Foundation Study Guide (Paperback and Paperback)

Foundation Study Guide 2024The HamTrain Foundation Study Guide was first published in June 2024.

Our online course has been running for several years, and we’ve been asked many times over the years for a version of our training material in an easy-to-carry format. To help our students, we’ve compressed the key points of the Foundation exam syllabus into a new course book, making use of our familiar course material.

The guide is split into the main exam sections and provides a basic summary of all of the points that you’ll need to study for the UK’s Foundation licence.

The guide includes extracts from the online course, diagrams, tables and photos to help with revision, as well as various hints and tips on passing the exam. Here’s what’s covered:

  • Introduction & Getting Started
  • Technical Basics
  • Transmitters and Receivers
  • Feeders and Antennas
  • Propagation
  • Licence Conditions (updated for the 2024 licence changes)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Safety
  • Operating Procedures
  • Exam Information, Hints & Tips
  • Foundation Glossary
  • A 26-question Mock Test
  • FAQ – Your Questions Answered
  • Appendix A: 2024 Licence Changes

The guide covers RSGB Syllabus v1.5 and v1.6, and so is suitable for exams before and after 1st September 2024.

The Foundation Study Guide can be purchased from the Amazon site:

Foundation Study Guide (Paperback)

Foundation Study Guide (Kindle)

The Guide covers the essentials, is broken down into modules that match the course material, and ends with some handy tips on how to pass the Foundation exam, as well as a mock test.

Latest Version

Amazon’s publishing platform allows for regular updates without delays experienced by standard publishers. Based on student feedback we’ve already updated our books.

  • Kindle Version: v1.0.11 is live
  • Paperback version: v1.0.11 is live

Paperback version

Measures 15 x 23cm, so easy to carry. 81 pages.

Foundation Study Guide - Paperback Version
Foundation Study Guide – Paperback Version

Kindle version

If you have an Amazon Kindle for reading books, great… otherwise you can download free apps for iPhone and Android phones and tablets, as well as Windows and Mac laptops and desktops (link: install Kindle)

We hope you enjoy this new and handy revision guide.


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