If any reader of the site has an interest in joining the fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio and lives within striking distance of Redruth, we are running the next Foundation level course culminating in an exam in early 2013.
The Foundation licence is the entry level into the hobby (See page re Courses) and once the examination has been passed the successful candidate is ably to apply to Offcom for a licence and obtain a call sign (currently in the M6xxx range).
This licence permits operation on the HF, VHF & UHF bands with a limited power level of 10 watts, plenty enough to be able to work the world when conditions are good, especially when using the 10m band (28Mhz) an excellent band for long distance contacts on low power.
The next level is Intermediate and this permits a power level of 50 watts which makes consistent communication more easily achieved. (Currently 2E0 series)
To gain the right to operate with up to 400 watts the final examination that needs to be passed is the Advanced. (Currently M0 series)
Please contact us if you would like further details of the courses planned.
We do not charge for tuition, our tutors give their time free of charge to help promote the hobby. The Exam costs £27.50 and, the hall rental costs need to be covered by the candidates and will be calculated by dividing the total cost by the number of candidates studying so not possible to quantify until numbers are known. Of course, the more candidates there are the share of the hall rent will reduce.
Use the following enquiry form to contact Ian with any Foundation level training enquiry, and, Graham if you require further information on the Intermediate and advanced level training.
We look forward to welcoming you into the family of amateur radio, a hobby for life.
73′ & 88′ de CRAC
L to R: Mike G1NRF – Paul,Darren,June,Ray & Steve
Proudly displaying their pass certificates following the Foundation Examination held Summer 2010 when 5 out of the 6 candidates were successful we see Paul, Darren, June, Ray & Steve with big smiles on their faces.
Since their success in the Foundation course both Darren and Steve have achieved the Intermediate level and currently they are both studying with Graham G3LAI for the advanced level examination and will be taking the Exam in the New Year. Good luck chaps.
To enquire about the availability of Training Courses please complete this enquiry form. With a limited number of trainers only one level of course is likely to be running at any given time.
For Foundation training questions please select Ian, for Intermediate & advanced please select Graham as the contact to answer any questions you may have.