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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.

Note:  The above prerequisites are not strictly enforced. But in order to get the most out of this course, you should have previously attended the above courses. If you have not yet attended one or more of the prerequisites, you should carefully review the course materials for the missed prerequisites prior to attending this course. Then, be sure to attend any missed prerequisites at your earliest opportunity.

Length: 3 hours
Pre-Class Homework:

Students are expected to perform the following pre-class homework:

Students should bring:
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 02-May-2019):

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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