Important Notice: Basic course is now full and registration has closed.
Thank you for the great response to the new RAC online courses! The level of interest in and the demand for the online Amateur Radio Qualification Courses was extraordinary!
New Online Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course: Class is now full!
In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that it is introducing a new online Amateur Radio course so that individuals can obtain their Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification while continuing to practise social/physical distancing.
The course will be conducted with the assistance of the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club (AVARC) of Nova Scotia.
Course information: the course is now full. Thank you!
This course prepares students for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Basic Qualification Level Operator Certificate exam to operate on allocated Amateur Radio frequencies.
Date: The course will start on Thursday, April 16 and will finish in mid-June.
Time: Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 8:30 (1800 – 2030) Eastern Time (1900 – 2130 Atlantic Time) and Sunday afternoons 1 pm to 3:30 pm (1300 – 1530) Eastern Time (1400 – 1630 Atlantic Time).
The course will use the GoToMeeting web-based service. Students will receive instructions on how to log on to the online sessions once they have registered for the course.
The course instructor is Al Penney, VO1NO. Al was first licensed in 1977 and has been active in many areas of Amateur Radio including contesting, DXing, VHF/UHF weak signal, satellites, emergency communications and DXpeditioning. He has served as the President of six different Amateur Radio clubs in both Canada and the United States and currently chairs the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Band Planning Committee. Al has taught the Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course since 1994.
Course material pertaining to all topics covered in the course syllabus shown below will be provided to all registered students. Students must have a copy of the Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide provided by Coax Publications. For more information please visit the RAC Study Guides webpage.
Thank you for the great response to the new RAC online courses! The level of interest in and the demand for the online Amateur Radio Qualification Courses was extraordinary and the course is full.
We are also organizing a new online Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course for existing and future RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members. For more information visit: https://www.rac.ca/amateur-radio-courses/rac-online-advanced-course/