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The St George Amateur Radio Society is currently accepting applications for Foundation License Training and Assessment weekends in 2015. Dates are as follows;

Many Guides and Scouts around the world enjoy the hobby of amateur radio. There is no age limit to becoming an amateur radio operator.

To operate an amateur radio you need to obtain a license and be registered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

With the introduction of a new entry level Foundation License, training courses have been established to help new comers to obtain their amateur radio license.

Anyone can start to participate in the exciting hobby of Amateur Radio by reading the Foundation License Manual and attending a weekend of training with approved assessors. Manuals are available from SGARS.

For applicants under 18 years of age, the assessment fee is only $35.00. The amateur radio license fee is currently $75.00 with a $51 annual licence renewal fee after the first year. Amateur Radio Operators badge is available to scouts and guides who have obtained an amateur radio license. Your entry to amateur radio and the special badge is only one easy step away. Do not delay as positions fill up quickly. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Training and assessment is provided by members of The St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS), who hold a current Working With Children Check.

SGARS also set up and operate the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) station each year at the Boree Regatta. For more information about Foundation Amateur Radio license, JOTA or SGARS email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Category: Scouts and Guides