Update (January 31, 2019) - This class is now full. The next class will begin in May.

** Just announced (January 2019) **

NEW AMATEUR RADIO BASIC COURSE ANNOUNCED

The Northern Alberta Radio Club (NARC) is happy to announce that the next Basic Training Course. The course is a series of 6 classes run over several Fridays [evenings] and Saturdays [all day] in February [8/9 and 22/23] and March [8/9].

Friday classes will run 18:30 (6:30 pm) to 21:00 (9:00 pm) and Saturday classes will run from 09:00 (9:00 am) to 16:00 (4:00 pm). Lunch will be provided for the Saturday classes, with water, tea, and coffee available all days.

At the end of the course all students will have the opportunity to challenge the certification exam. If, at the end of the course, you would like additional preparation time an alternate exam date/time can be arranged.

The course fee is $120, which includes a manual, handouts and lunches. The course will be held at the club site at 200 - 92 avenue, Strathcona County (accessed from 17 Street - on Google maps as Northern Alberta Radio Club [link below]). As you drive east on 92 avenue, the club buildings are right at the base of the tower. Ample parking is available on site.

To attend, please complete the registration form. Payment is due on day of first class. Only cash or cheque is acceptable as we do not have any option of taking payment using plastic.

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For more information, please email our training director with your query.

The address of the NARC (VE6HM) site is 200 92 Avenue NW, Strathcona County and is accessed off of 17 Street.

About Amateur Radio Certificates

NARC can help you get your Amateur Radio Certificate by offering both Basic and Advanced level classes at various times throughout the year.

To earn your certificate with Basic Qualification, you’ll need to pass a written exam. This is a 70% pass-grade, 100-question multiple-choice test, covering such topics as radio operating practices, basic electrical theory, and the Radio communication regulations that apply to amateur radio. A mark of 80% or more gives the candidate the additional privileges of Basic Qualification with honours.

Candidates for the Advanced Qualification must pass a 70% pass-grade, 50-question multiple-choice examination covering electrical theory primarily related to the additional privileges granted to holders of the Advanced Qualification.

NARC offers both the Basic and Advanced Course when there is a large enough class size. Contact the training director using the online contact form.