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CANCELLED: RSO's HAM radio course

Postby morrow » 2016.01.24 05:50:00 PM

I've just heard from Kelly Mathew (Secretary for RallySport Ontario) that a First Aid course will be held for rallyists, but not until after Perce Neige.

There are many First Aid courses available in Ottawa, so it may be easier to make your own arrangements.

And now, a plug to get your HAM radio licence . . .

RSO typically holds a two-day HAM radio school, in which you do your studying and then review the material in class. It's a great opportunity to find the answer to those nagging questions. Jim and I both became HAMs through RSO. I haven't heard any dates just yet but will post when I do.

The more training you get, the more interesting the jobs that will come your way. A HAM licence is *very* valuable in the Rally world!
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Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
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RSO: First Aid and HAM radio courses

Postby morrow » 2016.02.23 10:15:48 PM

I've just got off the phone from an RSO meeting and have some info.

RSO HAM radio course: will be offered on June 4 and 5, in Lindsay near Peterborough. Stay tuned for further info.

Those who pass the exam and became a licensed HAM (Radio Amateur), and who volunteers his or her time at Tall Pines next November, will receive assistance from RSO to help pay for their accommodations. You can get some practice at GCFR and Black Bear beforehand!

RSO First Aid course: will be offered April 10 at Aurora Preparatory Academy, 81 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4. Cost is $60.

To register, please contact Warren Haywood at [email protected].


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Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
Jim says: If you're not Rallying, you're not living!

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Re: RSO First Aid course THIS COMING WEEKEND and HAM radio courses

Postby morrow » 2016.04.07 08:43:12 AM

Please note: You do not have to be getting your CARS licence to take this First Aid course. Workers are welcome to take it, too.

I always figure, you never know when you might be able to save a life -- whether at a rally, or in your own home.

Feel free to contact Warren and get qualified. :)

cheers,
Jeannie
Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
Jim says: If you're not Rallying, you're not living!

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Re: HAM radio course on June 4 and 5

Postby morrow » 2016.04.25 08:48:35 PM

More info on the Ham radio course.

RALLYSPORT ONTARIO 2016 AMATEUR (HAM) RADIO COURSE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We are always looking for more HAM operators at our events. For volunteers at events it makes it much more enjoyable and
satisfying to be in on all the logistics of running the event. Plus there is a wider range of opportunities available at events for radio operators.

RallySport Ontario is pleased to offer a Basic Ham Radio Course to facilitate official licensing of more amateur radio (HAM) operators to assist with official communications at rallies.

WHEN - Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 9:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.

WHERE – Loblaws (cooking school room upper mezzanine), 400 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON K9V 6K3 Coordinates N44 21.034 W 078 45.692

ELIGIBILITY - This course is open to anyone, however the class will be cut off at 25. If more than 25 apply, preference will be given to RSO members.

REGISTRATION - Go to legacy.kwrc.on.ca/hamclass/

COST - $40 per person. Payment may be made in the following ways:

(1) Mail a Cheque (Payable to "RallySport Ontario" and include your email address) to:

RallySport Ontario
C/O Peter Gulliver
1026 Communication Road
SELWYN ON, K9J 6X2

(2) By Interac - Send Interac email transfer payment to [email protected]
Contact Pete Gulliver at same email with password or phone 705-292-7232

Note - Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will be a condensed version of the full course offered by various clubs. Participants will be expected to study course materials in advance independently.

The two days of in-class sessions will concentrate on reviewing key topics and to answer specific questions. A portion of the in-class sessions will deal specifically with HAM radio procedures at rallies.

Official testing will take place at about 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 5. Approved examiners will supervise the testing. The exams will be marked immediately.

Successful applicants will be assisted directly with application for license.

Course instructors will be Roger Sanderson VE3RKS, Rob Metcalfe VA3RBM & Justin Cohen VE3UDP.

OTHER NOTES

For new operators who haven’t yet purchased equipment RSO always has loaner packages available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note – the Tall Pines committee has committed again to subsidize accommodation expenses of course participants. To be considered for subsidy you must apply to Ross Wood at [email protected] We can also assist you with suggestions for suitable places to stay.

___________________

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Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
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Re: HAM radio course on June 4 and 5

Postby morrow » 2016.05.15 07:27:41 PM

I hope more people in the club are studying to get their Ham radio licences. You want a better job at events? Get this! :poke:

Jeannie
Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
Jim says: If you're not Rallying, you're not living!

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Re: HAM radio course on June 4 and 5

Postby morrow » 2016.05.20 10:01:24 AM

Rally Sport Ontario has just announced postponement of the course until the Fall. That will be a good opportunity to get your licence in time for Tall Pines on November 25-26.

Jeannie
Jeannie (VE3JNE) and Jim (VA3JUS).
Jean MacGillivray, MCO Vice-President (2013) and RallySport Ontario Secretary (March 2011 - March 2014).
Jim Morrow, RSO Region Rally Director (2013).
Jim says: If you're not Rallying, you're not living!


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