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Mid Sussex Amateur Radio SocietySo you'd like to become a radio amateur, or maybe just know more?

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 & Full.

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.

Full

The Full Course 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 Full courses are available from the RSGB shop. These should be considered as your go-to reference materials.

Online exams and remote invigilation

The RSGB now offers candidates the option of an online examination at all three levels. Practical exercises have been difficult during the pandemic, and are not currently part of the syllabus, but things will likely change again before too long in that regard. Amateur radio examinations and training have proved to be very popular during the various lockdowns, and both demand and levels of success have been high. The RSGB have been using 'remote invigilation'  whereby you can sit the examinations in the comfort of your own home! More information on all of these measures can be found on the RSGB website. It's worth checking the situation with exams regularly as things are changing as society begins to open up again.

 

We are currently re-working course content to bring it in line with syllabus changes.

We aim to have a course run by the end of the year. Due to recent events, we cannot give a specific estimate.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) nationally, and recommendations by the government to limit social contact, work on the new course, may take longer than we hope.

Please visit here for updates of future training.

 

Intermediate Exam held on Sunday 23rd June 2019

Congratulations to Richard and Colin both sitting the Intermediate exam.

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

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 23rd June 2019

Congratulations to Scott, Kevin (now M7ELG), Stacy and Berni sitting the Foundation exam.

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

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 3rd March 2019

Congratulations to Ian (now M7AEK) and Laura both sitting the Foundation exam.

Foundation Exam held on Sunday 2nd December 2018

Congratulations to Steve (now M7MLO) and Nikki (now M7JEG) both sitting the Foundation exam.

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.