Fall 2022 Course Information

NORAC is pleased to offer the basic qualification course in the fall of 2022.  The course dates are November 2nd - December 4th (Sunday and Wednesday nights, 7:00pm - 9:30pm) in Vernon.

Course fee is $100 and includes the Coax Publications "Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide" book.

If you would like to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time is of the essence, as we need to get all registrations in by October 9th to be able to order the books for the class.

We hope to see you on November 2nd!

 


 

Introduction

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

Classes typically run 2-2.5 hours and run two nights per week, for 6-8 weeks. This splits the content into absorbable chunks and makes it easier for us to schedule our team of volunteer instructors.

On exam night participants will take the 100 questions 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

The cost is $100, this includes books & course materials, pays for part of the room rental and the remainder of the current year's NORAC membership.

How to Sign Up

Please email our Education Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Local Industry Canada Amateur Radio Examiners

VE7TRZ - Terry Rudersdorfer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.