Training Course for the Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Advanced Qualification

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This course was designed to prepare candidates for the Advanced Qualification exam, and in the process gain important knowledge to operate or experiment with the new privilege.

In addition to the classes candidates should be prepared to spend at least several hours per week for four to six weeks to study and to do practise exams on your own. The course was designed to help students tackle the course materials in a structured way, and build confidence in scoring the correct answers with weekly progress.

We will use instruments like multimeter, oscilloscope, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, and vector network analyzer to help students visualize some of the important concepts in measurements, RF and antenna theories. For those with limited knowledge on electronics, we will demonstrate the use of real components. On the receiver and transmitter topics, we will illustrate the functional building blocks by examining a real transceiver.

Course Details

Sessions The next course will begin in September, 2024.
Course Length Unless advised otherwise the course runs for four consecutive Saturday afternoons.
Course Materials Students are provided a copy of VECTOR’s Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Course Book.
Exam An ISED accredited examiner conducts the exam after the course.
Classroom Hours Class typically starts each Saturday afternoon at 13:30 and concludes by 17:00.
Classroom Locations Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12 Avenue, Vancouver
Fee $100 (by credit card or e-Transfer) covers all classes, course materials and the exam.
Registration Questions Write our training administrator ([email protected]).

Other Amateur Radio organizations and clubs: if you have an upcoming course please send to [email protected] dates, details and contact information and we’ll add your course to our website and public calendar so we can refer students to you.