Re: [ScoutRadio] General Test Upgrade for Eleven Year Old
- Thanks very much. Podcasts were not something I had considered it is
getting late and we have bad weather coming so I have to get up extra
early for the commute. I will start downloading the files from these
sites over the weekend. Money is very much of an issue so I will have to
think carefully before purchasing anything (I have three in college and
the family of person working on the general has limited resources --
health issues of the father.)
>> I am looking to upgrade an eleven year old technician to a general and
>> would like some suggestions how best to proceed.
> It is pretty much a consensus among those who have self-studied, and my experience teaching classes, it is best to study
> just the question and the correct answer from the questions pools ignoring the answers that are not correct.
> Here are some links:
> This site has the best downloads and links. I use the PowerPoint and hand out the study guide from N8KBR for my one day
> Tech classes:
> How about a "podclass". Listen on your MP3 player or burn CDs and listen in the car while
> commuting or traveling:
> This site charges $50 for a two year subscription. Many say it works quite well for upgrading to General and Extra:
> A great site for general information and where you can look up information on other Hams.
> If you want to know who lives in your neighborhood that is a Ham there is a great lookup engine.
> There are also links to practice exams:
> Software can be purchased as well as books. I am partial to the ARRL publications and the W5YI software:
> There are several places on the Internet that allow you to take a sample exam. Don't use these for study. They are
> great to give you an idea if you are getting close to passing the exam but chances are you will end up not seeing all
> the questions in the pool by taking the exam over and over. You need to study the entire question pool, each and every
> Keep in mind the question pools for exams change for one or more of the license classes at least every two years. The
> Extra class pool changed the first of July 2008. The Technician pool will change July of 2010. Be sure you are
> studying the current question pool.
> Steve NV7V
Steven Read - ab9ol - (em79jt)
There is no url for the Power Point Presentation. I purchased
The ARRL Instructor's Manual for Technician and General License Courses
-- 4th Edition
from the ARRL web site under Instructor Support. It cost $19.00 and comes with a manual and CD rom. This version includes both the Technician AND General and works very well.
I bought my copy a year ago before I taught my first calss. I've taught two small classes and have 14 new hams out there as a result. As soon as the new manual is available, I will be buying it also.
I have another class set up for in April with a 10 year old already signed up.
If you will be teaching classes, make sure you register as an instructor with the ARRL. This gives you advertising on the ARRL site under classes as well as a discount when purchasing training aids.
I have an old Power Point Presentation for the Radio Merit Badge Class I teach if you want it. It was put together by a friend who is also a merit badge counselor.
73's & Yours in Scouting
ELDEN MORRIS, N1ETN
Radio Merit Badge Counselor
Covered Bridge & Foothills Districts
Atlanta Area Council
Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club W4BTI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Read (ab9ol)" <ab9ol@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2010 10:32:14 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [ScoutRadio] Re: General Test Upgrade for Eleven Year Old
May I please have the URL for the Power Point presentation?
Elden Morris wrote:
> I teach a Technician Class a couple times per year but in preparing
> for that, I went to a neighboring radio club that was teaching a
> General Class to see how it was done. There was one 12 year old taking
> the ARRL course taught from the Power Point Presentation they
> produce. I was in the room where the exams were being graded and this
> 12 year old got the best score.
> Remember, these youngsters have minds that are like steel traps. They
> remember everything they think is important.
> ELDEN MORRIS, N1ETN
> Mableton, Georgia
Steven Read - ab9ol - (em79jt)