G0MWT, GX0MWT, GB5HF & M2T
Amateur Radio Training Courses
Amateur Radio licences are now obtained by passing a progressive system of Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels of the Radio Communications Examination. Anyone entering the hobby must go through each stage before progressing to the next. Foundation and Intermediate levels include operating and practical assessments as well as theory. CARS offer a full range of amateur radio licence training courses.
A course may not run if confirmed numbers are below six per course. If you just need an exam/re-take, please contact us to see if we can fit you in on an existing date
Contact the CARS Training Coordinator
Chris Chapman G0IPU
Email: training2017 at g0mwt.org.uk
Get on the air with the entry-level Foundation Licence. CARS runs Foundation Courses which are on Thursday evenings at 7-9pm at Danbury Village Hall.
|Course No||Course Dates||Exam Date|
|35||19-Jan-2017 to 16-Feb-2017||23-Feb-2017|
|36||7-Sep-2017 to 5-Oct-2017 (tbc)||12-Oct-2017|
On successful completion of the Foundation Course the candidates will be able to apply for a Foundation Licence which allows the use of all modes on most of the Amateur bands with upto 10W power.
The cost is £50 which includes room hire, the RSGB Exam Fee* and the 'Foundation Now!' manual.
Please ensure you forward details of your full name, address, phone & mobile numbers and email address.
The Intermediate Licence (permitting upto 50W on all bands) requires that you must first have passed the Foundation level. The Courses are held from 7-9pm on Thursday evenings at Danbury Village Hall.
The £80 cost includes room hire, Project materials, Intermediate Licence manual, and RSGB Exam Fee.*
Course No Course Dates Exam Date 16 23-Mar-2017 to 1-Jun-2017 Thu 8-Jun-2017
Note that we will need to know details of your Foundation callsign and exam pass date as well as your full name, address, phone & mobile numbers and email address.
For those who just need Foundation or Intermediate Practical Assessments (as they may wish to take the exam separately), CARS offer opportunities in parallel with other courses - please enquire
The cost includes room hire and project materials - but you are advised to have the appropriate course book as well. As time is limited, preparation beforehand is advised.
- Foundation: Prior knowledge of the phonetic alphabet is an advantage.
- Intermediate: Candidates should have an awareness of the Resistor Colour Code and basic circuit symbols as these are used in the practicals.
Note: Attendees should aim to arrive for a prompt 7pm start, until 9pm, and places are limited.
Advanced Courses / Exams
From 1-Jan-2004 the Advanced Exam replaced the RAE. Passing this gives you a Full Licence (upto 400W and other privileges). It is necessary to have passed both Foundation and Intermediate levels prior to signing up for this.
CARS offer a number of options for Advanced exams, which are held on Thursday evenings at Danbury Village Hall. A full 13-14wk course costs £90 including room hire, Advance Exam manual and RSGB Exam Fee.*. When demand is not sufficient for a full course, CARS may offer shorter Prep/Revision Classes and Exam-only sessions for those who have already studied at home/elsewhere and have their own course books (aka fast-track courses) - costs for these are between £45 (Exam-only) and £65 (Revision course).
Our July and December slots are aligned with the Bath Distance Learning course which is highly recommended. If you need additional revision slots/mentoring do contact us.
|Course No||Course Dates||Exam Date|
|19E||Exam Only  ||Thu 6-Jul-2017|
|20E||Exam Only||Thu 7-Dec-2017|
NB: If you need an Advance Exam, the RSGB require it to be booked and paid for at least four weeks beforehand. Those interested should contact our Training Manager with details of their Intermediate callsign and exam pass date as well as full name, address, phone & mobile numbers and email address.
Exam Retakes: The above sessions can also be used for Foundation/Intermediate - please enquire if you need this
CW Classes − • − •   − − • −
Morse Code (CW) enables DX working at low power levels. Want to be proficient at Morse ?
CARS offers Morse classes on Thursday evenings at Danbury, run by Andrew Kersey G0IBN
CW Bootcamp: Essex CW Club may also host an event this autumn - Click for Poster or Website
- Course Overview:  Click Here (PDF)
- Times: Thursday evenings, 7pm (Usually those nights when other training courses are underway)
- Venue: Danbury Village Hall, Main Rd, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 4NQ
- Contact: Andrew Kersey G0IBN - T: 01621-868347, E: morse at g0mwt.org.uk
A major part of any course cost is the RSGB Exam Fee. As of Sept-2007 this is levied at a flat rate regardless of whether you are an RSGB member or not, in order to be non-discriminatory. Increases in Sept-2009 and Nov-2010 have prompted consequent revisions to CARS course costs
Alternative Training Centres in Essex
Colchester Radio Amateurs: http://www.g3co.org.uk/
Harlow & District Amateur Radio Society: http://www.g6ut.com/
Havering & District Amateur Radio Club: http://www.haveringradioclub.co.uk/
Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society: http://www.lefars.org.uk/
South Essex Amateur Radio Society: http://www.southessex-ars.co.uk/
Thames Amateur Radio Group: http://www.thamesarg.org.uk/
Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club: http://www.taarc.co.uk/
Exam Requirements Guide Just Passed ? Foundation Feedback forms: Word, PDF Echolink Primer
Foundation Slides Getting Started Guides Foundation Online
First Steps: What is Amateur Radio? Next Steps: Getting Started - FAQs Training info: RSGB Training web pages Exams topics: Exam Syllabuses
RSGB Sample Papers: Foundation, Intermediate, Advance
Online mock exam material: http://www.hamtests.co.uk/
Licence Conditions inc Frequency Schedules: Ofcom Amateur Radio Pages Online Licensing Service: Start here
Help us sign up more candidates:-
CARS Foundation Leaflet / Registration Form CARS Leaflet, Training Banner
Essex Repeater Group - home of GB3DA STELAR - the Radio Education Charity
CARS Website and Slide Design Resources are here
CARS Amateur Radio Exam Centres & Locations
CARS uses RSGB registered exam centres. Click on the links for location mapsEX144 - Danbury Village Hall - Map EX238 - Danbury United Reformed Church Hall - Map EX99 - St Mary's Church Centre, Great Baddow - Map EX316 - King Edward Grammar School, KEGS EX75 - Chelmsford Scouts, SpringfieldExtras:-
Danbury Village Hall on Multimap: Close-in or Wider Area Public Transport: Bus Timetables
Photos of Danbury Village Hall and other Exam Centres are on the Photos Page
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Last revised 11-Dec-2016