/17/2018)

    

    

Slide Presentations and Notes (in PDF):

–  Power Supplies

–  Care a Feeding of Batteries

–  Low Power Applications and Batteries

Thanks to Scott Theis, W2LW and Tim Brown, WB2PAY, Tim Guyout, KB1POP, Todd Spath N2TMS and Ralph Dutcher, KD2BDZ, for their Academy presentations

Getting on the Air With HF — Scott Theis, W2LW, Tim Brown WB2PAY — Slides (10/20/2018)

     

Thanks to Scott Theis, W2LW and Tim Brown, WB2PAY, for the Academy presentation
Slides available as PDF by clicking here

DMR and D-STAR Workshop — Mike Moore, KC2MN, Steve Verzulli, KA1CNF (09/08/2018)
                                                                 Video: Part 1 DMR, Part 2 D-STAR and Fusion

Slide Presentations and Notes (in PDF):

–  DMR

–  D-STAR

–  Fusion

–  D-star, DMR, Fusion, Which is Right for You?

Thanks to Mike Moore, KC2MN, Steve Verzulli, KA1CNF, for the Academy Presentation

Soldering and DIY Best Practices — Scott Theis, W2LW — Slides (06/16/2018)

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Thanks to Scott Theis, W2LW and Tim Brown, WB2PAY, for the Academy presentation
Slides available as PDF by clicking here.

Antenna Build(05/05/2018)

Software Defined Radio — Forest Shick, WA2MZG — Video, Slides and Resources (03/10/2018)

  

  

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Getting Started with Arduino — Scott Theis, W2LW — Slides (02/03/2018)

 

Have Ideas?

We would like to hear from you! We have lots of ideas for sessions but would like to focus on what members are most interested. Contact our education coordinator at education@rochesterham.org with suggestions. Here are some ideas we are working on:

–  Antenna Analyzers

–  Component Fundamentals -- Precision, Types, Capacitors, etc.

–  Fighting Noise -- A Discussion of Noise Filtering and Techniques (2 Shack Noise)

–  Fighting Noise -- A Discussion of Noise Filtering and Techniques (Mobile)

–  Getting Started with CW

–  Getting Started with FT-8

–  Getting Started with JT65

–  Getting Started with PSK31

–  Getting Started with WSPR

–  HF Band Review and Propagation

–  HF Noise Filtering

–  Noise Filtering and Techniques and Common Rig Controls

–  Limited Living Space Radio

–  Mesh Networks Using Routers

–  PIC Programming

–  RF Connectors (Good Bad, Ugly and Common)

–  Radio Techniques -- Improve/Practice Calling

–  Repeaters

–  Setting Up a Shack

–  Shack Software Options (HRD, Chirp,....)

–  Test Equipment Basics and Safety

–  Understanding Antenna Options

–  Understanding RF Exposure

–  Understanding Radio-Computer Interfaces

–  Using Beacons and Reverse Beacons

–  VHF Modes

Last revised: 01/15/19 08:12 PM


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