Get your Basic Amateur Radio License – Course

Would you like to…

  • communicate with people around the world without the use of phones or the Internet?
  • experiment with electronics and radio communications?
  • interface radio transmitters with your computer?
  • serve your community at public events or during serious emergency situations?
  • talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, or communicate through satellites?
  • develop new relationships and learn what is going on around world through the airwaves?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) may be for you!

From Tuesday 28 January to Tuesday 14 April 2020, the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club will run a course to help you earn your Amateur Radio licence.

Classes will run Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  The language of instruction will be English.

The cost is $120.  This includes:

  • all classroom instruction;
  • all required study materials;
  • a one-year membership in the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club (FARC) ( ; and
  • FARC’s accredited Examiners will administer the examination for the Basic Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio, the essential requirement to hold a call sign and get on the air.

The Examination will be held on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

If you already own the study guide, the course fee will be only $60.   

Successful candidates will earn a licence to operate their own Amateur Radio station, and they will receive a free one-year membership in the Radio Amateurs of Canada ( 

Your instructors are a team of experienced, knowledgeable Radio Amateurs who are very keen to help you get a good start in the fascinating, diverse world of Amateur Radio.

Registration will be on Monday, 13 January 2020 at 7pm.  Come to the Boardroom of the Victoria Health Centre, 65 Brunswick Street, Fredericton NB.  You can also register and pay in advance for the course.

For more info, Please contact Dave Goodwin VE9CB at (506) 440-1787 or .