NSARC COURSES for the Amateur Radio Operator Certificate.

NEW RULES! Morse code is no longer required. Pass the Basic exam with 80% or better and receive full access to the High Frequency (short-wave) bands.

Click here for information on Morse Code and Code Practice.

The North Shore Amateur Radio Club Basic Course

What: The Basic course will provide the candidate with the requisite knowledge to pass the Basic Licensing exam as prescribed by Industry Canada. The course includes a study guide which has brief theory, procedures and regulations and all questions complete with all answers. Six lessons are presented over six Saturday mornings in Power Point format. They provide the explanations needed to understand the material. Lessons cover electrical theory, operating procedures and radio regulations. A three-ring binder is provided for each student that contains many supporting and helpful documents pertaining to Amateur radio. The Power Point lessons are printed and available at class, or may be downloaded from our website ahead of time. We provide the examiner and handle your licensing application. Cost of course is $130, cash or cheque ONLY, payable at registration on the first day.

Where: North Shore Emergency Management Office, 147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2N4. Map

When: TBA.

Time: 09:00 – 12:30 for seven Saturday mornings, except first day, 08:30 for registration, please.

Registration: Walk-In registration welcome, but pre-registration is recommended to ensure a seat as class size is limited.

Tutorial: In one or two of the afternoons, from 13:30 to about 15:00, a tour of the radio room and the roof top antenna farm will be offered to interested students. Tour or tours will be arranged based on those wishing to attend, and the weather.

Parking: The City of North Vancouver enforces strict rules about street parking; time limits are posted. These vary from 1 to 2 hours. Side street parking can be found about 2-3 blocks away in most directions with unlimited parking time. Parking can be purchased at the Impark Lot at the corner of Chesterfield and 13th St for $1 per hour up to $6 for all day (to 6 pm).

Materials: Download the Basic password-protected PowerPoint lessons. These will be posted on a lesson-by-lesson basis. They will be password-protected.

Contacts: Chief Instructor Tom Dunn VE7TD via e-mail for course information or enquiries. If you require an Accredited Examiner, contact Adam Farson VA7OJ via e-mail or Keith Witney VE7MID via e-mail.

Industry Canada Links and Documents: Click here.

Visit the Industry Canada exam generator page.

Looking for a Mentor or some operating help? Click here.

Amateur Radio Introduction and Training Video, from Essex Ham, UK. (The UK Foundation licence is similar to our Basic.)