Thames ARG Training Results August 2013

Well done to the seven candidates of the recent Thames Amateur Radio Group‘s weekend training course.

The weekend of the 24th and 25th of August 2013 saw TARG’s third training session, and the training team were pleased to report that all seven candidates passed.

The successful candidates Thames ARG's successful candidates - Aug 2013
The successful candidates Thames ARG’s successful candidates – Aug 2013

Changes to exams

This course was the first time that the new RCF Optical Marking system was used, which is the new RSGB/RCF system for ensuring fair and accurate marking of all three amateur radio licence levels. Candidates no longer receive ‘pass certificates’ on the day – these are sent out by the RSGB – fortunately, local clubs are still able to mark papers locally top give candidates a likely score. The pass mark for Foundation is now 19 out of 26, and is a mix of multiple-choice questions and several assessed practical sessions.

Mark M0IEO, going through the technical basics
Mark M0IEO, going through the technical basics

The August 2013 was the second time that Foundation training material specially prepared by the Essex Ham team was used. Slide-sets, mock papers, handouts and revision material have been designed to help students understand the Foundation syllabus and prepare for the practicals and exams.

You can find out more about the training material here: Foundation Training Slides

Pete M0PSX teaching frequency and wavelength
Pete M0PSX teaching frequency and wavelength

Congratulations to the newly-passed Foundation licence-holders. We look forward to welcoming you to the Monday Night Net soon!


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