Registration for the Winter 2024 RAC Advanced course is now underway!
Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications.
With your Advanced Certificate, you can run higher power, operate a remotely-controlled station, obtain operating privileges when travelling overseas, set up repeaters, be the trustee for club stations and even become an Accredited Examiner (AE) if you have the Morse code qualification.
Note: You need to be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member (present or future) to register for this course. A registration form is included below but you will need to be a Maple Leaf Operator Member to be able to see it and to register. Please see below for more information.
The course will be 10 sessions in length and each session will be two hours long.
In order to offer maximum flexibility, we will be running two Advanced courses so students will be able to choose one of the following two options:
Courses are offered on Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings and two hours in duration.
Sunday afternoons at 1 pm Eastern Time (10 am PT / 2:30 NT) starting on Sunday, January 14 and ending on Sunday, March 24
Monday evenings from 8:30 pm Eastern Time (5:30 pm PT / 10 pm NT) starting on Monday, January 15 and ending on Monday, March 25
Note: There will be no classes on Sunday, February 25 and Monday, February 26 due to a family occasion.
The course instructor is Dave Goodwin, VE3KG. Dave has been an Amateur since 1975, is an active HF Contester and DXer.
Dave has been a RAC volunteer for many years. He is currently RAC’s Regulatory Affairs Officer and previously served as Atlantic Director, RAC President and in other roles.
From 2015-2020, Dave taught both Basic and Advanced courses with the Fredericton (NB) Amateur Radio Club. He is an Accredited Examiner (AE) for ISED and gives many Basic, Advanced and Morse Code exams over the web.
Course material pertaining to all topics covered in the course syllabus shown below will be provided to all registered students.
The RAC Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio course is being offered at no charge to RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members – both current and future as described below.
Participants in the course will need to meet all of the following requirements:
- Participants must already have the Canadian Basic Amateur Radio Qualification and a Canadian call sign.
- Participants must already be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member or become one by joining RAC at the Maple Leaf Operator level or upgrading to that level.
- Participants must have a copy of the Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide provided by Coax Publications. For more information please visit the RAC Study Guides webpage.
- Participants must have a computer and Internet connection capable of using the Zoom conference platform. You do not need your own account on Zoom to take part in this course, but you may have to download a Zoom applet to participate.
- Participants must have a working email address to receive course materials and links to the sessions.
There is room on the conference server for 200 participants in each session. Auditors are welcome to attend on a space-available basis, provided they are RAC Maple Leaf Operator members.
How to Become a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member:
The RAC Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio course is being offered at no charge to RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members – both current and future.
If you are already a RAC Maple Leaf Operator and you want to sign up for the Advanced Course please proceed to the registration page.
If you are not yet a RAC member and want to join RAC as a Maple Leaf Operator, we look forward to having you as a member. Please choose one of the “Maple Leaf Operator” options under “Checkout Options” in the registration form provided on the new memberships page.
Registration: Please stay tuned for registration information.
You must be logged in to your RAC account in order to access the registration page.
You should be able to see your name in the upper right of the webpage. You also need to be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member to register for the course. Please see the information provided at the top of the page.
Note: if you are viewing the website on your smartphone you may need to scroll down so to see the information.