Obtaining an amateur radio licence is easy with the Foundation entry level accreditation. There is no morse code to learn, you don't need technical qualifications and there are no age limits.
The St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) will be holding weekend amateur radio licence training courses and assessments throughout 2020, within the St George/Sutherland Shire.
NOTE: on instruction from the UTAS-AMC, all face-to-face amateur assessments will cease as of 23 March 2020 and as such our next planned training and assessment weekend for May will not occur – a decision regarding our other planned courses will be made at an appropriate time in the future.
Face to face training course for the Foundation level licence is provided on the Saturday.
Assessments for foundation, standard and advanced level licences are held on the Sunday, by our assessors, authorised by the AMC Amateur Radio Office.
Weekend licence training courses and assessments have been scheduled for the following dates;
- February 15th & 16th (completed)
- May 16th & 17th (cancelled due to COVID19)
- August 22nd & 23rd
- November 21st & 22nd
- February 20th & 21st 2021
The introduction of the new entry level foundation licence in 2006 has re ignited a high level of interest in the hobby. Anyone can start to participate in the exciting hobby of Amateur Radio by reading the Foundation License Manual and attending a weekend of training and assessment. The assessment consists of a 25 question multiple choice exam paper and a straight forward practical assessment.