From the Nashua Area Radio Society website:
Ham Bootcamp includes a series of demonstrations and tutorials designed to help newly licensed Technician, General, and Extra class license holders get on the air and use their amateur radio license. It is also a great opportunity for prospective hams who are interested in seeing what the hobby has to offer.
Our Bootcamp activities are provided online via a series of sessions geared towards Technicians and prospective Hams and General class licenses and higher Hams. Bootcamp participants will find all of this material interesting and fun no matter what their focus or license level.
We are continuing to provide our Bootcamp program during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are providing Ham Bootcamp in an online format using Zoom. Our online Ham Bootcamp program is available to all licensed and prospective Hams in North America. Please contact us to sign up for our next online Ham Bootcamp via email to email@example.com.
Repeaters and VHF/UHF Session Activities
- Putting together a Station for Repeaters – How to pick an HT or Mobile Radio and an Antenna
- Radio Programming Tutorial
- Getting started with EchoLink
- Making Contacts and Joining a Repeater Net
- Getting Started with Amateur Radio Satellites
- Getting started with Fox Hunting
HF Session Activities
- Putting together an HF Station for SSB, CW, and Digital
- Picking and putting up an HF Antenna, Feedline, and Ground
- Operating on the HF bands using SSB Voice
- Software and setup for Logging Contacts via your computer
- Getting started with WSJT-X and FT8 Digital
- Finding DX and QSL’ing – Getting them in the log and confirmed
… and more!
Virtual Ham Radio Shopping Trip
- Join us for a guided tour of all of the gear and goodies that are available to build or expand your station.
- Ask questions and get answers from NARS experts on what gear might be best for your situation.
- We provide the Virtual Shopping Trip via a follow-on Zoom session shortly after Bootcamp. Information on how to join us for this event will be shared at our next Bootcamp session.
Articles About Ham Bootcamp
Are you interested in learning more about our Ham Bootcamp program? We’ve written quite a few articles about Bootcamp here on our Blog. You can read them via this link. Also, check out the article about a recent Ham Bootcamp at the New England HamXposition.
Ham Bootcamp has also been featured in the October 2020 edition of QST Magazine. You can view the article here.
Sign Up for Ham Bootcamp
Don’t miss this twice a year opportunity to learn more about Amateur Radio, improve your station, expand your skills, and get on the air.
Our Fall 2020 Ham Bootcamp session will be held online via Zoom on Saturday, November 7th from 10 am – 6 pm Eastern Time.
See you at Ham Bootcamp! You can contact us to sign up for our next Ham Bootcamp via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Ham Bootcamp
The Nashua Area Radio Society provides many training and skills development activities for new Hams and Young People. We also have many programs to enable folks young and old alike to join the Amateur Radio service. Please consider supporting our programs and our work by making a donation via the GoFundMe campaign which follows.