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Foundation Courses and assessments

ARNSW conducts Foundation courses and Licence assessments for all grades. The dates currently planned for 2023 are;

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

Courses and assessments are run in compliance with current public health restrictions and COVIDsafe guidelines.

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

Advance booking is necessary to meet the current lead time requirements of the government selected outsourced examination provider, AMC. Late bookings cannot be accepted, as examination materials are provided specifically for each candidate.

Detailed information on the next exam session at ARNSW is in the current ARNSW Training information document.

For any other education enquiries, contact our education team via email to education@arnsw.org.au,  or by phoning the office on 02 9651 1490 and leave your contact details.

ARNSW Training Classroom

Amateur Radio Information

From April 2022, the ACMA fee for a new licence is $84 and renewals are $55 per year.

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 bookshop@wia.org.au 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.