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Getting Started in Amateur Radio

You can obtain your Basic License by either taking our course or by challenging the ISED exam.
We have accredited examiners available to invigilate the exam. You can contact them by sending an email to to arrange a day and time (normally in an evening during the week or weekends).

Before challenging the exam, we recommend that you review the material below and go through the practice exams until you are confident in obtaining a score of 80% or better.

The Basic License exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions. A grade of 70 to 79% will allow you VHF/UHF priviledges while a grade of 80% or better enables you access on HF bands.
The exam is closed book. A simple calculator is permitted. There is no time limit.

We offer the exam at our facilities located at:

Additional information such as fees will be provided once you are ready to take the exam.

Here are several links to sites providing information on how to become a licensed Amateur Radio operator.

Radio Amateurs of Canada:
ISED Canada:
American Radio Relay League:
Study Guides:
Practice Exams: