The new amateur radio syllabus

| August 10, 2018

For some years now the RSGB and affiliated clubs have been providing the route to gain an amateur radio licence.

This involves not only setting the syllabus for the three licence levels but also ensuring the club volunteers are adequately trained in order to deliver the necessary preparation that aspiring radio hams need.

The key milestones in the next few months include a meeting of the Examination Group in September to review progress on question writing, as well as demonstrations of the new online examination process at both the National Hamfest in September and the RSGB Convention in October.

It is estimated that the changeover from the old to new syllabus examinations will begin in August 2019; this will be the beginning of a three-month period in which any resits or delayed examination sessions under the old syllabus can still happen—however, from this date all new exam registrations will be based on the new syllabus.

In the January 2019 edition of RadCom you’ll be able to read a full outline of the syllabus changes and more detail about the project activities that will happen in the six months leading up to the changeover.

Through these carefully-planned updates to the syllabus, the Society will help radio amateurs over the coming years to understand and keep abreast of new technologies and their application with amateur radio.

For further information see page seven of the September edition of RadCom.

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