About The Course:

The NORAC Amateur Radio Basic Qualifications Course is intended to provide students with the knowledge and understanding necessary to become certified as Canadian Amateur Radio Operators, in accordance with the regulations of Industry Canada. This program is organized and instructed by volunteers associated with the North Okanagan Radio Amateurs Club, and will run Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, September 17th 2017 through October 25th.

Campus Location:

The People Place - 3402 27th Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1S1


Application Deadline: September 17th
Application Fees Deadline: September 17th

Tuition & Fees:

Entrance Fee: $50
Textbook: $50
*Textbooks ordered after September 10th may not arrive in time for the first class.
*The course relies heavily on textbook material, but groups or families may choose to share copies.

Payments can be made online at norac.bc.ca/hosted/membership/joinnorac.html scroll down the page to Online Payment Option #3 - Amateur Radio Course Registration.

Completion Requirements:

Complete the Canadian Basic Qualification Exam with a mark of 70% or greater.

How to Register:

Online - Submit payment for the Amateur Radio Course (Online Payment Option #3) and the requested
information via our website at http://norac.bc.ca/hosted/membership/joinnorac.html

Via Mail - Submit payment for the NORAC Amateur Radio - Basic Qualifications course to:

NORAC. c/o PO Box 1706, Vernon, B.C. Canada, V1T-8C3.

Please include your mailing address, email address, and preferred phone number so that we may
contact you.

By Email - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your intention to attend the NORAC Amateur Radio - Basic
Qualifications course. Please provide your full name and telephone number. Course Fees may be paid
via cheque or cash in person on March 13th, but students choosing this payment option are expected to
obtain a textbook beforehand on their own.

Please Bring:

  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Lined Paper
  • Calculator
  • Textbook: Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide, 9th Edition.

Contact Us:

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns regarding the course or the


Date Topic Instructor Chapter
09/17 Introduction Brad  
  Regulations   17
09/20 Electronic Fundamentals I Terry 2
  Electronic Fundamentals II   3
09/24 Electronic Fundamentals III Terry 4
  Semiconductors and Tubes   9
  Power Supplies   10
09/27 Transmitters I David 13
  Transmitters II   13
10/01 Review Terry  
  Equipment Demo    
10/04 Receivers Bob 14
10/08 Signals and Propagation Doug 5,6
10/11 Antennas Doug 8
  Transmission Lines   7
10/15 Station Assembly and Safety David 11,16
  Operating Procedures Aaren 12
10/18 Interference and Suppression Bob 15
10/22 Complete Review Doug  
10/25 Final Exam Examiner
Bill Crowther


It's common that the subject matter of this course can seem technical to the beginner and often leads to a small number of drop-outs in the first few weeks. Often these drop-outs just stop attending and we don't hear back from them which is very unfortunate.

Please understand that as a radio club we are all committed to assist everyone make it to the end and succeed. If at some point you want to drop out you should know that it's very common that ALL the students who make it to the end of the course pass the exam and become licensed Amateur Radio Operators.

If you feel overwhelmed at any time during the course please speak with our club members and ask for assistance. We will gladly help in any way we can.