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 ChecklistDocument to help an event organiser plan a successful eventWord Doc | PDF
Field Event ChecklistA handy checklist for those working portable, keen not to forget anythingWord Doc | PDF
Event Equipment ListIf you have different people bringing along equipment, sometimes a master list can be helpfulWord Doc | PDF
Risk Assessment StatementA generic template to help build a Risk Assessment Statement for your eventWord Doc | PDF
Log SheetHandy sheet for logging, if no log book is availablePDF File
Special Event Callsign ApplicationRequest an NoV to allow use of a special callsign for an eventDownload from Ofcom
Public Liability StatementRSGB-affiliated clubs qualify for Public Liability Insurance. A cover note can be downloaded from RSGBDownload from RSGB
Copy of LicenceIt is advisable to bring a copy of your amateur radio licence when operating away from your main station addressDownload 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 ChecklistQuick reference sheet showing what’s required for running a Foundation coursePDF File
HF QSO ScriptThis is a script for a basic HF simplex contact, part of the Foundation Training CourseWord Doc | PDF File
VHF QSO ScriptThis is a script for a basic VHF simplex contact, part of the Foundation Training CourseWord Doc | PDF File
Just Passed HandoutThis handout is given to candidates who’ve completed Foundation (Essex version)PDF (Essex)
Foundation SyllabusThe full syllabus for the Foundation CourseRSGB Exams Website
Exam Forms & PaperworkAll required paperwork and forms for UK amateur radio examsRSGB 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 startedPDF File
What Is Essex Ham?Leaflet for existing amateurs who may not have heard of the Essex Ham websitePDF File
VideosWe have several free videos that promote the hobbyPromo Videos
Youth VideoThe 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 StartedWe have several printable one-page guides on a range of subjectsGetting 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 hobbyIdeas on how to promote amateur radio – suggestions for clubs and groups looking to promote the hobbyPDF File
Improving Your Club’s WebsiteDiscussion on how clubs can make better use of their sites to get people into the hobby, and improve their online presencePDF File
Skills Night FormulaRunning a “Skills Night” – An alternative form of club event aimed at developing new skills and networkingPDF 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.