During the Covid period use the following links for on line training




Due to social distancing rules we are unable to offer face to face training.

Following is our USUAL training info....

Please use the link This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest -

Please note all courses are open to all, both members and non-members.

Currently all training is cancelled due to lockdown / rule of 6.....contact our secretary for up to date details.

You may find that attending SARS meetings will allow you to form a grounding in the hobby and assist towards

 the examination. a fee will be charged for each training course to cover room hire etc. and a RSGB fee will be applied for the examinations.

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 5 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 8 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.