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The Winter 2024 RAC Basic Qualification course will be starting on January 21. Please register now!

Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Amateur Radio course so that individuals from all across Canada can obtain their Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification.

Course information: 

The course will again be conducted with the assistance of the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club (AVARC) of Nova Scotia.

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.

It is open to everyone across Canada and even abroad. Classes will be recorded, so occasional absences are not a problem.

Schedule and Cost:

Date: The course will be held on Thursdays and Sundays commencing on Sunday, January 21 and ending on Thursday, March 28.

Time: Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm (1800 – 2100)  Eastern Time and Sunday afternoons 1 pm to 4 pm (1300 – 1600) Eastern Time. There may also be a handful of additional classes if necessary.

Cost: The registration fee for the course is $50 plus GST/HST. The cost of the Basic Study Guide is extra and an order link will be provided upon completion of payment.

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The Winter 2024 RAC Advanced course is starting soon! Please register now!

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.

Course 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: 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: 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.

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