The next training course will be for the Advanced licence and will commence 1/1/17 , please use the "Contact Sidmouth ARS" button to register your interest - Please note it is open to all, both members and non-members.


SARS is a registered examination centre for all three sections of the Amateur Radio Licence qualification.

Please click on the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced headings below for more information.

  • Foundation.

    A course of 4 evenings at the end of which a multi choice examination is taken locally; if the candidate is successful a licence will be issued in a few days. Once you have passed the Foundation course you are free to operate on the most frequently used amateur bands, without supervision, using a transmitting power of 10 watts. This does not sound like very much power, but once you have acquired experience operating your radio you will find it is enough to communicate almost anywhere in the world. 

  • Intermediate.

    A course of 6 evenings at the end of which a multi choice examination is taken locally; if the candidate is successful an updated licence will be issued.  Following a pass in the Intermediate section your transmission power will be raised up to 50 watts.                                                                                                   

  • Advanced.

    For this level the candidate studies at home, with mentoring locally by the SARS instructors.  At the end of the study period the examination is conducted locally.  A lot of privileges and responsibilities come with a Full Licence, not least from the fact that you will be able to transmit at up to 400 watts of power. You will also receive with your Full Licence the ability to legally transmit from almost every country in the world.

 

If you are new to Amateur Radio please view this video...Introduction to Amateur Radio.

 

 

RSGB registered training and examination centre.

 

SARS hold registrations for three venues to be used as Examination venues, they are used depending upon the number sitting the examination.