MUARC Courses and Exams

Foundation Exam - The club will be running foundation training and exam on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st of July. The Practical assessment for this will be on Monday 26th June. This is the 1st license in the 3 license system in the world of amateur radio. If you want to get into radio then this is your chance! Come along and register on Tuesday 30th May with registration closing on Tue 6th June. The cost for this practical assessment, training and exam will be £50.00 

The practical evening will be on Monday 26th June meeting at 630pm and the training classes will be on Friday 30th June starting at 730pm sharp and Saturday 1st July starting at 0930am sharp. Be sure to read the "Foundation Now" book about amateur radio available from all good book stores. 

Please bring a writing pad, pencil, pen, eraser, ruler and calculator!
Advanced Exam - The club will be hosting an advanced exam on Thursday 15th June 2017. The registration for this exam is going to be held at the club shack on Tuesday 9th May from 6:00pm until 7:15pm. Registration for this exam is now CLOSED.

MUARC offers courses both at Foundation and Intermediate levels and facilities for all 3 levels of licence exams.

We provide examination facilities for all three amateur radio licence levels at our RSGB recognised exam centres.

If you would like to apply to attend a course or would simply like more information on the licences or MUARC training, please 

contact our exam secretary:

 Noel 2IOSFA at 

Foundation Courses

Our next foundation course will run in the future as interest arises!

Registration normally takes place on a Tuesday evening 2 weeks prior to the course. The practical evening takes place on a Monday evening and the course runs on the Friday evening and all day Saturday until 5pm at the end of the same week. The actual exam takes place on the Saturday evening at 6pm.

Contact our exam secretary to register your interest or to receive more information.

Contact our Exam Secretary at the address above to add your name to the list for the next course.

Intermediate Courses

Intermediate courses are run over 12 weeks with the Exam taking place on the last week.

The club offer a fully tutored course that supplements the candidates own study. 

Instructors and assessors work with each candidate to help them complete their practical elements.

The next Intermediate course will start on January 18th 2017. Registration night was on 20th December 2016 at the club training rooms. This date has now passed but please contact the exam secretary as places may still be available before the actual course starts.

Advanced Examinations

MUARC run advanced examinations as required by the members.

We are happy to welcome any amateur to sit their exam with us if we are running an exam.

To find out if the club is running an exam contact our exam secretary.

Advanced Exams are now available on demand with one calendar month’s notice

Foundation Exam

The Foundation exam is the gateway to amateur radio. The course is run by local club volunteers. 

We run our Foundation courses in a fun, informal learning environment. It consists of a practical evening followed by a 12 hour theory study class that takes place over a Friday night and Saturday.

We hold a registration and information night before the course starts we those interested can ask questions as well as complete their application form.

During the training you will have the opportunity to operate different radio equipment. 

You shouldn't be put off by the thoughts of an exam. The Foundation exam is very straight forward with just 25 multiple choice questions that are completed in 45 minutes.

Exam papers are sent away to be marked by the RSGB but the invigilating team will perform indicative marking on the night and give you an idea of your result.

The Foundation course costs £50 which includes your exam fee, MUARC membership and course resources.

Intermediate Exam

Once you have gained your Foundation licence and some experience operating, you will probably want to continue on to the Intermediate licence.

The Intermediate licence is open to those who hold a Foundation licence and comes with more privileges as well as responsibilities. The main privilege is an increase in permitted output power from the 10 Watts at Foundation level to 50 Watts. 

The intermediate course runs for one evening a week for 12 weeks. It takes a deeper look and requires more understanding of the subjects that were introduced at Foundation level, including electronics, operating procedures and safety. 

The intermediate is much more hands on with the requirement to learn and display practical skills such as soldering, simple circuitry and project building. 

There are two elements to acquiring your Intermediate licence. The practical tasks that you will complete during your training and a multiple choice exam with 45 questions which must be completed in 75 minutes.

The exam paper is sent to the RSGB to be marked but as with the Foundation course the invigilating team will perform indicative marking of your paper to give you an idea of your result.

The course costs £50 for anyone wishing to study at home for the first 5 weeks and classroom attendance during practicals and the remainder of the course. £65 for anyone wishing to come along to all the training classes for the duration of the course.

Advanced Exam

The advanced exam is open to those holding the Intermediate licence. Gaining your advanced

licence will gain you a number of privileges such as 400 Watts of Power and the ability to transmit

from most location worldwide. 

The full licence requires a much deeper understanding of all areas of amateur radio operation. It is

an entirely theory based exam with no practical elements. It is normally worked for on a home 

study basis.

The exam format is 62 multiple choice questions which must be completed in 2 hours.

This exam is different from the Foundation and Intermediate in that the time and date are set by the RSGB and

the exam papers are posted immediately to the RSGB to be marked. The results are then posted out directly.