After several months of long hours in the second half of 2023, I am proud to announce that NORAC now has new Basic Qualification course material.  The content is a fork of the Ylab material that was used in the 2023 course that has been largely re-written, redesigned, and improved.


Improvements include:

  • visual accessibility - all content follows the same standards for font sizes and font face that is easier to read for those with visual impairment
  • all busy pages have been broken up in to multiple pages, each with a logical subtopic
  • numerous changes to wording and explanations and additional explanations
  • additional images/graphics
  • complete re-organization of the content such that course material follows ISED exam categories - makes studying and writing practice exams much easier!
  • a "cheat sheet" for a quick review of key parts of what needs to be known for the exam


I would like thank the following people for their support, suggestions, and reviews:

  • my XYL, Tanya, and son, Alex VE7AHX (14)
  • Ritchie Leslie VA7RLX
  • Doug Stewart VA7CPS
  • Cary Benson VA7MXY
  • John Semenec VE7JWS
  • Jeromy Hildebrand VE7JAR
  • Howard Sisson VA7PWF
  • Richard Reeves VE7NT
  • Yael Cohen VE7YDC
  • ... among many others - thank you all!


The material is hosted on NORAC's Google Drive account and is publicly available here.  In the spirit of open source licensing, the material is re-released under the Creative Commons License.

Please feel free to peruse, and if you have any constructive feedback, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





NORAC Education Coordinator