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Radio Communications Course - Level III
Portable Shortwave Radio Communications














TUITION:  $245


Course Description:

APT Firearms Academy's Radio Communications Course - Level III is the practical application of the Radio Communications I (Interpersonal Radio Communciations) and Radio Communications II (Shortwave Radio Communications) courses.  Students will be separated into two groups and will travel to designated locations, deploy a High Frequency HAM Radio, establish communications with each other and determine the minimum power necessary to establish communications.  This course is an overnight course.

**Course prerequisites:  Radio Communications Course - Level I

                                         Radio Communications Course - Level II


Topics covered:

  • Portable antennas

  • Backpack setups

  • Wire management

  • Portable radios

  • Batteries

  • Solar charging

  • Low Power vs High Power

  • Daytime vs Nighttime bands

  • Digital modes

  • Terrain evaluation

  • Safety


Equipment needed:

  • Note taking materials

  • Backpack

  • Overnight camping equipment

  • Food and water

  • Foul weather gear

  • Hiking boots

  • Flashlight

  • Handheld HAM Radio (VHF or UHF) with spare batteries

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