Record Number of South African Candidates for Radio Amateur Exam

South Africa's SARL reports, there were 167 candidates who have registered for the RAE exam which took place on 18 May 2019, a record number students.

There are only two exam sessions a year, in May and October.

The 90 question Class A exam for the HAREC compatible licence, equivalent to UK Full.

The Class A RAE paper comprises 90 questions and is a single exam direct route to the HAREC compatible Full (ZS & ZR prefix) 1-kilowatt licence.

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UK Amateur Radio Foundation Level Training Manual Released for Kindle

UK Amateur Radio Foundation Level Training Manual Released for Kindle

The RSGB Foundation Licence Manual is now available in the convenient electronic Kindle format

The Foundation Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs is the RSGB course-book for those who wish to become radio amateurs in the UK.

This book sets out to provide the very latest information required to obtain a UK Foundation licence. Broken down into 15 easy to digest sections Foundation Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs covers all you will need to know to be successful in the examination.

This book provides insight into technical basics, receivers, transmitters, antennas, feeders and propagation. There are details of the operating practices & procedures you will need to know alongside safety considerations, electromagnetic compatibility and licence information.

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Successful Club Expands Training Team

Chippenham Amateur Radio club held its 52nd Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26th March.

At the meeting in the club’s new headquarters at Kington Langley Village Hall it was agreed that the Club which has a strong and dedicated training team will continue to offer full training and support for any potential new members wishing to explore the world of Amateur Radio.

There are three nationally recognised RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) courses available to people of all learning abilities, these range from Intermediate through to Foundation and Advanced. Once licensed it will allow the operator with their own dedicated International approved callsign to contact people all over the world by radio which often leads to strong and long-lasting friendships.

The syllabus of the courses is changing this year and many clubs across the UK have decided to put training on hold in order to familiarise themselves with any changes that may peruse.

However, Chippenham Amateur Radio Club are currently running a fully subscribed Foundation Level course for people interested in getting started in Amateur Radio, but are pleased to confirm it will be running another Foundation level two day course over the weekend of 20th and 21st July 2019.

The course which includes ten hours of learning and basic practical assessments will be followed by a short multiple choice exam at the training and exam centre in Kington Langley.

Chippenham Amateur Radio Club has one of the largest memberships of any radio club with over 70 members of all ages from teenagers through to pensioners, all with a common interest in radio. The club is recognised for training and development of new and existing members and currently holds a 100% pass rate for members taking the nationally recognised examinations.

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