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Amateur Radio Training Courses
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COVID-19: Physical Training Courses & CW Classes are suspended
RSGB Online Exams may be available, please enquire with John M0JOC below
Meanwhile we continue to update our material for the new RSGB syllabus
Amateur Radio licences are obtained by passing a progressive system of exams for Foundation, Intermediate and Full 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, as well as separate practical/exam sessions and Morse classes.
Numbers: A full course may not run if confirmed numbers are below six per course. Flexibility: If you just need an exam/re-take, please contact us to see if we can fit you in on an existing date Extra Dates: If arranged in good time we can offer exams/practical sessions on Skills Nights (EX sessions below)
John O'Connell, M0JOC is the CARS Training Coordinator / Exam Secretary
Those wishing to book a place should contact him by . . .
E: training2021 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 40F 6-Feb-2020 to 13-Feb-2020 - fast-track practicals/mock 20-Feb-2020 41F 9-Apr-2020 to 16-Apr-2020 - fast-track practicals/mock - CANCELLED 23-Apr-2020
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 of a full-length 6wk course is £60 which includes room hire, the RSGB Exam Fee* and the 'Foundation Licence Manual' training book. Shorter 3wk fast-track courses are £40 inclusive.
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.*
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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 flexible opportunities - 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.
Full Courses / Exams
On 1-Jan-2004 the Advanced Exam replaced the C&G RAE. Now known as the Full Exam, 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 Full exams, which are held on Thursday evenings at Danbury Village Hall. CARS 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).
We often offer July and December slots 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|
|26E||Exam-only - CANCELLED||Thu 23-Apr-2020|
|27E||Prep - Thu 9-Jul-2020||Thu 16-Jul-2020|
|28E||Prep - Thu 26-Nov-2020||Thu 3-Dec-2020|
NB: If you need a Full Exam, please contact our Training Coordinator with details of your Intermediate callsign and exam pass date as well as full name, address, phone & mobile numbers and email address.
Exam sessions above can also be used for other levels - please enquire if you need this.
CW Classes − • − •   − − • −
LEARN MORSE IN 2020! - Morse classes start again at Danbury Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday, 16th January, 2020 until Easter. If you are a complete beginner Danbury is the best place, you will have your own "Elmer" to instruct and guide you. If you just want to refresh your morse skills Danbury has a group of enthusiasts who will be pleased to help. If you just want a pleasurable evening with CW friends just come and join us for a fun evening whenever it suits you.
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: morse2021 at g0mwt.org.uk
A major part of any course cost is the RSGB Exam Fee. This is levied at a flat rate regardless of whether you are an RSGB member or not, in order to be non-discriminatory.
Alternative Training Centres in Essex
Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society: http://www.badars.co.uk/
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/
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 Introduction
Foundation Online - useful prep HamTests - online mocks
First Steps: What is Amateur Radio? Next Steps: Getting Started - FAQs Training info: RSGB Training web pages Exam topics: Exam Syllabuses
RSGB: Mock Exams & Handouts, Other: http://www.hamtests.co.uk/
Licence Conditions inc Frequency Schedules: Ofcom Amateur Radio Pages Online Licensing Service: Start here Online Licensing - User Guide Leaflet: Click Here
Help us sign up more candidates:-
CARS Foundation Posters: Colour-1, Colour-2, Red/Mono CARS Foundation Leaflet / Registration Form CARS Leaflet, Training Banner
Essex Repeater Group - home of GB3DA Radio Communications Foundation (RCF) - 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 Google Maps: Close-in or Wide Area Public Transport: Bus Timetables
Photos of Danbury Village Hall and other Exam Centres are on the Photos Page
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