Outreach updates ((EXTRA))
1- The course starts on July 10th and runs until August 16, 2016.
2- The course is six weeks in duration with two classes per week.
3- The classes are on Sunday and Tuesday nights at 7 PM EDT. (2300 Z)
4- There are 712 questions in the official question pool.
5- The class will be assigned 60 questions for each evening or 120 for the week.
6- It is strongly recommended that each student review these 60 questions before the evening class.
7- Your class instructors will be discussing in depth 20% of these 60 questions. They will cover handpicked questions out of the evening assignment that best reflect the groups being covered.
8- It is further recommended that you spend time during the week researching areas on the internet that you may not have a comfortable feeling with. Example of this might be “MODULATION INDEX”, “PARASITIC RADIATION” etc.
9- Any questions you may have may be asked during a class session or emailed to us at VOIP@VOIPNET.SOUTHCARS.COM.
10- It is the intent of this course to impart knowledge, make you feel comfortable in your understanding, and to have fun at the same time.
1800 EST 11-2-2015
THE SOUTHCARS OUTREACH AMATEUR EXTRA COURSE WILL BE STARTING ON JULY 10, 2016 AT 7 PM EDT. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A NEW QUESTION POOL ISSUED AND EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016,
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.
1600 EDT 9-18-2012
The 2012 Extra class 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.
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))
1010 EDT 9-15-2011
We are pleased to announce the completion of this year’s Southcars Outreach Extra course which occurred on Tuesday September the 13th. We congratulate the 23 participants who attended the six week course, and further congratulate those who have already passed the exam during this period.
1245 EDT 8-4-2011
SOUTHCARS TNT THIS EVENING
This announcement is meant for the staff and those enrolled for the Southcars Outreach Extra course starting this Sunday the 7th. For those enrolled in the class, this is strictly optional; however it may be of use to you as we proceed downstream.
The program tonight will be hosted by Sarah KC4TXG and is being billed as the Extra class preview. It will start at 8 PM EDT (0000 Z) tonight on the *SCARS* EchoLink and IRLP server.
Sarah has handpicked approximately 40 questions from the 738 pool questions available, and these questions will be discussed with the audience at hand, and further will be discussed in some depth by our technical support staff.
This again is simply a preview for the upcoming class structure, and will provide insight as to areas that the course will be covering, and further provide some insight as to the depth and broadness being made available.
1730 EDT 7-27-2011
REMINDER! Our Southcars VOIP Extra course for 2011 will be starting at 7 PM EDT, 2300 Z on Sunday August the 7th. There will be two classes per week, Sunday and Tuesday at the same time, and the overall class is expected to last 6 weeks and ending on September the 13th. This class will be covering the 738 questions contained in the current VEC license pool.
We have had great success in assigning 60 question to each class for prestudy prior to the actual class and having our technical support team cover 20 percent of those questions in detail. Prior to completing the evening class time is afforded for any questions from those enrolled concerning any other questions that they wish to have answered further.
Please bear in mind that we now have only 11 days before the course begins, and strongly recommend for those that may be interested, but not yet registered to do so promptly. All that is necessary is your first name, call sign, city and state, and your email address. Please include an emergency contact telephone number should it be needed. Please respond when registering to VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM, all necessary free course material may be found at WWW.VOIP.SOUTHCARS.COM under our SCARS Download information.
The Extra study course will again be running this year and will start on Sunday August 7, 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.
1100 EST 12-13-2010
HO HO HO, MERRY MERRY & HAPPY HAPPY From your Southcars support staff!
Again this year Southcars will be offering a Santa Express program on both our HF and Digital systems. On Friday the 24th of December Santa himself will be present on 7.251 MHz from 10 AM EST to 1200 (Noon). Starting at noon Mrs. Santa will be present for several hours on our VOIP *SCARS* server. Bring your children, grandchildren, and kids of any age to have fun with us and talk directly to Santa and Mrs. Santa.
The Southcars Outreach Extra course will be holding its last class this coming Tuesday the 14th. This will complete this year’s six week course for the Extra class license. We had 26 enrolled and further very happy to announce that 3 took their exams this last Saturday and passed. Congratulations go to George KW4LCB, Rick KE5ORA, and Roger K5MOW.
Please note that each of our class sessions this year for the Technician, General, and Extra have audio files posted on this website in the “SCARS Download” area.
1100 EST 11-9-2010
The first Extra course session took place on Sunday evening the 7th, and had 25 enrolled participants. Sixty questions from the Extra pool where covered.
The second class will be tonight and is programmed to cover an additional sixty questions. This pace is set to try an accomplish this course within 6 weeks, as the question pool totals 738 entries.
It should further be understood that on each Wednesday at the same time as the formal classes there will be a review made available for those who would like to discuss some of the questions in more detail. This will not be held on the SCARS server and one will need to connect to KY6V-L direct to participate.
1200 EDT 10-26-2010
The Southcars Outreach Extra course is ready to start the evening of Sunday November 7, 2010. This course will be held on the Southcars VOIP/IRLP server known as *SCARS* EchoLink node 96140, and IRLP node 9614. The classes will be conducted on Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 7 PM EST (0000 Z) and is expected to run for six straight weeks. Please note that the U.S. changes from Daylight time to Standard time on Sunday November 7th.
All necessary free material for the course is available under the download section found at our website WWW.VOIP.SOUTHCARS.COM. This includes the entire ARRL question pool, supporting tutorials, and miscellaneous information. Each class will be recorded and made available under this download area for review as necessary.
As of this posting we have 17 people registered for this program, and space for as many more that might be interested. If not yet registered please submit an email to VOIP@SOUTHCARS.COM including your name, call, email address of preference, and a emergency contact telephone number.
This course will be an in-depth study of the Extra question pool, and will have experts in the field available to answer questions as needed. Since the pool questions number 741, we will be moving along at a reasonable pace. This means that the students should also schedule time for themselves to study the material independent of the Southcars course hours. A review session will be conducted each Wednesday at the same time as the normal classes, and will be made available only for those that are seeking additional explanation for the questions involved.