This course is designed to provide all the information needed to obtain a Basic Amateur Radio Certificate and call sign. Prospective amateur radio operators are examined on their understanding of the key concepts of electronics, radio equipment, antennas, radio propagation, RF safety, and the radio regulations of the government granting the license. The exam is a government multiple choice exam administered by an Accredited Examiner; the pass mark is 70%.
This 18-hour Basic Ham Course is designed to assist students to learn the information that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada wants them to know to pass the exam. The pass mark is 70%. Students achieving 80% or higher will be granted Honours on their certificate which will allow them to use HF.
Topics covered include:
- Regulations & Policies
- Operating and Procedures
- Station Assembly, Practice and Safety
- Circuit Components
- Basic Electronics and Theory
- Antenna Systems
- Radio Wave Propagation
- Interference and Suppression
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