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Basic Class

Basic Amateur Ham Radio Course is scheduled for September 17 Start, 2018.
Starting Monday evenings at 6:45 PM

Links to Schedule and Syllabus 

You can register the night of the class and payment can be made by cash or cheque.
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Note:
The Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide must be purchased in Advance for the course.
The Basic Study Guides are available from:

  •  Radio World Calgary Ph. (403) 239 - 1400).
    Or
  •  Direct from Coax Publications Ph. 1 (905) 898-4875)

Passing the Basic Qualification Exam (70% pass mark) is the starting point for becoming a ham.  It will get you "on the air" with access to many of the ham bands.   Even better is would be 80% or better giving access to HF frequency privileges as well as a Basic+ certificate.  More about amateur radio qualification levels and privileges can be found on Industry Canada's Amateur Radio Centre web site at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/radioamateur.e


Start Date: Starting September 17, 2018.
Time: 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Duration: Monday evenings for 14 weeks (14 evenings total).
Place:  RockPointe Church – BowRidge   12 BowRidge Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB    Fire Side Room

Exam: Basic Qualification exam included, taken on the last evening

Cost: Regular tuition is $65.00. (Course fee only)

Note: Tuition includes photocopied course materials ($15.00 value), and Basic Qualification test by accredited examiner (would cost $20 if test taken at Industry Canada).

The test is 100 multiple choice questions covering Radio electronics and setup of Amateur Station and Repeaters, Operating Modes, Antennas, Operating practices, and theory.
The pass mark is 70% for Basic Qualification.  80% or better grants Basic+ Certificate Operator.  

There is a "Practice Exam Generator" software program that can be downloaded from the Industry Canada web site at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/radioamateur.e   This will give you an idea of what to expect.

"What if I have to miss some classes?" Depending on your dedication to catch up on missed material, you can miss a few classes, and still comfortably pass the exam. You will receive a course outline and there is some reading to be done between classes and "homework" (assigned questions from the exam bank). So, making it to every class is not as important as keeping up with the material. If you should need to drop out for any reason, your course fee covers you for any future CARA Advanced course scheduled.

If you have any questions on the course, please call me at (403) 293-7879 or e-mail me at john.brookwell@yahoo.com


ADVANCED Class

Advanced Amateur Ham Radio Course is tentatively scheduled for January 14 Start, 2019.
Starting Monday evenings at 6:45 PM

You can register the night of the class and payment can be made by cash or cheque.
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Note:
Advanced Amateur Radio Study Guide Must be purchased in Advance for the course.
The Advanced Study Guides are available from:
  • Radio World Calgary Ph. (403) 239 - 1400).
    Or
  • Direct from Coax Publications Ph. 1 (905) 898-4875)

Passing the Advanced Qualification Exam (70% pass mark) is the starting point for becoming a ham, and it will get you "on the air" with access to many of the ham bands. More about amateur radio qualification levels and privileges can be found on Industry Canada's Amateur Radio Centre web site at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/radioamateur.e

Start Date: Starting January 15, 2018.

Time: 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Duration: Monday evenings for 16 weeks (16 evenings total not including Stat Holidays if required).
Place:  RockPointe Church – BowRidge   12 BowRidge Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB    Fire Side Room

Exam: Advanced Qualification exam included, taken on the last evening

Cost: Regular tuition is $65.00. (Course fee only)

Note: Tuition includes photocopied course materials ($15.00 value),   and Advanced Qualification test by accredited examiner (would cost $20 if test taken at Industry Canada).

The test is 50 multiple choice questions covering Radio electronics and setup of Amateur Station and Repeaters, Operating Modes, Antennas, Operating practices, and theory.

 The pass mark is 70% for Advanced Qualification. There is a "Practice Exam Generator" software program that can be downloaded from the IC web site at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/radioamateur.e this will give you an idea of what to expect.

"What if I have to miss some classes?"
Depending on your dedication to catch up on missed material, you can miss a few classes, and still comfortably pass the exam. You will receive a course outline and there;is some reading to be done between classes and "homework" (assigned)
questions from the exam bank). So, making it to every class is not as important as keeping up with the material. If you should need to drop
out for any reason, your course fee covers you for any future CARA Advanced course scheduled.

If you have any questions on the course, please call me at (403)
293-7879 or e-mail me at john.brookwell@yahoo.com


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