Basic Amateur License

Thank you to all that have expressed interest in the course.

We have now reached our class size limit and we are no longer accepting registrations.

If you are interested in talking the course in the future, please send an email to with subject “Interested in Basic License Course” and include your full name and contact information in the email.
We will put your name in our wait list and contact you when we offer the next course.


Location:                Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club

Dates:                      Saturday, April 29,     Saturday, May 6,    Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, May 27.    Exam on May 27

CORRECTION:  Saturday May 20th has been moved to Saturday May 13 so as not to conflict with the Victoria Day long weekend.

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

Cost:                         $125

Registration:         The class size will be limited to the first 10 registrants.

To register, send an email to 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):

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.

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