Amateur Radio Getting Started Video

On this page, you’ll find the latest version of the Essex Ham “Getting Started: Welcome To Amateur Radio” video:

(Version 1.4 – 7 mins) – The short link to this page, is

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About “Welcome To Amateur Radio”

The video was created by the team at Essex Ham to do a number of things

  • Give those curious about amateur radio a quick overview
  • Demonstrate how a typical Foundation training course is run
  • Explain what practicals new candidates need to do
  • Outline some of the Foundation syllabus
  • Give a little information on progressing through to the Full licence

We’re happy for this to be shared and distributed, so long as it benefits the hobby

Here is a direct link to the YouTube video: Welcome To Amateur Radio (YouTube)

Training Material

Featured in the video is a short selection of Foundation training slides created by Essex Ham as part of a toolkit for Foundation training. If your club is teaching Foundation, and you would be interested in using or review our slideset, please contact us.

Some of Essex Ham's Amateur Radio Foundation Training Slides
Some of Essex Ham’s Amateur Radio Foundation Training Slides

Video credits

Thanks to the following people for help with this video

Thanks also to Chelmsford ARS, and to the voices of several radio amateurs in Essex, including Jim, John, Chris and Mark.

We hope you find the video useful!

YouTube Version

The version on YouTube may not be the most up-to-date, but you’ll find it here:


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