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The Foundation and Intermediate licences are fully covered within our training package (note that each stage needs to be passed consecutively). We are happy to assist students with their studies for the Advanced examination but are not currently running any courses.

Training is essentially free of charge to members who pay a substantially reduced subscription to the society during the first year and whilst undertaking training for the Foundation syllabus. 

Please use the contact form and or On-Line membership application form as appropriate. Once accepted, members will be put in touch with one of our registered assessors to agree an appropriate training program.

Limited free time?  Apart from the practical work (which is usually completed in two separate days) and the exam, we may be able to offer teaching online for all licence levels.


Foundation licence

foundation1LThe Foundation licence offers a wide scope of usage throughout many bands and operating modes and is very popular to all, as the content is simple to learn.

PLEASE NOTE. The Foundation and Intermediate and Advanced licence examinations have now been reviewed by the RSGB and Ofcom. The syllabus of these examinations will change in September 2019. 

Our training package is currently being restructured to account for these changes and we hope to start training under the new syllabus from October.


Intermediate licence

The Intermediate licence involves more electronics and propagation knowledge, as well as the ability to construct simple circuits using a soldering iron. There is more emphasis on theory and some calculations using basic mathematics and formula. This is still at an achievable level for most students.





Full licence

The Full (advanced) licence builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous modules in greater detail and the end result is a full amateur radio operating licence.







The following photographs show one of the Intermediate training sessions held by Barry G8DXU at our Beachy Head site.

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Intermediate Licence students learning how to correctly terminate BNC and PL259 (UHF) Type coaxial connectors.

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The above test boards for learning basic electrical circuit theory are available as a complete kit from G8DXU to SARS members.

The test board is the basic building block for constructing simple circuits. Students learn to make Voltage and Current measurements using Ohms Law to prove their readings.  This Kit is an improvement on the basic item described in the Intermediate Manual. It contains all of the components necessary, including the Baseboard, PCB lands for soldering, Switch, Resistors, MES Lampholder & Bulb. The Diode, LED & Transistor, together with wire and solder are also provided.