Foundation Courses

Please be advised following the recent developments relating to COVID-19, the AMC Amateur Radio Office, under direction from the University of Tasmania policy, will cease all face to face teaching and related activities from Monday 23rd March, this will include the AMC Amateur Radio assessors.

The Foundation Courses – are generally held 9:30am- 5:00pm on the Saturday and assessment on the Sunday morning. Courses are free to EMDRC members.

Interested applicants are invited to join the EMDRC to attend the course for free.

Exam costs are $90

Initial licences cost $78, annual renewals are $53.

Please bring a passport sized photo with you on the day (if you don’t your new license application will be delayed). You will also need to have a copy of the foundation manual, these can be purchased at the club on the day.

Next Foundation – Proposed mid April

If you are interested in attending a course, please email the Learning Organiser, at, to register your interest.

Foundation Course – Day 1

You will have a full day of training that alternates between theory and practical sessions where you will be able to exercise your understanding of the concepts just learned. Weather permitting, we will spend time both inside and outside the classroom (our Clubrooms) where you will have a great opportunity to examine the Club’s own working Amateur Radio station.

Foundation Course – Day 2

The remainder of the course material will be covered. 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)

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