Courses

Basic Amateur License

Our Fall 2017 Basic License course session is now full.
This notice will be updated if we have any last minute cancellations.

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Location:                Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club

Dates:                      Saturdays:  October 28, November 4, 18, 25.    Exam on November 25

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

Cost:                         $125

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

To register, send an email to club@ve7scc.org with Subject “Course Registration”. Please include your name and contact information (email and phone). We will email you confirming your registration.

The basic course will take place on 4 Saturdays and will consist of presentations, demonstrations, practice questions with the final exam being given on the last session. The focus will be on question bank provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada (previously known as Industry Canada): http://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/apeg_practice.practice_form

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/025.nsf/eng/h_00040.html  to assist the learning process.

The course includes the “Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide” by Coax Publications, handouts and the exam.