The Advanced RTO Course takes what students learn in the Basic Course and builds on it, adding in practical application of Directional Antenna construction, robust encoding practices and methods for sending data bursts via common equipment used in outside the box ways. You get hands on actually doing the things others only talk about. Everything gets built, demonstrated, and used in real working environment.
14 thoughts on “Scenes from the Advanced RTO Course”
Do you have a source for terminating resistors that you can share?
They’re Uxecell brand ones from Ebay, but they’re rated to handle 10w and produce 500oHms.
NC Scout’s Advance RTO class is well worth your time. Trust me!
Vertical Half-Rhombic wire antenna huh? Mmmmm, I am going to research that bad boy today. Maybe something to add to my GHB (Get Home Bag) or to my antenna farm.
Thanks NC Scout!
You’ll get a chance to see it next weekend. I left the antennas up in the Patrol Base for anyone wanting to see them during the TC3 Class.
What yagi are you using for the toc? Is it store bought or a home brew?
I’m out in Utah now and the locals have a massive 2 meter repeater foot print. Most of Utah and parts of Colorado and Arizona are covered. Made one meeting had a 147 mile one way drive to the location. Yeah its big out here!
It was originally store bought and then I purchased it from that guy. Specifically its built for GMRS.
I could be incorrect, but It looks like the same one I have. It’s a really decent antenna for the size. I don’t have any SWR meters but performance is good, and it’s not as fragile of a package as my 2m arrow beam.
That looks like the one!
Pingback: Brushbeater: Scenes From The Advanced RTO Class | Western Rifle Shooters Association
You going to try to put on an advanced class in Mt again anytime soon?
I was at the RTO class ip there last year.
We’re going to make it happen, possibly in the Fall. The venue will have to be different due to what we’re doing in the class. Shoot me an email and we can put something together.
Pingback: From A Reader: PRC-64 HF Test Report From Jungle Conditions, 1967 – brushbeater
looking at the Masthead picture for this post looks like one of the military and I forget what the series designation is for the telephone looking handheld mic those are supposed to be capacitive and not really work with HF radios how do these work with the HT?
Its a PRC-64. The H-250 I use is one made for Kenwood plug HTs. It compares favorably with the mil-spec one I have in an old commo box.
Comments are closed.