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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
E-mail: training2015 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|
|32||3-Sep-2015 to 1-Oct-2015||8-Oct-2015|
|33||14-Jan-2016 to 11-Feb-2016||18-Feb-2016|
|34||1-Sep-2016 to 29-Sep-2016||6-Oct-2016|
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 15 17-Mar-2016 to 26-May-2016 Thu 2-Jun-2016
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.
Intermediate Practicals Workshop
For those who just need Intermediate Practical Assessments (as they may wish to take the exam elsewhere), CARS offer this opportunity in July:-
Course No Course Dates 2 14-Jul-2016 and 21-Jul-2016
The £15 cost includes room hire and project materials - but you are advised to have the Intermediate Book as well. As time is limited, preparation beforehand is advised and should include 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 6.30 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.
Advanced Classes are held from 7-9pm on Thursday evenings at Danbury Village Hall.
CARS offer a number of options for the Advanced exam. 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).
|Course No||Course Dates||Exam Date|
|16R||29-Oct-2015 to 3-Dec-2015 Revision Classes||Mon 7-Dec-2015|
|17P||23-Jun & 30-Jun Prep Classes||Tue 5-Jul-2016|
|18R||27-Oct-2016 to 1-Dec-2016 Revision Classes||Mon 5-Dec-2016|
|19P||22-Jun & 29-Jun Prep Classes  ||Tue 4-Jul-2017|
|20R||26-Oct-2017 to 30-Nov-2017 Revision Classes||Mon 4-Dec-2017|
Those interested in this course 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.
NB: Advanced Exam dates/times are set nationally
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
- 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: g0ibn (at) kersey1.freeserve.co.uk
A major part of any course cost is the RCF/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 Society: 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
Licence Conditions inc Frequency Schedules: Ofcom Amateur Radio Pages Online Licensing Service: Start here Online Licensing - User Guide Leaflet: Click Here
The exam system is 'owned' by the Radio Communications Foundation - the RCF Exam Syllabuses are downloadable from: RCF RCE webpages
Online mock exam material: http://www.hamtests.co.uk/
Help us sign up more candidates:-
CARS Foundation Posters: Colour, Red, Monochrome 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 5-Sep-2015