The Quantum Amateur Radio and Technology Club (QuARTS) runs Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced amateur radio courses and examinations throughout the year.

Our training centre is conveniently located at our meeting place, close to the centre of Ormskirk and it’s associated railway and bus stations and the main trunk roads connecting Ormskirk with Southport, Preston, Liverpool, Skelmersdale, Wigan, St Helens and further afield by the close-by M57.

We run our amateur radio courses with a maximum of ten candidates to ensure that there is always somebody available to talk to students throughout the course and help answer any questions they may have.

Foundation Amateur Radio Courses

Foundation Amateur Radio CoursesThe Foundation Amateur Radio Course is the entry point in to the amateur radio hobby. Our courses consist of a short two-day course that includes a simple test to ensure that you can operate amateur radio transmitting equipment safely and within the technical guidelines laid down by Ofcom in their licence’s terms and conditions.

Successful candidates will soon be holding an amateur radio transmitting licence that enables them to communicate with people all around the world.

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Intermediate Amateur Radio Courses

Intermediate Amateur Radio CoursesHaving passed the Foundation Amateur Radio Course and gained some experience operating, you may be ready to progress on to the Intermediate Amateur Radio Course. This second level is optional but essential for those that want to progress further in to their hobby. It introduces the theories that make radio function together with some of the more practical skills that enable you to build and test your own equipment.

Successful candidates receive further benefits over Foundation licence holders in terms of power and a slight relaxation in what they can and can’t do.

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Advanced Amateur Radio Courses

Advanced Amateur Radio CoursesOnce you spent some time holding an Intermediate licence you’ll be ready to progress and undertake the Advanced Amateur Radio Course. Currently this is an entirely theoretical examination, but it will give you a thorough understanding of amateur radio and related technologies; this used to be a City & Guilds qualification.

Successful candidates will not only receive all the benefits that Ofcom bestows on this class of amateur radio licence holder, but they’ll be able to put their skills to the test all over the world and join in DXpeditions and operate whilst away on holiday.

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