The initial 2015 Class Schedule is now up. Right now there are set dates for Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, with dates for Connecticut, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and somewhere in the Southeast USA coming soon. Due to the incredible feedback and demand I’ve received, I’m continuing classes East of the Mississippi for as long as there remains interest and I am able to do so.
I am also working on certain specialized classes in addition to the basic 3%/Grid-Down Communications Class I’ve been offering. There has been a lot of interest involving those inexpensive RTL-SDRs, so I am working on a one-day class on SIGINT/COMINT focused around the RTL-SDR that will include one of these powerful little gadgets as part of the class and help you get it properly installed and working on your laptop. There will also be a class for the more adventurous among you…
III%/Grid-Down Communications Course
NEW: 2015 Classes
- March 21-22, 2015 – Mercersburg/Waynesboro, PA
- April 11-12, 2015 – Tulsa, OK
- More to come, including Wyoming, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and SE USA.
The class will revolve around the basics of low power/qrp/covert operation with low-profile/improvised antennas, and communications monitoring focused for VHF/UHF COMINT. It will consist of classroom instruction and a field training exercise (FTX). The FTX will be held *rain or shine*. Dress and equip yourself appropriately. It is strongly advised that the attendee have at least a General Class ham license, as HF operation will be involved. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their personal commo equipment to the class for the FTX, whether it’s communications monitoring or transmitting gear.
Registration cost for this course is $225. There is $25 early-bird discount for signing up and paying in full one month or further in advance. A $50 deposit will reserve your spot, with the balance due no later than two weeks before the class date. Course fees are non-refundable, but if you’ve paid and can’t make it for whatever reason you can take a later course or have someone take the course in your stead. If a course gets cancelled or rescheduled by me, you can either get a full refund by whatever means you paid (Paypal or MO), or carry your reservation over to another class. Hotel, travel, and meal arrangements/expenses are the responsibility of the course attendee.
Payments via Paypal are accepted through this site: http://www.digivill.net/~ticom/sparks.html
Those who who wish to pay via Postal Money Order can mail payment to:
Homestead Design Works
PO Box 96
Plymouth, CT 06782
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