become an amateur radio operator

Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm Darby Library meeting room July 13th – September 7th Handy in many situations, radio communications can be life saving when phones and Internet are down or out of reach Ham radios start where walkie-talkies leave off, with licensed radio operators communicating around the corner and around the world. ARRL License Manual costs $29.95 includes chapters on every aspect of the licensing exam and numerous practice tests Darby Thursday study sessions are FREE YOU can be an amateur radio… Read morebecome an amateur radio operator

trombone trio

After four years of wishing I could find, and looking for someone to play trombone with, I began growing my own trombone trio. I found a couple of lads interested in learning, gave them each a trombone and began giving lessons near weekly. As with nearly everything else I do, I am underqualified, but the best I can find who will actually get the job done. In this case, both are in homeschooled families, so I am The Music Department… Read moretrombone trio

adult ed class: preparedness

I am offering two classes for the Darby Adult Ed program this fall. Pre-registration officially lasts through Monday, September 22nd. If there are 7 or more registered, the class will take place. One is a 2-hour short course called “Radio Communicating Options“. It covers walkie-talkies to HAM Radio with primary focus on emergency communications. It runs from 10-noon on Saturday, September 27th. Related, but a separate subject, the next 9 Saturdays will have study groups leading to HAM licenses if… Read moreadult ed class: preparedness

growing without pests Day 1

We had a wonderful class. I didn’t know how it would work, if I had enough new information for those attending, and so on. It was the first time I’d used presentation software with a cable to a big screen monitor. I was nervous. It went great. There is a warm dozen-plus gardeners, knowledgeable and open to new information. They are embracing what I call The Bob Cannard method of growing – but what is in reality my evolution of… Read moregrowing without pests Day 1

create your own website

Building and operating your own website is easier now than ever. The tools continue to evolve in power and in their accessibility to the non-geek market. There are a few ‘secret handshakes’ and tricky bits to getting started, but in four easy lessons, I can have you comfortably running a website of your own, on your own. The classes are every Thursday in March from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Darby Library meeting room. There are currently FOUR students… Read morecreate your own website

Darby Adult Ed signups still open

The Spring 2014 Courses start dates are as early as January 31st and late as May 22nd. Courses will be canceled, fees refunded if less than 7 people are signed up 2 days before the class begins. More information from the Darby Adult Ed website here. The first class of the semester is at risk of cancellation for shortage of signups. Typically, most of them come in this week, so having 3 of the 7 minimum is not yet a… Read moreDarby Adult Ed signups still open

organic growing

Among the Darby Adult Ed classes open for signups until Wednesday are four I’m offering to teach. As with all of their classes, 7 or more students have to sign up in order for them to happen. The complete listing of classes is here: Course Information Spring 2014 Signups are open until Wednesday the 22nd — Growing Without Pests AND Without Pesticides Chemical free gardening for organic food and ornamentals is no harder or more expensive than conventional growing. Remineralization… Read moreorganic growing

build your own website

Among the Darby Adult Ed classes open for signups until Wednesday are four I’m offering to teach. As with all of their classes, 7 or more students have to sign up in order for them to happen. The complete listing of classes is here: Course Information Spring 2014 Signups are open until Wednesday the 22nd — Easily Develop and Publish Your Website Easy to use, personalize and share, WordPress software makes building your own website accessable to non-technical people. You… Read morebuild your own website

Radio Communicating

Among the Darby Adult Ed classes open for signups until Wednesday are four I’m offering to teach. As with all of their classes, 7 or more students have to sign up in order for them to happen. The complete listing of classes is here: Course Information Spring 2014 Signups are open until Wednesday the 22nd. Radio Communicating Options Handy in many situations, radio communications can be life saving when phones and Internet are down or out of reach. This 2-hour,… Read moreRadio Communicating

special gift

. Here is a unique . gift idea: . A Website like this. . Mom, dad, grandma… . can have their very own web page. . The whole family could share one. . Your_Name_Here.com – could be a place where privately or publicly you can share photos, notes, tales and conversations on the Internet. . You can share a unique, modern, ultimate, high-tech family photo album, scrapbook or private e-mail network. . I can make it easy for you with… Read morespecial gift

Ham radio classes – every Saturday in October

Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club is presenting classes in the Darby Library Saturday, October 5, 12, 19, 26 scheduled from 2:00 – 5:00 At the end of the class session, perhaps the following Saturday, there will be FCC license testing for Technician, General and Extra licenses. There are no class fees, but the books cost $29.95 and the testing is $15 to the FCC. The instructors who normally hold their classes in Hamilton and Stevensville are bringing their school to Darby… Read moreHam radio classes – every Saturday in October

ham radio open house in Darby

Saturday, September 14th from 10:00-1:00 the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) will be hosting an Open House at the Darby Library. There will be experts in radio, several types of ham radios set up for demonstrations, information, and signups for local classes. If there is enough interest, BARC will offer classes with enough information that students can earn the FCC Technicians license… in the South Bitterroot at the Darby Library. All we need is a dozen of us, and the… Read moreham radio open house in Darby