VECTOR Peer Learning Sessions

Tools and systems for keeping our skills sharp together. Find active service teams and specific opportunities in the teams area. (Team information may include sensitive information and lives in the members-only section of the website. Remember the password. )

Active Teams | Meetings and Exercises

Keep Sharp
On Demand

Keep sharp with a few independent-study tools.

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Net Control Apprenticeship
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Learn how to, serve as one, and coach another net control operator for VECTOR’s weekly nets. One Wednesday each month over 9 month period. Have your chance to help keep the nets going.

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Packet and Tech Night
2021-01-12 18:45 Bi-weekly Tuesday

Gather in Zoom to casually explore radio technology and make sure we can all use packet radio.

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Radio Skills Course
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Build both theoretical knowledge and experience to operate comfortably on-air. Natural next step after radio certificate and still good for refreshing skills.

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Teach Basic Amateur Radio Proficiency
January, March, and September Annually

Help others become amateur radio operators when you present one of the modules for VECTOR’s Basic Amateur Radio Proficiency Course. Help students feel more comfortable using Zoom.

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Crowd Awareness and Personal Safety
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Briefing conducted by Vancouver Police Department to remind us of key behaviours and wise practices for large civic events.

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P220: Operator School in One Day
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Tackle all 5 core modules in one day.

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P221: Grab and Go Kit Hands On Session
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Practise how to retrieve,set up and operate luggable VECTOR multi-band voice and data radio stations. Sign up for a time block and play with the kit under a coach’s supervision.

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P222: Voice Operator Practice Workshop
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Build your “muscle memory” for core radio and control operator skills. Runs 75 minute tabletop exercise for groups of 5 people to keep from getting rusty.

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P223.0: Data Get Started Hands On Workshop
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To set up and learn packet radio clients. Every attendee installs and configures the packet radio clients VECTOR uses, then practises sending and receiving messages.

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P223.1: Data and Packet Setup Night
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To learn about using packet radio and/or share your experiences with others. Good for just starting out with data or helping others get going. This is a hands-on exercise.

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P223.2: Data Practice
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Beyond setting up a Winlink system, we get “muscle memory.” Drill on sending, receiving, looking up, and checking on several Winlink email messages. Understand the full lifecycle of messages we deliver.

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P224: Radio Room Awareness
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Orient VECTOR members to the radio room and what it involves.

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P225: DSA Awareness
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Learn the fundamentals about our DSA stations. Usually bundled with Radio Room Awareness.

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P230: HF Series
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We have a high-level framework set up and wish we could work on the details. Five sessions to help you get comfortable and keep skilled.

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