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Man operating an amateur radio station in a gardenGetting started: the Foundation Licence

To begin transmitting on amateur radio you need to pass a simple multiple-choice test called the Foundation exam.

Find out how to apply for and take your Foundation exam, plus information about fees and training.

Already an amateur?

Why not step up for more privileges, extra frequency bands and a higher power licence?

Here you will find out about the next step: the Intermediate Licence

And finally – how to approach the ultimate amateur radio qualification; by taking the exam for a Full Licence.

You will need to have passed Foundation to take the Intermediate exam, and to have passed Intermediate to take the Full exam.

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