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Foundation Courses and assessments

ARNSW conducts Foundation courses and Licence assessments for all grades. The dates currently planned for 2024 are;

All are held at the ARNSW facilities at 63 Quarry Road, Dural.

Foundation courses are usually held over a single weekend; training all day Saturday and Sunday morning then assessments take place on Sunday afternoon.

NOTE Amateur radio examination and licencing procedures are changing in 2024. We recommend that candidates contact our eductaion team to register your interest, and we will contact you with further deatils once arrangements are finalised.

You can contact our education team via email to,  or by phoning the office on 02 9444 0123 and leave your contact details.

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Amateur Radio Information

For general information on becoming a Radio Amateur, check out the WIA website. There is also specific information on the Foundation Licence.

You can obtain a current edition of the Foundation Licence Manual from ARNSW for $25 (pickup only). For mail orders please contact the WIA Bookshop at or via the WIA website's Foundation Manual page.

Detailed information on license requirements,conditions and regulations can be found on the ACMA website.

The US ARRL has a site with an Introduction to Ham Radio.

Amateur Radio: A Hobby for the 21st Century is produced by the Radio Society of Great Britain, provides a good introduction to Amateur Radio.