Licence , Training & Exams

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Foundation and Intermediate training courses are run by TDARS at irregular intervals; their frequency depending entirely on demand. House-bound, disabled or candidates with other needs will have special consideration by the course/examination coordinator. Please enquire.

There are no previous educational requirements, tuition fees or room rental charges. Examination fees are payable to the ‘Radio Society of Great Britain’ by credit/debit card using the downloadable form from the RSGB website. Cash is not accepted. Foundation candidates must telephone their personal details at least 2 weeks in advance of a course. Candidates below 16 years of age MUST have a parent or guardian’s signature added to their application form. This will mean a visit to the examination co-ordinator by arrangement.

All students MUST have an up-to-date copy of the appropriate RSGB publication for each level. These can be ordered from the RSGB or its website, but are available at a reduced price, from the curator at TDARS HQ, Village Hall, Little Wenlock, most Wednesday evenings.
(see Events)

Examination candidates are allowed to use a non-programmable calculator, but no books, papers or electronic devices (apart from watches) are permitted in the examination room. Two black ink ball point pens, two pencils and a soft eraser should be carried.
Calculations can only be written on the reverse of examination papers.

Foundation and Intermediate examinations have the Optical Mark Sheets checked and a notional mark issued. These OMSs are then passed to the RSGB for optical scanning. Successful candidates will then receive a pass certificate by mail and can then apply to OfCom for a call-sign. Applicants may get their choice of call-sign, if it has not already been issued. On-line licence applications are free, renewable every 5 years to remain valid.

See the appropriate Training page for details of Foundation and Intermediate courses. For Full Licence training see the Advanced page.
Tutorials for the Full licence are available on application.

Enquiries about training & examinations should be made to:-
M J Street G3JKX TDARS Examination/Course Coordinator

Licence Restrictions

M3 – M6

136KHz to 430MHz
2*0 – 2*1
All Bands
50 watts
G – M0 – M1 – M5
All Bands

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