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