Basic License Course

Registration is now closed for the Fall 2019 session.

Our next set of classes will be in the Spring of 2020.

If you are interested in getting an notification of our next session schedule , please send an email to with Subject “NOTIFICATION REQUEST | Basic License Course – Spring 2020″. Please include your full name, email and phone number.

Location:                Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club

Dates:                      Fall 2019  (4 Saturdays) September 21, 28and October 5 and 19.  Exam on October 19.

Time:                        9:00am to 4:00pm (lunch included)

Cost:                         $125

Registration:         The class size will be limited to the first 12 registrants.

The basic course will take place on 4 Saturdays and will consist of presentations, demonstrations, practice questions with the final examination on the last session. The focus will be on question bank provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada (previously known as Industry Canada):

The course consists of:

  • Rules and regulations
  • Operating procedures
  • Station assembly, practice and safety
  • Basic electronic theory
  • Feed lines and antennae
  • Radio wave propagation
  • Interference and suppression

The final exam consists of 100 questions with a pass mark of 70%. This will qualify the student for VHF and UHF privileges and a call sign. Those who achieve a pass mark of 80% or better qualifies them for the HF band privileges. Students are encouraged to download the exam generator from the ISED Canada web site  to assist the learning process.

Other clubs in the area that offer courses: