In this two day course you will learn how to use radios for short and long range communication using VHF, UHF, and HF radio systems. You will learn basic principles of radio theory, radio programming, utilizing repeaters, off grid power systems, antenna deployments, licensing strategies, radio etiquette, and plenty more. With both lecture and practical components, you will be able to competently and effectively utilize comms in handheld, on body/wearable, vehicle, and stationary radio contexts. No previous knowledge or experience is required. Radios and other equipment are provided for use in class.
Lunch will be provided Thursday ($30 to $40 value).
Students will take home a VHF/UHF radio and accessories that they use throughout the class ($129 value).
Class begins at 9AM each day at Special Operations Equipment, 4631 U.S. 70, Camden, Tennessee, 38320
Stick around Saturday and Sunday for Self Reliance Festival featuring Joel Salatin as keynote speaker.
- An open mind.
- Note taking material.
- Clothes and footwear appropriate for all possible weather conditions. The class has both indoor and outdoor components.
- Any radio gear of your own that you desire to test or use. We provide radios and other equipment.