Outreach updates ((Tech))

1800 EST 11-2-2015

THE SOUTHCARS OUTREACH AMATEUR EXTRA COURSE WILL BE STARTING ON JULY 10, 2016 AT 7 PM EST. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A NEW QUESTION POOL ISSUED AND EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016,

1115 EDT 8-25-2014

THE SOUTHCARS OUTREACH TECHNICIAN CLASS COMPLETED ITS FOUR WEEK CLASS ON TUESDAY AUGUST 12TH. THE NEXT SCHEDULE CLASS WILL BE FOR THE GENERAL CLASS AND WILL START ON JULY 5TH 2015. PLEASE NOTE THE GENERAL CLASS QUESTION POOL WILL BE CHANGING EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST 2015.

1720 EDT 6-22-2014

Mike (CDQ), Kathy (SUN), Paul (FTD) and myself (6V) have been ramping up the preparation for this 2014 Tech class.

At this juncture all new material is posted to the website. This includes the new question pool, new study guide, and new flyer. It appears that this year there will be 426 questions in the pool, and at this point each of the eight classes has been assigned their questions for each specific class day. Please see below.

The Technician class will start on Sunday July 20th at 7 PM EDT and will conclude on Tuesday August the 12th consisting with two classes a week for four weeks on Sunday and Tuesday during this period. Entrance for non-hams will be via Skype and cross linked to our EchoLink server *SCARS*. Further information may be found by contacting us at voip@voipnet.southcars.com.

I have taken it upon myself to use last year’s instructor teams, and this is shown below also. Please review this information and see if it fits with your contribution. Please RSVP so we know who will be on first and who is going to second.

Gordon/ky6v

SCARS TECHNICIAN CLASSES 2014

20-JUL SUNDAY, T1 GROUP A THRU F. (INSTRUCTORS VE3MEW & WQ1i)

22-JUL, TUESDAY, T2 & T3 ALL GROUPS. (INSTRUCTORS VE3MEW & WQ1i)

27-JUL, SUNDAY, T4 GROUP A & B. (INSTRUCTORS KY6V & K6SUN)

29-JUL, TUESDAY, T5 GROUP A THRU D. (INSTRUCTORS KY6V & K6SUN)

3-AUG, SUNDAY, T6 GROUP A THRU D. (INSTRUCTORS KD0CDQ & WE2Q)

5-AUG, TUESDAY, T7 GROUP A THRU D. (INSTRUCTORS KD0CDQ & WE2Q)

10-AUG, SUNDAY, T8 GROUP A THRU D. (INSTRUCTORS KY6V & K6SUN)

12-AUG, TUESDAY, T9 & T10 ALL GROUPS. (INSTRUCTORS KY6V & K6SUN)

WE ARE IN NEED OF HELP, NCS, HOSPITALITY, AND ADMINISTRATION TYPE PEOPLE NEEDED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE SEND US AN EMAIL AT VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM.

73’S
FROM YOUR SOUTHCARS SUPPORT TEAM.

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1030 EDT 8-29-2013

AS A RESULT OF A RECENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OUR SOUTHCARS OUTREACH CLASS PRESENTATION METHOD WILL BE CHANGING.

THE CLASSES FOR 2013 HAVE NOW ALL BEEN COMPLETED. THE CLASSES FOR 2014 AND BEYOND WILL BE SCHEDULED DIFFERENTLY.

BASED ON THE FACT THAT OUR VEC PROGRAM, BY DESIGN, ISSUES A REVISED QUESTION POOL FOR THE DIFFERENT LICENSE CLASS EVERY FOUR YEARS, AND FURTHER THAT WE HERE AT SOUTHCARS HAVE A WEALTH OF CLASS INFORMATION ARCHIVED ON OUR WEBSITE, WE HAVE ELECTED TO RUN ONLY THE CLASS WHERE THE QUESTION POOL IS BEING CHANGED FOR THE YEAR.

THE TECHNICIAN LICENSE WILL BE CHANGING FIRST AND EFFECTIVE JULY 1 2014, THE GENERAL CHANGES IN 2015, AND THE EXTRA IN 2016.

WE ARE ENCOURAGING VERY STRONGLY FOR YOU THAT ARE INTERESTED IN UPGRADING TO USE OUR INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEBSITE UNDER A SELF STUDY SCENARIO. WE FURTHER ENCOURAGE YOU TO FEEL FREE TO COMMUNICATE WITH US AT VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM AT ANYTIME YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE SUBJECT MATERIAL YOU ARE WORKING ON.

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1600 EDT 9-18-2012

The 2012 classes completed on August 14th. The upcoming class schedule for 2013 is shown below.

International Morse Code 1-27-13 to 2-19-13
Technician class 3-17-13 to 4-9-13
General class 5-19-13 to 6-16-13
Extra class 7-7-13 to 8-13-13.

Audio recordings may be found on this website for all past class sessions.

Update 0900 EDT 4-2-2012

Confirming the decision reached last night, we will be adding one additional class for final questions and answers on Wednesday April 11th. The class will be held in the same manner on both EchoLink and Skype and at the normal time.

After the conclusion of the class scheduled for Sunday April 8th, please prepare a list of those questions you feel you would like to have more discussion on, and submit those question numbers to VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM hopefully as early as possible on Monday the 9th.

Gordon/ky6v

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: For clarity this is the current study groups for the classes shown. Please review these questions before each scheduled class.

Sunday March 18th: T1AO1-T1E11 (COMPLETED 3-18-12)
Tuesday March 20th: T1F01-T3A11 (COMPLETED 3-20-12)
Sunday March 25th: T3B01-T5A11 (COMPLETED 3-25-12)
Tuesday March 27th: T5B01-T6B12 (COMPLETED 3-27-12)
Sunday April 1st: T6C01-T7C11 COMPLETED 4-1-12
Tuesday April 3rd: T7D01-T8D11 (55 QUESTIONS)
Sunday April 8th: T9A01-T0C11 (57 QUESTIONS)
Wednesday April 11th: Final Q&A (Student questions required)

INSTRUCTOR SCHEDULE:

3/18-20 KY6V & K6SUN
3/25-3-27 WE2Q & KD0CDQ
4/1-4/3 WQ1i & VE3MEW
4/8 KY6V & K6SUN
4/11 FULL STAFF

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Update 2000 EDT 3-30-2012

This 2012 Technician class has now completed its 4th class of 7, this means we are now 57% to the end of the tunnel.

It has been suggested and further looked upon favorably by the students to extend this course by possibly one additional session. The course is scheduled to complete on Sunday April the 8th, but the class participants are currently reviewing the thought of also having a session on Friday the 13th that would be simply a question and answer session regarding any concerns, or any necessary further discussion of the material covered.

As this discussion is finalized, the result will be posted on this page.

73's from your Southcars support team.

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1125 EST 2-23-2012

The Southcars Outreach International Morse Code Class was finished on Tuesday February the 21st. The next class for Morse Code is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.

This 2012 class was 25 enrollees strong, and fun was had by all. The KY6V CW ragchew node has been decommissioned, and will return at class time in 2013.

Our next class will be the Technician license class scheduled to start on Sunday March 18th, and then will be followed with General and Extra courses. Enrollment to any of these classes may be made via email to VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM. In this email please give us the course you wish to attend, your first name, call if you have one assigned, location, preferred email to be used, and a emergency contact telephone number. All courses and support material are entirely free.

Hope to see you there from your Southcars Support Team.

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1500 EST 1-7-2012

SOUTHCARS OUTREACH CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2012

INTERNATIONAL MORSE CODE: 1-29 TO 2-21
TECHNICIAN: 3-18 TO 4-8
GENERAL: 4-29 TO 5-27
EXTRA: 7-8 TO 8-14

(NOTE ALL CLASSES FALL ON A SUNDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 PM EST (0000 Z))

1800 EDT 6-10-2011

The Technician class for this year completed on Sunday June 5th. For those that may be interested recordings for this entire course are on this website under "SCARS Downloads".

1345 EDT 5-23-2011

The Southcars Outreach class program is moving along very nicely. We have just completed the third Technician class in the course, will have our fourth class tomorrow the 24th, and expect to complete this Technician course by June 5th. Recordings of each class session may found on this website under “SCARS Downloads” and scrolling down to the Technician section.

SOUTHCARS VOIP

OUTREACH CORNER

SOUTHCARS OUTREACH TECHNICIAN CLASS 2011

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS PARTICIPATION

May 5, 2011 Rev 0

1-Your class instructor needs to know your first name, general location, your email address of preference, and an emergency telephone contact number.

2-Classes will be held each Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 7 PM EDT (2300 Z). This class will start Sunday evening May 15th, and should complete by June 5th.

3-Free class material may be found at www.voip.southcars.com by selecting SCARS Downloads found on the left hand side of the home page, and then scrolling down to the Technician class area.

4-Communication for those who are not yet licensed amateurs will be done on a Skype hosted conference.

4A-If you do not currently have the Skype program on your computer, please download the free version at http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype

4B-It is IMPORTANT that the Southcars support staff knows your registered Skype name to set up the hosting conference. Please email this information to VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM along with the requested information found in paragraph one above.

4C-The Southcars control operator for Skype will connect to you automatically just prior to the start of each class. It is important that your computer is on, and your Skype program is up and running.

The Skype host computer will be that of Gordon's KY6V computer and will be operating under the Skype name of gordon7077. Should you be late in joining the class please connect your Skype system to gordon7077 and we will attempt to take your direct connect and cross it to the ongoing hosted conference.

4D-If you are already licensed, and or a 3rd party coming through a licensed station as a 3rd party, this station can either connect to the class by using the Skype procedure above, or connect on Echolink *SCARS* node 96140 or IRLP node 9614. In any case enrollment information found above is still required to be sent to VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM

5-The classes will be conducted by pre-assigning 60 questions for you to study and review prior to the next class. 20% of these questions will be handpicked by our support team for in-depth discussion. Before the evening class ends, we will be asking the class if there are any questions in this overall assignment that you would like to discuss.

6-Please review from the Q & A question bank T1A01 through T1F05 for the starting class on Sunday May 15th. Materials for the following classes are shown below.

Tuesday, May 17th T1F06 thru T3B10 (T2C02, 03 deleted)
Sunday, May 22nd T3B11 " T5C04
Tuesday, May 24th T5C05 thru T6D05
Sunday, May 29th T6D06 " T8A06
Tuesday, May 31st T8A07 " T9B11
Sunday, June 5th T9B12 thru T0C10

7-Please use our email address at VOIP@SOUTHCARS.com for any questions you may have that have not been covered above.

FROM: YOUR SOUTHCARS SUPPORT STAFF
VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM

4-27-2011

If interested in this upcoming course starting on May 15th, please drop us an email at VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM as soon as possible. Please include your name, location, and email address. Please also look at our breaking news on this website found on the opening home page for further information, and dated today 4-27-2011.

3-3-11

The Technician study course will again be running this year and will start on Sunday May 15, 2011. The material for course study is identical from last year and can be found posted under our "SCARS Download" section on this website. Further information will be made available as we get closer to the starting date for this class.

7-21-2010

THE OUTREACH TECHNICIAN CLASS COMPLETED ITS LAST LESSON SESSION AT 8 PM TUESDAY JULY 20, 2010.

REVIEW CLASSES WILL BE HELD FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL SUNDAYS AT 7 PM EDT (2300 Z)

THE SOUTHCARS SUPPORT TEAM IS CURRENTLY ASSEMBLING MATERIAL TO SUPPORT A GENERAL CLASS COURSE, AND WHEN MORE DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE THAT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE THAT GRADUATED FROM THE TECHNICIAN CLASS LAST EVENING.

1915 EDT 6-16-10

The Outreach course had its introductory orientation on last Sunday, and the first class supporting the Technician class license was held yesterday. The course is now in full swing and will be conducting classes twice a week on Tuesday and Sunday at 7 PM EDT (2300 Z) Visitors and guests are welcome at any time, and new registration is available for those who wish to join realizing the class is already in session.

Further information may be obtained by dropping us an email at: VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM

6-6-2010

OUTREACH TO START:

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR TECHNICIAN CLASS COURSE WILL OFFICIALLY START THIS COMING SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH.

ON SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH, AT 7 PM EDT (2300 Z) WE WILL BE GATHERING WITH THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE REGISTERED; AND AT THIS TIME, WE WILL BE CONDUCTING A GENERAL ORIENTATION TO BECOME ACQUAINTED AND DISCUSS HOW THIS COURSE WILL PROCEED.

IT IS THE AIM OF SOUTHCARS TO INTRODUCE TO YOU NEWCOMERS THE FASCINATING WORLD OF AMATEUR RADIO AND SUPPLY TO YOU THE RESOURCES AND KNOWLEDGE TO BECOME A LICENSED OPERATOR.

AFTER THE ORIENTATION ON SUNDAY, THE FIRST COURSE LECTURE WILL BE STARTING AT 7 PM (2300Z) ON TUESDAY THE 15TH, WITH A CONTINUING COURSE LECTURE OCCURRING ON SUNDAY JUNE 20TH. REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS SHOULD EXPECT TWO SESSIONS WEEKLY (TUESDAY AND SUNDAY) UNTIL CLASS COMPLETION.

IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE THAT HAVE ENROLLED TO PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR LESSON PLANS AND POOL QUESTIONS FROM THIS WEBSITE. THIS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY USING THE “SCARS DOWNLOADS” FOUND ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS WEBSITE. (WWW.VOIP.SOUTHCARS.COM)

UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LICENSED AMATEUR TO USE THEIR EQUIPMENT AS A 3RD PARTY, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE SKYPE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER. THIS COURSE WILL BE UTILIZING A COMBINED ACCESS OF BOTH SKYPE AND ECHOLINK, BOTH OF WHICH ARE FREE DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAMS.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND COMMUNICATED WITH US AT VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM, AND FURTHER HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION FROM ONE OF OUR STAFF.
SKYPE DOWNLOAD MAY BE FOUND AT: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/windows, AND ECHOLINK DOWNLOAD AND INFORMATION AT WWW.ECHOLINK.ORG.

YOUR SKYPE STARTING HOST WILL BE GORDON KY6V WHOSE SKYPE ADDRESS IS GORDON7077. THIS WILL BE A SKYPE CONFERENCE WHICH WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO HAVE REQUESTED BEING ADDED TO THE PROGRAM ADDRESS BOOK PRIOR TO THE ORIENTATION ON SUNDAY. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE FIRST MADE A REQUEST VIA VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM TO BE REGISTERED WILL BE ADDED TO THE HOSTING SYSTEM.

THOSE ENTERING INTO THE COURSE ON TUESDAY THE 15TH, AND WILL BE USING ECHOLINK AS YOUR ACCESS POINT, PLEASE CONNECT TO *SCARS* NODE 96140 OR ILRP NODE 9614.

THOSE OF US BEHIND THE SCENES ARE VERY EXCITED TO PRESENT THE WORLD OF AMATEUR RADIO TO YOU, AND WE PLAN TO MAKE THIS NOT ONLY INFORMATIONAL BUT ALSO FUN.

5-10-10 UPDATE:

We are pleased to announce that all class material is now posted on this site. Please refer to the “SCARS Download” category found on the left side, home page, of this site.

One will find all 15 lessons, a syllabus containing the entire question pool, and further a downloadable flyer that we are using for promotion.

We will be holding our doors open effective now until the end of this month for registration of those wishing to join the course. If you will simply drop us an email (VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM), give us your name, and location, we will respond to your email with further details. We are currently looking at early June for the start of these classes.

We also ask, where it is possible to do so, that you download the promotional flyer, and circulate or post it in your community for further distribution and awareness.

Please remember that this entire course may be accomplished from your home, and by simply using your computer for access.

4-30-10

The last 30 days or so have been very productive and rewarding. We now have 12 of the fifteen hour lessons for the Technician license course posted on our website. The remaining three are just about complete and will be posted most likely sometime this weekend.

The lessons are produced in Microsoft PowerPoint with embedded audio. Should you not have Microsoft Office on your computer, there is a free download called Power Point Viewer which can be used.

The class files may be found on the left side of the website, home page, and is called SCARS Downloads. This download section covers other material as well for the Southcars organization, but one will find the Outreach section clearly highlighted for your needs.

For your ease and convenience, we have duplicated the lesson files on this document.

Don’t have PowerPoint? Use Microsoft’s FREE PowerPoint Viewer (free download).

Why reach out? SouthCARS VoIP is a friendly organization of ham radio operators. Many members have only recently become hams, and we want to share our wonderful hobby with others, young and old alike. To that end, several projects are in the works to help non-hams, new hams, and veteran ham radio operators enjoy this wonderful hobby that brings us all together in a world-wide fraternity. SouthCARS VoIP will be offering training in several areas in the near future, so check back here for more!

Technician Class Amateur Radio

License Course: (Please go to the "SCARS Downloads for retrieval)

1. •Technician Class, Lesson 1
2. •Technician Class, Lesson 2
3. •Technician Class, Lesson 3
4. •Technician Class, Lesson 4
5. •Technician Class, Lesson 5
6. •Technician Class, Lesson 6
7. •Technician Class, Lesson 7
8. •Technician Class, Lesson 8
9. •Technician Class, Lesson 9
10. •Technician Class, Lesson 10
11. •Technician Class, Lesson 11
12. •Technician Class, Lesson 12

ARRL Resources

•ARRL website

1. •We Do That! - sponsored by ARRL, the American Radio Relay League: all about Amateur (Ham) Radio

Questions? Comments? Contact our outreach coordinator via e-mail.

YOUR SOUTHCARS SUPPORT TEAM IS GETTING READY TO ROCK AND ROLL, ARE YOU?

STATUS UPDATE 3-22-10

The Southcars Outreach Program is gaining momentum. Again this is a Southcars movement to encourage people of all ages to become interested in our amateur radio hobby, and assist where we can to see this interest finalize itself to the point of obtaining radio licenses.

Although yet in our early stage of preparation, we have some basic plans under consideration that we would like to share with you.

1-We have developed an information flyer which will be sent to our entire membership. This will be asking each member to please circulate within their community, and further direct interested people in our direction. This flyer and request is scheduled to be sent this week.

2-A publication to be posted on QRZ has been made, and will be posted this week indicating our intent, and our motivations.

3-We plan to offer for starters a Technician training course using a now prepared PowerPoint presentation with embedded audio. This will be accomplished over a seven to eight week period and conducted on our SCARS Echolink 96140 and IRLP 9614 server.

Entrance of those registering for this course will be made by contacting a prearranged conference available on Skype, will be administered by a licensed control operator, and in turn will be patched to and from our SCARS server.

4-Although not yet finalized, we are currently looking at 8 PM EDT on Tuesday for the main one hour course for the week, with a review time for those in need on each Sunday at 7 PM EDT.

5-It should be understood that due to the varying requirements for licensing around the world, that at present this course will just be covering the requirements necessary for licensing within the jurisdiction of the United States. We graciously offer time and space on our server for other countries should they wish to pursue this opportunity.

Further details as they become available will be published on this website at WWW.VOIP.SOUTHCARS.COM and in specific the Outreach Corner area of this home page. Questions, comments or suggestions may be forwarded via email to VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM.