SLSRC Back to Basics- Friday, March 8th, 2024

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… SLSRC is starting the 2023/2024 Fall/Winter session of the “Back to the Basics” Classes for Amateur Radio. 

The classes are for all amateurs, but are geared toward new amateurs, those who want to refresh their knowledge, and those who are not amateurs yet. 

The classes will be at 7 PM on the first Friday of each month in rooms 419-420 of the Clinical Learning Institute (Goldfarb School of Nursing) at Missouri Baptist Hospital. (Same meeting location as the monthly SLSRC meetings.)

The schedule is as follows:

  • October 6– A whirlwind tour of what you can do with Amateur Radio
  • November 3– Setting up your VHF and/or HF station…antenna, coax, etc.
  • December 1– Safety- Antenna, Tower, Electrical, Grounding, RF, etc.
  • January 5 – Activities in Amateur Radio- Awards, Contests, QSL cards, Nets, etc.
  • February 2 – Testing procedures- Basic instruments and how to use them.
  • March 8 **DATE CHANGE** – SLSRC wraps up the 2023-2024 “Back to Basics” series with Kyle AAØZ exploring EVERYTHING ELSE about Amateur Radio that sometimes does not get talked about in great detail:
    • Working QSOs over satellites
    • APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System)
    • QRP
    • WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Report)
    • Contesting
    • SDR (Software Defined Radio)
    • Mesh (Networking for Amateur Radio)
    • SOTA/POTA (Summits on the Air, Parks on the Air)
    • Digital Modes ( PSK31, RTTY, JT65/JT9 and FT8)

In addition to information about each topic, there will be a Q&A session with several “Elmers” available to answer your questions.
All amateurs and future amateurs are invited … not licensed “yet”… newly licensed … been licensed but not active … and of course, “old timers.”
Contact Cliff KCØSDV at for information.


Missouri Baptist Hospital

Goldfarb School of Nursing

Rooms 419-420