Training

lecturerSo you would like to become a radio amateur, or would like to know more about this exciting hobby?

The Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society, are able to offer short talks, demonstrations and lectures, on varied subjects relating to amateur radio, to interested groups in the Sussex area.

If you would like to obtain an amateur radio licence, we are registered to provide training courses qualifying you to obtain a transmitting licence.

Training is at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

Foundation

The Foundation Course, is the entry level for all candidates joining the hobby. Our course takes place over a two-day weekend, culminating in the examination, with immediate notification of a pass or fail. The course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of the technical subjects covered, and is suitable for ages 8 to 80!

Intermediate

The Intermediate Course, follows on from the foundation level, and consists mainly of practical subjects associated with the amateur radio station.

Advanced

The Advanced Course (for the full licence) is for those wishing to become fully qualified in amateur radio. This level is primarily the theory of radio, electronics, and operating at advanced levels.

Our exam centre is also registered to offer an exam only service for those who are prepared and assessed.

Training Books

To help with your course study, a full range of training books covering the Foundation, Intermediate and the Advanced course (Full Licence) are available from the RSGB shop: Go to the RSGB Shop

Feature Article

So you are interested in Amateur Radio are you? Written by Chris G4ZCS. This light hearted article will tell you how to go about getting involved in this magical technical hobby. Go to the Article

Courses

FOUNDATION COURSE

Taking place over the weekend of the 2nd - 3rd of March 2019.

To enrol on this course please register by contacting our training administrator Kirk Lord at this address:

training@msars.org.uk

Please note that this will most likely be the last we do on the current syllabus.

Please remember to include a contact telephone number.

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INTERMEDIATE COURSE

Informal Intermediate course of assessments is underway for those preparing for the next exam. Held on club nights in Cyprus Hall.

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ADVANCED EXAM

We offer an exam only service to prepared candidates.

NEW:

Advanced exams are now available on demand.

Please note that all will take a couple of months notice to arrange!

Please contact us at the following address to book your exam date:

training@msars.org.uk

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For inquires regarding any of our training courses, please contact our course administrator Kirk Lord at this address:

training@msars.org.uk

Please remember to include a contact telephone number so we can discuss with you your training requirements.

 

RSGB Course Books

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 2nd December 2018

Congratulations to students Steve and Nikki both sitting the Foundation exam.

We look forward to hearing of their callsigns in due course.

 

 

Advanced Exam held on Sunday 7th October 2018

Congratulations to Merv (left - now M0WVE) and Dave (now M0LDP), both sitting the Advanced exam.

 

 

 

Intermediate Exam held on Sunday 7th October 2018

Congratulations to the three students sitting the Intermediate exam. From L to R: Ray (now 2E0EYS), Christopher, and Ian (now 2E0KUE).

 

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 7th October 2018

Congratulations to students sitting the Foundation exam. From L to R: Michael Avery (now M7ROE), Michael McCarthy (now M7MMC), Jacob, Michael Voros (now M7ABA), David, and Jas (Now M7JAS)

 

 

 

Intermediate Exam held on Sunday 14th January 2018

Congratulations to Chris for passing the Intermediate exam. He applied for his new licence and was issued with the callsign 2E0GZZ

 

 

 

Foundation and Intermediate Exam held on Sunday 1st October 2017

Congratulations to the 5 students sitting the Foundation exam and Dave sitting the Intermediate exam.

From L to R: Gordon, Stephen (now M6KTB), Dave (now 2E0IQW), Ian (now M6KUE), Matt and Chris.

We look forward to hearing of their callsigns in due course.

 

 

Intermediate and Foundation Exam held on Sunday 5th March 2017

Congratulations to Andrew (far left) now 2E0ETI for passing the Intermediate exam, and the five students who passed the foundation exam.

Picture shows four of them Kevin (now M6IQT), Duncan, Dave (now M6IQW) and Ray (now M6IRB). All the students passed with top marks.

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 2nd
October 2016

Congratulations to Neil and John who passed the Foundation course with flying colours.

We look forward to hearing of their callsigns in due course.

Foundation Course Students May 2016

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Friday 6th
May 2016

Congratulations to Les who passed the Foundation course with flying colours.

Les pictured on the left with Course Invigilator
Mike G8KMP

Foundation Course Students March 2016

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 20th March 2016

Congratulations to seven students sitting the Foundation course. Pictured here are six of them. From left to right are: Stuart (now M6HZZ), Myles, Emma, Lead instructor Chris G4ZCS, Lee, Aharon (now M6YTU) and Ryan.

Intermediate Course Students Oct 2015

 

 

Intermediate Exam held on Sunday 4th October 2015

FULL HOUSE Congratulations to all 3 Students. From left to right are: Kirk (now 2E0GKL), Chris our Lead instructor G4ZCS, Sam (now 2E0FEM and Rob (now) 2E0KDT

Foundation Course Students Oct 2015

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 4th October 2015

FULL HOUSE Congratulations to all 8 Students. From left to right are: Joanna M6PRF, Norman M6NBP, Paul M6HXA, Darren M6VAW, Alex M6VAY, Andrew M6LSL, Sean M6GGL, Owen M6VFI, with Course Leader Chris G4ZCS.

Congratulations to Chris - June 2015

 

 

 

Foundation Exam held on Friday 26th
June 2015

Chris our Lead instructor (left) shaking hands with student Chris, and congratulating him on an excellent result in passing the Foundation exam. We look forward to hearing Chris on the air soon.

He is now licenced with the callsign M6FOW

Many Congratulations to Dennis, David and Adrian

 

 

Intermediate + Advanced Exam held on Friday 1st May 2015

Congratulations to all three students. From left to right clutching their Certificates are: Dennis (Advanced, now M0YDC), David (Intermediate, now 2E0VMS) and Adrian (Advanced, now M0TCD).

Foundation Exam Success 2015 for Stella and Kirk

 

 

 

Foundation Course held over the weekend 28th February-1st March 2015

Congratulations to our very own Stella
(now M6ZRJ) who most will know as our
Newsletter Editor. And well done to Kirk
(now M6KLU) for an excellent result.

Course Students Exam October 2014

 

 

Foundation Course held over the weekend 4-5th October 2014

Congratulations to all eight students. From left to right are: Barry, David, Terry, Matt, Robert, Sam and Dave. James who already held the Foundation licence, took and successfully passed the Intermediate exam.

Intermediate Course Students Exam August 2014

 

 

Intermediate Course Exam held on Sunday 10th August 2014

Congratulations to all three students. From far left is Course Leader Chris G4ZCS and clutching their Certificates are: Ian (M6IUZ), Sue (now 2E0ZYL) and Dennis (now 2E0YDC).

Foundation Course Students March 2014

 

 

Foundation Course held over the weekend 8-9th March 2014

Congratulations to all five students. From left to right clutching their Certificates are: Dennis (now M6XDC), James, Ian (now M6IUZ), Gordon (now M6GIH), Michael (now M6EFO) with Course Leader Chris G4ZCS.