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2010 Year-End Summary

Review of Changes and Updates to Core Classes

Course Description and Materials


Overview: This class will cover core course materials that have been updated, newly released, or not previously discussed, in the previous 12 months.
Intended Audience: Any new or experienced hams or MACs that took any of the core courses presented in 2009 - 2010 timeframe.

Valid Technician class or higher Amateur Radio license

Course:  Any of the core classes as defined in the MAC Program Standard Handbook

Length: 3 hours
Students should bring:
  • Copy of course materials (see below)
  • Pen/pencil and pad of paper
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the County arrival and departure process
  • Understand and explain proper message handling techniques
  • Explain the changes to the County Frequency Plan
  • Understand and implement the changes to SCCo packet operations
  • Understand the new packet infrastructure
  • Identify the changes to Outpost & PacFORMS
  • Explain message tracking rationale and proper message passing techniques
Topics Covered:

The course agenda includes:

  • Review Field Ops - Activation, process, forms, and arrival and departure process
  • Message Handling
  • Logging
  • Packet - Web pages, network structure, network features, client software features, weekly packet check-in process
  • MAC Program - Typical Assignments, entrance requirements, tracking and completing the process, earning a qualification, tracking your status, new assignment process, and more
Scheduling Info:
Class Materials:

Revised:  07-Dec-2010

Additional Materials to bring:


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