The Quantum Amateur Radio and Technology Club (QuARTS) runs Foundation courses throughout the year and supports those undertaking Intermediate and Advanced amateur radio courses (through self-study, or using an online course).
Foundation Amateur Radio Courses
The Foundation Amateur Radio Course is the entry point in to the amateur radio hobby. Our 10 session courses run online over five weeks and cover all the topic areas that you will be tested on. In addition, we will run some practical sessions for you to have first-hand experience of assembling your amateur radio station and making your first contact.
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
Having 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 radios 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.
Advanced Amateur Radio Courses
Once 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.