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Gympie Communications & Electronics Group Incorporated - Amateur Radio In Action!

Amateur Radio Licence & Training Information

There are three classes of Amateur Radio licences in Australia,
the Advanced, Standard & Foundation.

Your Entry Into Amateur Radio
ADVANCED: The AOCP (Advanced) syllabus and related examination reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required to safely assemble and operate an amateur station at the highest level without interference to other users and services.
STANDARD: The AOCP (Standard) syllabus and related examination reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required to safely assemble and operate an amateur station at an intermediate level without interference to other users and services.
FOUNDATION: The AOCP (Foundation) syllabus and related examination reflects the minimum level of knowledge, skills and experiences required to safely assemble and operate an amateur station at an entry level, without interference to other users and services.
 
 
WIA Licence Assessors in our region:

Kathy Johns VK4KJ (Maryborough) North of Gympie.

 

The members of the Gympie Communications & Electronics Group are happy to assist you to gain your Amateur Radio Licence. The first step is to become part of the Radio Club:


   

Amateur Radio in Australia (VKFAQ)
The website on this link provides information about Amateur Radio to help you know what Amateur Radio is, why people get involved in it and some examples of the many varied activities radio amateurs get involved with. It also provides information useful for Australian radio amateurs about where to get more information, national and local amateur radio associations, where to find equipment and how to use it.

 

   
Training
The Wireless Institute of Australia has produced an easy to read training manual titled "Your Entry Into Amateur Radio", ideal for the people wishing to obtain their foundation radio licence. Everything you need to know to obtain your first licence is contained within this one easy to read book. Your Entry Into Amateur Radio is available for just $29.50 including postage. The Gympie Communications & Electronics Group Inc. also has loan copies of this book available.

All required information is provided in the training manual including a basic knowledge of electrical safety, a basic knowledge or radio communications and importantly the operating procedures of an amateur radio station.

For those starting with little or no prior knowledge of radio communications, the study required to obtain the foundation licence will likely take you between eight and twelve hours. Once you feel you are ready, you can sit an assessment with a Wireless Institute of Australia registered assessor. The assessment has two parts, firstly a 25 question multiple choice exam paper and secondly a practical assessment. Your results will be given to you personally by your assessor at the end of the assessment. With a positive result your licence application can be mailed to the ACMA and within weeks you will be up on the air with your own call sign.

TRAINING RESOURCE LINKS

Amateur Radio Training Programs - by Graeme Scott
Advanced Trial Exam 1 (AR Victoria) Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency
(Foundation) Syllabus and Examination
Advanced Trial Exam 2 (AR Victoria)
Standard Trial Exam 1 (AR Victoria) Trail regulations Exam 1 (Amateur Radio Victoria)
Standard Trial Exam 2 (AR Victoria) Trial regulations Exam 2 (Amateur Radio Victoria)
Ham College Silverdale Trainsafe

   
       
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