At this level you will expand your knowledge of radio theory, operating techniques and learn about a few concepts covering components and construction. Also the basic laws of electricity are dealt with and calculations relating to these and wavelength and frequency. Unlike the Foundation Licence, the Intermediate Licence allows you to build your own transmitters from scratch. Consequently you need to be able to demonstrate some basic construction skills.
We run Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced courses and examinations on a regular basis. Please contact us if you wish to participate in any training course.
Training courses and examinations take place over weekends and are run by our very experienced team of volunteers. After taking the foundation course, students are ready to apply for their foundation license, and begin their journey into amateur radio. The Foundation Course This is very much a beginners' course and concentrates on how to use a radio properly within the rules of your licence and above all safely.
If you have no background in radio or electronics, or you did not enjoy science and maths at school, you need not worry. The course is designed to teach you everything you need to get your Foundation Licence.
Much of the training is practical, and covers essential skills, e. On the course, you will transmit on different types of Amateur Radio equipment under supervision and have a taste of Morse code. There is some teaching of radio and electronics theory but only enough to prepare you for the exam.
The Foundation Licence exam is very straightforward and consists of 26 multiple choice questions which you have 45 minutes to answer.
Your exam paper is marked by the invigilator right after the exam, so you will know your result straight away. There are no required qualifications or prerequisites for students wanting to take a Foundation Licence course.
The Intermediate Course Once you have gained experience at the Foundation Level, we are sure you will want to take the next step up to the Intermediate Licence, which allows a greater degree of freedom in the hobby, including an increase in permitted power from 10W to 50W.
Much of the training is practical but, on this course, the emphasis is on constructional skills. You will learn how to solder, recognise electronic components, and build a simple circuit.
As part of the course, students undertake a small radio related construction project in their own time.
This course also introduces the essentials of radio and electronics theory, building on the start that was made in the Foundation Licence course. It is run over 2 weekends 1 month apart.
This is to allow time for the construction project. The Intermediate Licence exam consists of 45 multiple choice questions which you have 75 minutes to answer.
Just as for the Foundation Licence exam, your paper is marked by the invigilator right after the exam, so you will know your result straight away.
Any student wanting to take an Intermediate Licence course must first pass the exam for the Foundation Licence. The Advanced Course Many experienced Intermediate Licence holders find that they want to take the final step up to the Advanced Licence, which gives Radio Amateurs the greatest freedom in the hobby, including access to all bands, reciprocal licensing agreements abroad and an increase in permitted power from 50W to W.
Advanced Licence holders are also allowed to transmit with home-built equipment.
The Advanced Licence course is a demanding one and goes into detailed theory of radio and electronics theory. There is no practical work in this course as students will be Intermediate Licence holders and are likely to be active with their own stations and have areas of interest in the hobby, for example, contests or construction.
The Advanced Licence exam consists of 62 multiple-choice questions which you have 2 hours to answer. Unlike the Foundation and the Intermediate Licence exams, these exams are national exams and run to a fixed timetable. The papers must be sent away for marking so it is not possible to know if you have passed on the day.
The Advanced Licence course is run over 6 weekends, 1 weekend day per week. Any student wanting to take an Advanced Licence course must first pass the exam for the Intermediate Licence.Mar 02, · I actually think it is a massive oversight on the part of the RSGB / RCF not to provide the results back to candidate as standard after taking the full license exam.
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at powers up to 50 Watts, you then have to pass the Intermediate Licence exam. and has successfully completed the RSGB Train-the-Trainer course and is an week later, after the RSGB has verified the marking of the exam papers.
A recent Exam Group meeting approved the roll-out of online Foundation and Intermediate exams. From the 1st of November, the RSGB HQ Exams Department will accept applications for online Intermediate exams and, from the 2nd of January , you will be able to apply for an online Foundation exam.
Additionally, there was a very high number of candidates for the 6th December Advanced exam, and lots of papers being requested for Foundation & Intermediate before year-end.
Accordingly, the exam department at RSGB HQ is very busy. Exam fees for the Foundation and Intermediate will need to be paid to the club or directly to the RSGB online no later than 3 weeks before the intended date of the exam and a completed Candidate Application Form will need to be filled in and handed in or emailed to the Exam Secretary.