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Tuition for the RSGB Licence Examinations

We welcome amateur radio enthusiasts at all levels of experience, whether you are just starting out or have a lifetime of operating experience. If you are new to Amateur Radio, or wish to upgrade your licence, we can help you to achieve your aims.

LICENCES

In the UK there are three classes of licence, each attainable sequentially by passing the appropriate examinations. The licences are classed as FOUNDATION, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED (FULL) . Foundation and Intermediate exam dates are flexible only requiring a few weeks notice to set-up with the RSGB. Advanced exams are held on set dates throughout the year, with a much longer training course aimed to finish near to one of these set exam dates.

Fort Purbrook ARC has two RSGB Registered Examination Centres: Fort Purbrook, Reg No. 10-432/A and St. Patricks Church Hall, Hayling Island Reg No. 10-432/B.

EXAMINATIONS

FOUNDATION: This examination consists of 26 multiple choice questions and is 55 minutes long. There is also a practical assessment. Success will gain you an M6xxx callsign with a 10 watt limit to your transmit power.

INTERMEDIATE: This examination, which consists of 45 multiple choice questions and is 75 minutes long, can be taken after passing the Foundation exam. Again there is a practical assessment. Success will gain you a 2E0xxx callsign with a 50 watt limit to your transmit power.

ADVANCED: This examination, which consists of 62 multiple choice questions and is 2 hours long, can be taken after passing the Intermediate exam. There is no practical assessment. Success will gain you a M0xxx callsign with a 400 watt limit to your transmit power.

RSGB Publications are available to assist with your study and are shown below, but please note that Foundation students only receive a copy of Foundation Licence Now! with their course materials.

Exam Books

Please click anywhere on the image to access the RSGB Bookshop

TUITION

The Fort Purbrook ARC offers courses / exam sittings for all of these licence classes, as follows:

The exam costs are set by the RSGB and are as follows: Foundation - £27.50; Intermediate - £32.50; Advanced - £37.50

In all cases additional costs for course tuition and hall hire apply.

In the first instance, for all enquiries relating to available Training Courses and the RSGB Examinations, please contact our Examination Secretary.

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FPARC Committee

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