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The schedule for Morse tuition locally for the summer will be a continuance of the daily classes which Chris G4CCX runs on two metres. They will be as follows:
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Tuesdays:
1000 - 1100 Coffee Break Morse with Chris G4CCX on 145.250MHz
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Thursdays:
1000 - 1100 Coffee Break Morse with Chris G4CCX on GB3NB
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The Tuesday class is well attended, as is the Thursday class on GB3NB.
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EVENING CLASSES WILL RESUME ONCE AGAIN IN LATE SEPTEMBER SO WATCH THIS SPACE.
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HOMEWORK for the summer before the resumption of classes in the autumn.
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1 Learn as many abbreviations as possible. You can find your study course here:
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http://www.hamuniverse.com/qsignals.html
or here:
https://www.wattpad.com/478101276-codes-ciphers-morse-code-abbreviations
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This site has just about all you will need, BUT you WILL need to learn these. DO NOT ignore them. Part of being able to hold a great conversation in Morse is this knowledge. Relying on code reader programs is NOT the way to go. It's the lazy man's approach to using Morse and it can get you into a lot of awkward situations. You have nearly four months to learn these, easy-peasy, IF you devote some time to it.
Then have a look at this video on how to construct a CW QSO. As you will see it assumes you have done the homework above! However, that is par for the course.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=ZqPQE1D8gfw
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Following the Forum at NARC there will be Morse on Informal evenings at the Club. On contest evenings, Paul M1AFQ will be running a class in the computer room and will be teaching from scratch.
Paul M1AFQ also has a social mini-bootcamp at his QTH on Thursday afternoons. Everyone is welcome ( not sure how large his place is!!! ) and any time after 12.30. QTHR
Jim G3YLA has organised a class of those who have done CW in the past but wish to resume once again. Jim will not be available on contest Informals, but will be available after July when the CC contests finish.
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Besides these schedules, it will also be possible to learn on line using Skype. Classes will be held using that medium in the near future. Let me know if you are interested. Les G0DFC is interested in this so keep an eye on this space and I will let you know when it has been set up.
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73 de Roger, G3LDI RSGB GB2CW Coordinator

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NARC Training 2019

Training is very important to us as we realise that is how new people can come into the hobby and attain their Foundation, Intermediate and Advance Amateur Radio licenses.

The Syllabus and Exams for all levels is changing significantly from August 2019 and so like many other clubs we need to take a break from running courses from August to give us time to research, prepare and plan courses based on all three levels for 2020. However we will be running three courses before August; A Foundation course in April, an Intermediate course from March - May and another Foundation course in June - July. So if you would like to take either of these exams with NARC in 2019 you need to book your place as soon as possible by emailing Exam Secretary David G7URP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.