Hereford Amateur Radio Society – Training

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Training for an amateur radio licence

Are you interested in getting your Amateur Radio Licence?
The Training Team at HARS are pleased to announce that we are restarting the training courses beginning in January 2023.
If you are interested in getting your Foundation licence or upgrading to Intermediate then please email TRAINING@HEREFORDRADIOCLUB.UK to register yourself with us.
Depending on the level of interest for either course will determine which type of course we’ll run to begin with!
The syllabi for the Foundation and the Intermediate have changed in the last few years and we strongly recommend that you obtain a copy of the RSGB Textbooks and have good read-through them before you come on the course.
You need to be sure that you have a valid up-to-date copy and as of the end of August 2022, here’s the lineup:

  • Foundation:  Second Edition, printed 2022
  • Intermediate:  Second Edition, Reprinted with amendments 2022
  • Full: Second Edition, Reprinted with amendments 2022
The Radio Society of Great Britain, RSGB publish these and copies can be obtained directly from them or from booksellers such as Amazon, be careful though that you are going to receive an up-to-date copy rather than an old one.

The training courses are held at Hill House, Newton, Nr Leominster, HR6 0PE.

Foundation courses are over one weekend and the Intermediate course is over three weekends.
There is now no requirement for practical assessments however, as we have the facilities at Hill House we will include certain of the practicals on both the Foundation and Intermediate courses. In particular, on Foundation the aspect of having an on-air conversation is retained. You won’t be mic-shy then when you have your licence!
In the final afternoon will be the exam that is taken on a PC and you will have the result that day!
In addition to these courses, we can offer a free-of-charge option for you to attend an operational training session with Tony M0VDO, by arrangement, at his station in Leominster. There you will be shown many of the different modes of communication. Under Tony’s supervision and guidance you too can use the equipment. This may well add to your confidence when you go on the air!
Courtesy of the RSGB all you need to know about the Foundation and Intermediate licences is here  


At HARS we are able to help you via this training portal in any queries you might have. Please feel free to contact us at    TRAINING@HEREFORDRADIOCLUB.UK
Remember to register your interest in going for a licence now if you wish to attend a HARS Foundation or Intermediate course.
In the meantime remember to checkout our operating nets on 3775 kHz on the 80m HF band, Saturdays at 10 o’clock and on 2m on the local repeaters GB3ZA and GB3VM.

Dave Porter, G4OYX

Lead Instructor HARS


RSGB to introduce remote invigilation for the Full exams

Following on from the success of the remote invigilation exams for the Foundation and Intermediate licence, the RSGB is now expanding that to include Full licence exams.

From Thursday 24 September the automated booking system will accept exam bookings for all three licence levels.

Please note that the earliest date available for exam bookings at any level is Thursday 1 October.

It is important to read the Candidate Instructions before booking an exam. You can find a link to these and the calendar to book your exam on our website

Tony Kent, G8PBH
Chair, Examinations Standards Committee
Radio Society of Great Britain