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9 August, 2019

Training Courses

Foundation Licence Courses

The first step on the Amateur Radio ladder is the Foundation Licence. The emphasis during your training and assessment is on general principles, and the ability to operate both VHF and HF equipment correctly and safely.


The course will be delivered by experienced Radio Amateurs who will follow a clearly defined training programme specified by the Radio Society of Great Britain and will cover the following topics:


The Nature of Amateur Radio

Licence Conditions

Technical Basics

Transmitters and Receivers

Feeders and Antennas

Propagation

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Morse Code appreciation

Repeaters

Safety

To be allowed to transmit as a radio amateur you are required to have a licence. This is a legal requirement that applies to all countries not just the UK.

Each level of licence allows you to use differing levels of transmit power and each licence offers other slightly different benefits.

FOUNDATION LICENCE

INTERMEDIATE LICENCE

ADVANCED /FULL LICENCE


For further datails of courses or book your place on the next course contact

Edwin G0LPO training@badars.co.uk


All Course will be run at St Peters Church Hall, St Peters Road, off The Causeway Braintree. (For Sat Nav users use the Post Code CM7 9AR)

Next Course

Foundation Course

12th and 26th October


The Intermediate Licence provides you with the opportunity to further develop your skills in the theory of radio communications. You will also construct and test simple circuits as part of the assessment.


The course is delivered by experienced Radio Amateurs who through the process of ‘supported self-study’ and practical assessment will cover the following topics:

Intermediate Licence Courses

Introduction

Safety

Identify Construction Projects

Nature of Amateur Radio

Licence Conditions

Technical Basics

Transmitters and Receivers

Feeders and Antennas

Propagation

EMC

Operating Practices and Procedures

Course Review

Demonstration of Completed Project

Construct your own simple DC circuit

Measure voltages, currents and resistance

Demonstrate the operation of diodes and transistors

Fabricate a BNC to PL259 adaptor cable

Correctly wire a 13A to IEC mains cable

Calibrate a Variable Frequency Oscillator

Build a simple radio related project

The Advanced Licence provides you with the opportunity to further develop your skills in the theory of radio communications.


The course is delivered by experienced Radio Amateurs who through the process of ‘supported self-study’ will cover the following topics:


The advanced course covers the following high level topics from the RSGB syllabus.

Advance Licence Courses

Basic Electronics

Semiconductors and Valves

Receivers

Transmitters

Interference

Feeders and Antennas

Propagation

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Measurements

Operating Techniques

Safety

Licence Conditions