Amateur Radio Resources & Downloads

On this page, you will find links to a number of documents that may be of use to UK amateur radio clubs. Included on this page are documents intended to help with event planning and training.

Special Events

Documents that may be helpful when running a special event station, or a field day:

Event Planning Checklist Document to help an event organiser plan a successful event Word Doc | PDF
Field Event Checklist A handy checklist for those working portable, keen not to forget anything Word Doc | PDF
Event Equipment List If you have different people bringing along equipment, sometimes a master list can be helpful Word Doc | PDF
Risk Assessment Statement A generic template to help build a Risk Assessment Statement for your event Word Doc | PDF
Log Sheet Handy sheet for logging, if no log book is available PDF File
Special Event Callsign Application Request an NoV to allow use of a special callsign for an event Download from Ofcom
Public Liability Statement RSGB-affiliated clubs qualify for Public Liability Insurance. A cover note can be downloaded from RSGB Download from RSGB
Copy of Licence It is advisable to bring a copy of your amateur radio licence when operating away from your main station address Download from Ofcom


Training Material

See our main Amateur Radio Training Material page for slides and handouts. Here are a few extra resources that may be of use to trainers / tutors:

Foundation Course Checklist Quick reference sheet showing what’s required for running a Foundation course PDF File
HF QSO Script This is a script for a basic HF simplex contact, part of the Foundation Training Course Word Doc | PDF File
VHF QSO Script This is a script for a basic VHF simplex contact, part of the Foundation Training Course Word Doc | PDF File
Just Passed Handout This handout is given to candidates who’ve completed Foundation (Essex version) PDF (Essex)
Foundation Syllabus The full syllabus for the Foundation Course RSGB Exams Website
Exam Forms & Paperwork All required paperwork and forms for UK amateur radio exams RSGB Website

Also, see our: Foundation Training Slides and our Foundation Distance Learning Course

Promotional Material

Documents that may be of use at exhibitions or field days to help promote amateur radio:

What Is Amateur Radio? Leaflet giving basic information about amateur radio and how to get started PDF File
What Is Essex Ham? Leaflet for existing amateurs who may not have heard of the Essex Ham website PDF File
Videos We have several free videos that promote the hobby Promo Videos
Youth Video The RSGB has released a video aimed at those aged 25 and under (includes footage from an Essex Ham field day, plus Essex Ham’s Kelly M6KFA) 21st Century Hobby
Newcomers Booklet “Alex Discovers Amateur Radio” – a booklet about the hobby that appeals to the under 25s, but is of use of all newcomers. Alex Discovers Amateur Radio


Getting Started Guides

Printable guides handy for those new to the amateur radio hobby, or looking for a quick primer:

Getting Started We have several printable one-page guides on a range of subjects Getting Started Guides



Support for Clubs

Printable guides handy for those involved with amateur radio clubs looking for new ideas or help with promotional ideas:

Promoting the hobby Ideas on how to promote amateur radio – suggestions for clubs and groups looking to promote the hobby PDF File
Improving Your Club’s Website Discussion on how clubs can make better use of their sites to get people into the hobby, and improve their online presence PDF File
Skills Night Formula Running a “Skills Night” – An alternative form of club event aimed at developing new skills and networking PDF File


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Note that all material supplied on this page is supplied as-is. Please ensure this is sufficient for your needs before relying on this. Material is provided in good faith.

If you think anything needs changing, or have any ideas for other handy documents, please contact Essex Ham.