Thursday December 10th at 6:30 P.M. The Oregon III% Coos County Chapter will hold a general meeting and training class at the Coos Bay Fire Station at 4th and Elrod in Coos Bay.
Southwest Oregon Preppers will teach the essentials of developing emergency bug out bags for you and your family. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated.
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Note from Matt:
I found an article by a group called AmRRON (the American Redoubt Radio Operators Network) that really simplifies what you need to know to get yourself ready for your HAM test.
My previous email had shown the practice exams at http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/ but the AmRRON article mentioned a free application for your smartphone that does exactly the same thing. It's called "Ham Test Prep" and it's available for Android smartphones from the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iversoft.ham.test.prep
This app has made it so easy to study for my license I can't recommend it enough. The best thing is that since your phone is almost always in your pocket, you can pull it out and do a practice test whenever you have a few extra minutes. I've been taking the practice test repeatedly over the last week and can easily pass it every time now. There are still a few questions that trip me up but as long as you can take the test 5 times in a row and get a passing score (75% or more) every time then you are ready for the real thing.
Local testing is held by the Coos County Radio Club (https://www.facebook.com/Coos-County-Radio-Club-143710642367394/?fref=ts). The next test is on Thursday December 17th at 6:00pm at the North Bend Public Library. The cost for the test is $15. I didn't think I would be ready nearly this soon but am now planning to take the test that day. I'd like to challenge the rest of our group to practice and see how many can get their licenses with me.
A few of the test questions involve Ohm's Law which is the relationship of Volts to Amps to Ohms. Some others require you to determine the amount of Watts.
The easiest way to memorize both equations is with the image below.
Study hard and I hope to see you on the 17th!