Ham-Radio-Course in winter semester 2019/2020 at the TU Kaiserslautern German / US License

The Ham-Radio-Group is offering in the winter semester 2019/2020 a course to prepare participants to successfully pass the official Ham Radio license test at the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

Weekly Class: every Monday, between 19:00 to 20:30

Kickoff meeting: Monday, 04th November 2019

Location: Lecture room 24/102

Goal: German Class E or Class A license and/or US Technician-, General-, or Extra-Class license

The course is held by volunteers and is free of charge. The final license test at the governmental organization BNetzA will be 70 Euros (Class E license) and 110 Euros (Class A license) as a one time fee.

As a further extension we also have scheduled an extension of the course to achieve the official US-Ham-Radio license, which will be tested at the University. The official goal will be either the Technician, the General or the Extra license. Each official license test is a fee of 15US$. For military members under SOFA status this license can be used for 3 months here in Germany and is eligible to be used to apply for a visitor license from the german BNetzA which will issue a call sign with DA-prefix (eg. DA2XY).

For german residents it is illegal to use a US call sign in the area of the Federal Republic of Germany, although a US call sign can be used in any other european country instead of the original german call sign.

We share the interest in amateur radio, communications and electronics. We do not only focus on "classical" ham radio, such as worldwide communications independent of internet and mobile phones, but also on modern aspects like digital transmission and the connection of internet and ham radio. Here a small  selection of our topics:

  • worldwide wireless communication
  • bulding and repairing RF systems, tranceivers and antennas
  • HF propagation and meteorologic observation
  • satellite communication
  • software defined radio
  • electronics

Amateur radio is always dealing with real world application and is therefore a good opportunity to apply the theory learnt in studies in practice. Sometimes students are writing a final thesis in our group in cooperation with the chairs from university departments.

We meet regularly on monday evening in our shack at 24/137 (from 20:00).

Responsible person is Prof. C van Wüllen (FB Chemie), DL1YCF

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