Public interest and time permitting NORAC tries to hold basic license courses in Amateur Radio.

Normally starting in Sept-Oct (exact dates TBA) classes typically run 2-2.5 hours and run two nights per week, for 6-8 weeks.

On exam night participants will take the 100 question multiple choice Industry Canada exam and have the opportunity to earn a Federal license for amateur radio. A score of 70% is a pass, and a score above 80% is considered passing with 'honors' which unlocks additional frequencies for the new operator.

What is Amateur Radio?

Amateur radio (ham radio) is the licensed and private amateur use of designated radio bands, for purposes of recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, global wireless communication, experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.

Why attend?

Amateur Radio frequencies and mountain top repeaters can be utilized by licensed operators in times of emergency, or for general communications. If you’re an avid outdoors person, snowmobiler, hiker, hunter etc., basic equipment can be used to contact other radio operators, and even to make a phone call when deep in the bush well outside of cellular range.

To learn about the hobby, and learn how to build and operate equipment that can be used to contact others around the world.

Course Details

Cost is $100, this includes books & course materials, pays for part of the room rental and a 1 year full membership to NORAC upon being licensed .

How to Sign Up

Please email Aaren Jensen (VA7AEJ) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.