Get Started - Advanced Study Group

Updated: October 14, 2018

As discussed at recent club meetings we are forming a study group to make it easier for club members to prepare to write the Advanced Qualification test. We will be meeting on Monday nights over the next few months, as per the schedule below which is subject to change.

If you previously expressed interest you will receive update emails if we make any changes to the schedule. If you are not receiving these emails or you would like to join the study group please email admin@barriearc.com with your preferred email address.

Resources
We will be using the textbook "Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide". Order your copy from www.coaxpublications.ca. Copies are also often available at RadioWorld.

Industry Canada Advanced Qualifiction Question Bank
apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/datafiles/amateur_advanced_questions_en.PDF

The Algoma Amateur Radio Club recently posted recordings of a class they ran in early 2017. This is a great example of a nearby club helping other hams out. We will update the schedule below with the corresponding videos, but they may not line up exactly with our planned timeline.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBlwYsIUeFQ&list=PLZkB4YC4qaxtjPiYMaW6moz_8QOr5bTYX

If you find any other good study resources, let us know at one of the study group sessions and we will add it here.

Schedule

September 20
Chapter 1: The Basics
Video: Algoma ARC Feb. 7 video
Location: Barrie Enroute (Northbound lanes just past Mapleview Drive Exit or via rear parking lot at 201 Fairview Rd.)
Time: 7 p.m.

October 15
Chapter 2: Semi-Conductors
Video: Algoma ARC Feb. 16 video
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

October 22
Chapter 3: Power Supplies
Video: Algoma ARC Feb. 23 video
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

October 29
Chapter 4: Amplifiers
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

November 5
Chapter 5: Basic Digital Techniques
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

November 12
Chapter 6: Digital Transmission Techniques
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

November 19
Chapter 7: Oscillators
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

November 26
Chapter 8: Receivers
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

December 3
Chapter 9: Transmitters
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

December 10
Chapter 10: Digital Implementations
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

December 17
Chapter 11: Test Equipment
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

-- Holiday Break --

January 7
Chapter 12: Repeaters, Networks and Remote Stations
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

January 14
Chapter 13: Digital Signal Processing
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

January 21
Chapter 14: Transmission Lines
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

January 28
No meeting

February 4
Chapter 15: Antennas
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.

February 11
Test Date
Location: St. Joseph's High School (243 Cundles Rd. E.)
Time: 7 p.m.