Amateur Radio Basic License Course


Our next Basic License course will be planned for the fall of 2019.

Send an email to with Subject “Basic License Course – Wait List”. Please include your full name, email and phone number.

Other clubs in the area that offer courses:

Location:                Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club

Dates:                      Fall 2019  (4 Saturdays)

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.