Training Topics and resources

Ham radio TV: http://www.hamtv.com

Direction , coordinate systems, line-of-sight calculations for ham radio: http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html; http://www.heywhatsthat.com; http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php

Field Antennas: how to set up a basic HF antenna in the field; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKC9zv8XuPs;

Antenna Basics: many online lessons, reviews on antenna basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8_iSL4xKj8; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVAJMVaTlh0; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S382twUMNKY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naJtkb7rGbI; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SG5qWQDMUA;

Lessons & Review on Radio Propagation: there are a number of classes, reviews on radio propagation on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Pb3LPr3KU; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVrLoof1Ddk.

Solar Basics: how the Sun works, effects on radio propagation, basics of Earth’s atmosphere, solar storms/flares/CMEs.

Weather Basics: Focus on understanding weather threats, weather maps, forecasts, what happens as air masses interact, fronts advance & pass through, etc.

EMP: a review of the threat, preparations to withstand EMP.

Survival topics: basic individual skills, preparations to deal with sudden emergencies:

fire making, staying warm, temporary shelters, emergency signaling, water purification, etc.

Station Grounding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luy8XP8O390

Setting Up a Home Ham Station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdbPOuh8-2o

A Tour of the 20 Meter Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seNI7EXY1t0

Using a Manual Radio Tuner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRkbdTadmUU

Antenna Analyzers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts2nkCDIS4s; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOCG6bFGfuE

Checking Balun SWR w/ Antenna Analyzer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeEGZZ0thjE

4:1 Balun Construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSTdMn_jtJo

Attic / Balcony Antennas for the Space-Restricted Ham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slURnoq_aZ8; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BrqLTk0bSQ

Simple Antenna for Your Prepper Emergency Receiver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVFyzO1FBv4; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl93BYE0jyk

Feed lines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxNBIPKHFvQ;

Reactance & Impedance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C02gcLM0iM; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC4pCfJ2n2k; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEERuJlwBxE; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyMH8wKK-Ag;

Antenna Impedance Matching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLUrwoHRLJM

Thoughts, Experiments On Portable/Bug Out Commo Systems: There are many online articles, viewpoints on preparing for emergency use of commo. One series of YouTube “videosbymike” show some interesting ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veij7M7tZzk; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qie3ynllJ3c; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TofLuUxSJQI; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvBHOQv7eNk; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TofLuUxSJQI; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk8MCIno10Y

First Aid for the Amateur Radio Operator: classes on selected topics aimed at risks we might encounter as amateurs operating in the field: CPR, controlling bleeding, treating for shock, strokes/heat attacks, electrical or lightening injuries, heat injuries, hypothermia, etc.

Ways to Anchor, Set up Wire Antennas in the Field: how you can hand, attach, throw-up simple wire antennas in the field.

Basic Field Craft: ropes, knots, lashings

Power Supplies: types, choices, choosing one for your needs

Solar Power: basics for sizing, choosing, setting up for running basic amateur radio gear.

Digital Radio Communications: types, modes that can be used by amateurs, like RTTY, MT63, Olivia, etc. Choices, bands used, equipment & software choices, etc.