How to get a Foundation licence or upgrade to Intermediate or Full Licence


Foundation licence

Thank you for showing an interest in Amateur Radio, our Club and, in particular, an interest in completing the training and examination leading to the Foundation Licence.

In order to gain the Foundation Licence candidates need to complete 2 assessments; one practical and the other theoretical.

In the past we have run weekend courses but it can take up to a year to gather enough candidates to make this a viable proposition.  In recent times we have offered a 1-2-1 supported individual training option based essentially on self-study.

For more information please see our Foundation Licence page.


Post-licence training
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic it hasn’t been possible for recent exams to include a practical assessment.  Very helpfully the RSGB have posted a series of videos showing how to do half a dozen common practical tasks. 
The topics include: Setting up your Station, How to use an AMU or ATU, Making your first SSB contact, Adjusting antenna length to give lowest SWR, Making your first FM contact and Using modes other than voice. You can find the videos here: www.rsgb.org/foundation-practicals

Intermediate and Full licenses
We also provide exams for amateurs wanting to upgrade to Intermediate or Full licenses. We can offer some support but find it best to discuss the options with potential candidates. Please contact a committee member or our Examinations Secretary Greg, G4EBY, for more details. He can be contacted at ebytronics at gmail.com. (Replace ” at ” with @).

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