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AMATEUR RADIO, A GREAT HOBBY

AMATEUR RADIO, A GREAT HOBBY

THE CLUB CONDUCTS AMATEUR RADIO ASSESSMENTS

*ring the secretary for info.

 

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

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  • Foundation Assessment. (AOCP(F)

  • Standaed Assessmnet (AOCP(S)

  • Advanced Assessment (AOCP(A)

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The club provides exams for candidates on the following :

  1. Practical Exam
  2. Foundation Written Exam
  3. Standard Written Exam
  4. Advanced Written Exam
  5. Regulations Written Exam

 

Foundation License (F-Call):

This license enables the candidate to transmit on a restricted set of frequencies with a restricted power output. To obtain this license a candidate must pass the practical assessment and the Foundation written examination. Callsigns are allocated in the format VK, (0-9) indicating which state you are in, F for foundation, and three other letters (A-Z, A-Z, A-Z). e.g. VK4FAAA would be a Qld F-Call station.

The Foundation License
This is the basic level license, to obtain this license you will need to pass a 25 multiple choice written exam and a hands on practical assessment.

The pass mark for the written exam is 70% and time allowed is 30 minutes.

You must however pass 100% of the practical component (its not as difficult as it sounds)

Standard License:

If the candidate has passed the practical assessment, then they need to pass the Standard Written Exam and the Regulations Exam. If the  practical has not been passed, the candidate will need to sit that also. This license allows the candidate to transmit on a few more frequencies than the Foundation License and to increase the power out on some bands. The callsign format is VK, (0-9) for the state, one of the following letters; H,L,M,N,P,V, and two other letters(A-Z, A-Z), e.g. VK2HAA would be a NSW Standard callsign.

The Standard License
This is your next step up the ladder, to get a standard license you will need to pass.

1. A 50 question theory multiple choice written exam pass mark is 70% and time allowed is 60 minutes.
2. A 30 question regulations multiple choice written exam pass mark is 70% and time allowed is 30 Minutes
3. If you have not already passed a practical assessment you will be required to pass this also.

Advanced License:

A candidate must pass the Advanced Written exam as well as the Regulations exam. If the practical assessment has not been passed, the candidate will also have to do the practical exam. This license allows the operator to transmit on all available Amateur Radio frequencies with the maximum allowable power for each mode and band. Callsigns can be three or two letter, e.g. VK4AAA or VK4AA. The two letter call sign is only available to Advanced operators and is commonly known as a vanity callsign.

The Advanced License
This is the top level exam to pass this you will need to pass.

1. A 50 question theory multiple choice written exam pass mark is 70% and time allowed is 90 minutes

2. A 30 question regulations multiple choice written exam pass mark is 70% and time allowed is 30 Minutes.
(If you hold a standard license and you are upgrading to Advanced you do not need to sit the regulations again)

3. If you have not already passed a practical assessment you will be required to pass this also.

Approximate Costs (Confirm these rates at time of Examination).

All written exams cost $70.00 each

The Foundation license combined with the practical is $70.00

An amateur license is $73.00 per year
A License variation costs $41.00
Callsign Requested $20.00
Callsign (next available) $5.00

 

Ring Ron (VK4CRO) Club Secretary for more times (33907762)

Club email vk4wie@yahoo.com.au

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