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Advanced and Standard Courses

If you are interested in attending a course, please email Learning Organiser, at learning@emdrc.com.au, to register your interest.

Courses are free to EMDRC members. Interested applicants are invited to join the EMDRC or pay the equivalent amount as a course fee.

Exam costs are as follows, $70 for all exams. Initial Licenses cost $78 and annual renewals are $53. Callsign (next available) $5 or a requested Callsign $20, which are passed on to the WIA.

Please bring a passport sized photo with you on the day (if you don’t your new license application will be delayed).

Next Standard and Upgrade course planned to start – April 2018.

All Candidates will be required to attend the initial Maths Refresher course to ensure the best outcome.

Mathematics refresher (1)
Mathematics refresher (2)
Mathematics refresher (3)
Regulations (1)
Regulations (2)
Regulations Examination
Introduction to Electronics and Radio
Queen’s Birthday Weekend
Semiconductors and Vacuum tubes
Semiconductor (2) and Amplifiers (1)
Amplifiers (2) and Oscillators
Power Supplies and Test Equipment
Transmitters (1)
Transmitters (2)
Receivers (1)
Receivers (2) and Propagation
Transmission Lines, Antennas
Interference and Safety
Revision
Revision
Examinations – Theory

  • Standard course goes 12:30 to 3:15
  • Upgrade course goes from 3:15 to 5:00 pm
  • Upgrade course students need not attend the 12:30 – 3:15 session unless they wish to refresh themselves

Standard Licence Courses

The standard licence will expand your horizons if you are upgrading from a foundation licence. It provides an opportunity to communicate with people all over the world as it allows for the use of more bands and higher power than the foundation licence. You will also be able to make and or modify your own equipment, as a foundation licensee must only use standard, unmodified commercial amateur radio equipment. More information, check out the WIA site.

Text for the course

The Standard Licence Theory Handbook by Graeme Scott VK2KE

Optional books and link, not used in class but with useful information

Radio Theory Handbook – Beginner to Advance by Ron Bertrand VK2DQ – Kindle Edition

1000 Questions for Novice Licence Candidates by The Education Service, WIA. (NSW. Division)

Radio & Electronics School (RES)

Examination details

This is your next step up the ladder from the Foundation Licence. For 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 Licence Courses

The Advanced Licence will expand your horizons if you are upgrading from a foundation or standard licence. It provides an opportunity to communicate with people all over the world as it allows for the use of more bands and higher power than the other two licenses. You will be able to carry out experiments by bouncing signals off the moon and talk by bouncing your signal off aircraft. You will also be able to make and or modify your own equipment. The advanced grade licensee can use the 20-meter band and can therefore join one of the several very popular nets. More information, check out the WIA site.

Text for the course

Advanced Licence Theory Handbook by Graeme Scott VK2KE

Optional books and link, not used in class but with useful information

Radio Theory Handbook – Beginner to Advance by Ron Bertrand VK2DQ – Kindle Edition

500 Questions for AOCP Licence Candidates by The Education Service, WIA. (NSW. Division)

Radio & Electronics School (RES)

Examination details

This is your next step up the ladder from the Standard Licence. For an Advance License 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.

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