Licences

In the UK, there are three levels of amateur radio licence - Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

Worthing Radio Events Group can provide training and run the examinations necessary to obtain all three classes of licence.

Foundation Licence

The Foundation licence is designed to get you involved in amateur radio as quickly as possible.

 Foundation Licence

Before you are allowed to transmit 'live' it is important that you know a little bit about how your radio works, the dangers of interfering with other radio users, how not to upset your neighbours or your parents (if you are a young person) and the rules and regulations of holding a radio transmitting licence.

Intermediate Licence

The Permitted power levels are increased to 50 watts.

 Intermediate Licence

To obtain the Intermediate licence it is advisable to take a training course, but not mandatory. 

This course is longer than the Foundation course and aims to teach many of the fundamentals of radio in a stimulating way by actually undertaking practical tasks such as soldering, building a small project and a variety of other exercises building on the experience you have gained as a Foundation licence holder.

Advanced Licence

This is the highest level of licence that you can obtain. To gain an Advanced licence it is necessary to pass the Advanced Radio Communications Examination.

Advanced Licence

This examination adds to the knowledge gained from the Intermediate course, it again covers radio theory and licence conditions but because holding a full licence enables you to use 400 Watts of power, such subjects as Electro Magnetic Compatability (EMC), antenna design and safety issues are covered in some depth.

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