Hillside Amateur Radio Classes

Hillside Church will be hosting the next in the series of weekly amateur radio classes beginning January 10th, 2019.  Depending on the course taken, students will be taught the major elements of either the Amateur Radio Level 1 Technician, Level 2 General and subsequent to these courses, the Level 3 Extra exam question pool based on the course level specific ARRL License Manual and overall FCC U.S. Amateur Part 97 Rules & Regulations.  Class time will also be dedicated to the demonstration of radio technology and real world applied uses.    

Successful completion of each course and a thorough reading of recommended readings should substantially prepare students to take tests to be administered by Certified Volunteer Examiners.    Students interested in participating in these classes should complete the registration form and select the appropriate course(s) as shown below.

All Radio Classes are open to the public and are a part of Hillside’s general initiatives to prepare members and non-members to be able to provide emergency communications to their local community during times of need.

Course Selections:  (Choose Course(s) Below)

__ Level 1-FCC Element 2 Technician Class (7 Weeks)
     Course Dates:  Jan. 10 – Feb. 21, 2019
     Days/Times:  Every Thursday 6:30-8:30 P.M.
     Location:  Hillside Church, 545 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
     Prerequisites:  None
     Fee:  $0.00
     Recommended Materials:  ARRL Ham Radio License Man. 4th Edition (ISBN 978-1-62595-087-1)
     (available at:  www.ARRL.org, www.hamradio.com, etc.)

__ Level 2-FCC Element 3 General Class (7 Weeks)
      Course Dates:  Feb. 28– Apr. 11, 2019
      Days/Times:  Every Thursday 6:30-8:30 P.M.
      Location:  Hillside Church, 545 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
      Prerequisites:  None, Level 1 License Recommended
      Fee:  $0.00
      Recommended Materials:  ARRL General Class License Man. 8th Edition (ISBN 978-1-62595-030-7)
      (available at:  www.ARRL.org, www.hamradio.com, etc.)
 
__ Level 3-FCC Element 4 Extra Class (10 Weeks)
      Course Dates:  TBD
      Days:  TBD
      Location:  Hillside Church, 545 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
      Prerequisites:  None, Level 1 & 2 License Recommended
      Fee:  $0.00
      Recommended Materials:  ARRL Extra Class License Man. 11th Edition (ISBN 978-1-62595-045-1)
      (available at:  www.ARRL.org, www.hamradio.com, etc.)

 

Hillside Amateur Radio Class Instructors

Marcel Marc KK6IHV (Extra License): 

Advanced degree in Physics from I’Universite de Paris 7.  40 years’ experience in telecommunications, RF and microwave engineering, working in both academic and industrial settings.   Amateur radio license teacher, and Certified Volunteer Examiner.

Class(es) Taught:  Technician, General, Extra   

Dwain Fairweather KK6BSW (Extra License): 

BS Mathematics University of Illinois.  Mathematics, Logic, Engineering and Amateur Radio Teacher at VCS.   Amateur radio license teacher, and Certified Volunteer Examiner.

Class(es) Taught:  Technician, General, Extra  

Markus Muetschard KM6ABG (General License): 

Served in Telecommunications branch of Swiss Army, using HF TTY, VHF/UHF Systems.  Former IBM Engineer.   Current, contract development of very high traffic eCommerce Web Sites.  Extensive experience in the design of digital hardware and software systems.   Amateur radio license teacher.

Class(es) Taught:  Technician  

Mike Sodergren KK6TKB (General License): 

Masters Degree in Business Administration.  Worked as Marketing Director for Local Area Networks Division of National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments).  Applied experience in wired and wireless TCP/IP networking technology and systems with StreamLine Communications Corp.   Emergency Response Planning leader.  Amateur radio license teacher.

Class(es) Taught:  Technician 

 

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HillsideAmateurRadio@gmail.com

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