***FRAGO: SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS***
Due to high demand and a tight spring schedule, this is the first of two dates available for an open enrollment course. Original course outline here.
What the RTO Course is:
This course is designed to instruct students on the basics of effective communications in a tactical environment. Students will learn everything from how to create a proper Signals Operating Index and traffic handling to basic antenna theory and construction for local use as well as a primer on how HF works. All of this culminates in an FTX on the second day.
What this course is NOT:
This is not a ‘ham radio’ class. Strong emphasis is placed on ‘making your equipment work in a tactical environment’ versus bombarding the student with technical or hobby-oriented data. We will be working on a level most ‘hams’ never do. So while a license is certainly helpful, it is not required, but by the end of class you’ll come away with a real understanding of why it is an advantage.
While not designed to be physically intense, there will be field work on both days. A refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot, and I cannot accept personal checks. When you send the deposit, please include an email address for me to reach you in order to confirm your spot. Email me at [email protected] for more details.
***FRAGO: Due to the amount of interest, there’s a couple of details to point out.
- The class is limited to 12 to provide the best training and instructor interaction possible. There will be a second open enrollment in either mid April or mid May. Lodging is available on site for a fee, as is the option of camping (which is free). The lodging on site is first come first serve.
- Wear what is comfortable to you. You will be in the field, and while you won’t be reacting to contact or conducting 3-5sec bounds, the second part of the course will be in a pseudo-tactical environment. Be prepared to walk.
- We are planning for a meal to be provided for the class Saturday night and Sunday morning as part of the instruction.