Amateur Radio Training in Essex

Foundation Licence ManualWhether you’re looking to get into the amateur radio hobby for the first time, or you want to progress to a higher licence level, the best way is often to sign up on a training course run by a local amateur radio club.

There are lots of clubs and groups around the UK that offer amateur radio training. Typically, the courses are run by volunteers. Fees are pretty low, and typically include the RSGB exam fee, the “Foundation Licence Manual” training book and fees to cover hiring the training venue.

On this page, we list the clubs and organisations that offer amateur radio training courses in the Essex area.

For information on what you’ll need to learn for the entry-level Foundation course, see: How to become a ham.

Course Types:

There are three levels of amateur radio licence in the UK, as follows:

  • Foundation: The entry-level licence. Courses consist of theory training and a 26-question multiple-choice test.
  • Intermediate:  Building on the Foundation, this is a theory-based multiple-choice exam that allows more transmit power
  • Full: A theory-based multiple-choice exam that provides access to all bands. Power limits are 400 watts. Some clubs offer study courses, or distance-learning courses are an option.
Amateur Radio Foundation Training Course

Foundation Training Courses & Exams in Essex

UPDATE: COVID-19

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, until further notice, RSGB is offering Foundation exams online, with practicals being suspended. Many clubs have suspended their training due to Covid and the availability of online exams.

Note that our free Foundation Online exam course IS still running, and is a great way to prepare for the online exam offered by the RSGB. To enrol, visit Foundation Online Registration

For the latest, see COVID-19 & Exams – latest Updates.

Location Course Information Dates
Online Essex Ham runs a FREE monthly online Foundation training course for self-study, revision and distance learning. Our course can be used for stand-alone study, or to support your training with a local club training.

We’ve helped train over 6,500 students with a pass rate of over 99%. Foundation material is delivered in an online classroom and uses fully-narrated videos, quizzes, mock tests, handouts and optional live webinars (no webcam required).

Details at HamTrain.co.uk

Epping Loughton & Epping Forest ARS offers two-day weekend classroom-based Foundation courses.
Harlow Harlow & District ARS offers two-day weekend classroom-based Foundation courses.
Other Online Providers For a list of other online training course providers, see our Online Amateur Radio Training Courses page. Various dates
Foundation exams – book direct with RSGB on the following link: RSGB Exam Bookings

 

VIDEO: Taking Your Amateur Radio Exam at Home

Intermediate Training Courses in Essex

Location Course Information Dates
Harlow Harlow & District ARS runs a 10-week classroom-based course on a Tuesday evening.
  • No dates listed
Online Providers For a list of online training course providers, see our Online Amateur Radio Training Courses page. Various dates
Intermediate exams – book direct with RSGB on the following link: RSGB Exam Bookings

 

Full (Advanced) Courses & Exams in Essex

Location Course Information Dates
Online Providers For a list of online training course providers, see our Online Amateur Radio Training Courses page. Various dates
Full exams – book direct with RSGB on the following link: RSGB Exam Bookings

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