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Message Passing

Course Description and Materials


Overview: This class will will review message passing skills and work up through tips and techniques for accurate and clear communications. It includes numerous exercises for practicing learned skills and techniques.
Intended Audience: Hams to want to learn or improve their message passing skills.

Valid Technician class or higher Amateur Radio license

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:

  • Accurately and effectively pass message traffic
Topics Covered:

The course agenda includes:

  • Review of basic concepts
  • Message passing fundamentals
    • Phonetics
    • Rules of thumb
    • Prowords
  • Message types
    • Formal
    • Agency specific
    • Informal
    • Unfamiliar forms
  • Problem solving
  • Exercises, exercises, exercises ...
Scheduling Info:
Course Materials:

Classroom presentation (Revised 14-Nov-2018):

Print out and bring the following to class:

Additional reference material to read (you don't need to print out and bring with you):

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This page was last updated on 14-Nov-2018