Become a Radio Amateur

We help aspiring Hams to obtain their Certificate

Basic Course


Course Overview

This is a 12-week course in the knowledge needed to pass the certification exam required to allow the use of the Amateur Radio frequency spectrum in Canada. The course teaches

  • Basic Electronics

  • Radio Electronics

  • Operations

  • Regulations

  • Safety


Course Syllabus

To be supplied shortly.

Fees

The Basic Course is $70 which includes the course fee and 2-year MARC membership.

Schedule

This will be a 12 week online course, meeting every Monday at 7PM, except holidays, starting September 12, 2022. We will be using Zoom for our meetings.

Required Text

Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide by Coax Publications

This can be ordered from the publisher or bought at Radio World

Reservations are now open for this course. To submit your information click this link and our chief instructor, Basil Burgess VE3JEB will contact you with payment instructions.

Advanced Course


Planned for early 2023

Course Overview

This course prepares a student to write the exam for the Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Certification. Obtaining this certification allows an amateur radio operator:

  • Access to all frequency bands assigned to the Amateur Radio Service

  • Permission to use 1000 watts of input power

  • Permission to design and build transmitter equipment

The course extends the operator’s technical knowledge. Topics covered include:

  • Advanced Electronic Theory and Components

  • Measurement Tools and Techniques

  • Power Supplies

  • Transmitters and Receivers

  • Antenna Systems

Course Syllabus

See the attached PDF file

Required Text

Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Certification Study Guide by Coax Publications

This can be ordered from the publisher or bought at Radio World