Amateur assessments and licencing are now done via the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania.

The new system is up and running, and SARC is again running licence courses. See details below.

The club runs courses for all 3 levels of Amateur Radio Licence – Foundation, Standard and Advanced. These take place at the clubrooms at Richmond Hill.


Foundation courses are the most in demand, and generally run over a weekend, with assessment taking place on the Sunday. The course is fairly intensive, and candidates are expected to obtain and study some recommended material in advance. Guidelines for this study will be sent to you once you have booked in for a course, or on request.

SARC will be running courses in November. See below for details.

Most interest is in the Foundation Licence. This is the entry level for Ham Radio and gets you on the air quickly. This licence is proving popular with people touring, especially 4WD outback. The first step is to look at the website of the WIA (Wireless Institute of Australia).  All the basic info is there.

flcover-itok=nr_7quIVTo get a Foundation licence you must pass a multiple-choice test and a practical examination.

If you wish to do the course you MUST get the WIA Foundation Licence Manual.
This is available from the club for $25 (a discount of $5 if you join the club), or from the WIA – see the online bookstore.You are strongly advised to study this well in advance, so when you come to the course, you will already be familiar with much of the syllabus content. The Radio and Electronics School has comprehensive video courses for foundation and practical available on their site

Upcoming Courses

ADVANCED LICENCE COURSE    4th – 8th November


If interested contact by email  mo1576302191c.lia1576302191mg@cr1576302191s2kv1576302191 attention: VK2DLR or phone  VK2DLR Duncan 0419 229 370

Advanced theory courses run 0900 to 1700 Monday to Thursday with revision, trial exams and the official exam on the Friday.
Standard theory courses run 0900 to 1700 Monday to Wednesday with revision, trial exams and the official exam on the Thursday.
Foundation courses run 0900 to 1700 on Saturday with revision and the official theory and practical exams on the Sunday.

SARC Foundation Licence Training Weekend Guide DOWNLOAD HERE
Revision Notes for Foundation Licence Exam DOWNLOAD HERE
Wednesday Night Technical Net The club runs the “Tech Net” every Wednesday at 8pm on the 2 metre repeater 146.800 VK2RSC.
The format varies. There may be a topic for discussion, or participants may throw up technical questions or problems they need an answer for.
On the first net of each month, people also report on their recent technical activities and on contacts they have made.
Net control is usually by Duncan VK2DLR.
Join and and share your knowledge or just say hello.

Education & Assessment Personnel

Education Officer Duncan Raymont VK2DLR moc.l1576302191iamg@1576302191crs2k1576302191v1576302191 (attention VK2DLR)

Assessors  Duncan Raymont VK2DLR,  Chris Bourke VK4YE

Learning Facilitator – Chris Meagher VK2ACD ua.gr1576302191o.aiw1576302191@dca21576302191kv1576302191