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Background on Amateur Radio Exams in Australia :
To obtain your Amateur Radio Licence you have to successfully sit a series of Assessments.
theTARCinc conducts a Wireless Institute of Australia accredited examination service
providing Assessors, the necessary security and a suitable venue for Assessment sessions.
The Assessment materials are prepared by the Wireless Institue of Australia Exams Service
under strict guidelines laid down by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.


Next Assessments :
Assessments sessions can be held on demand provided at least 3 weeks notice is given.
Contact the Exams Service Co-ordinator to find out about or arrange Assessment sessions.
Also check the weekly news page for possible up and coming Assessment sessions.

Contacts :
Prospective Assessment Candidates need to first contact the Exams Service Co-ordinator
to arrange a time and date for Assessment, then check the current schedule of fees
and find out the identification requirements for the service.

In the first instance, for Assessments to be sat in Townsville or conducted by Assessors
sponsored by theTARCinc contact the Exams Service Co-ordinator
Roger Cordukes VK4CD on 0417 638366

For information on Assessments at centres other than Townsville consult the
group leader listing on the WIA website.

click here to head to the WIA website

Studying for the Assessment :
The Australian Amateur Radio Service consists of 3 licence levels -
Foundation, Standard and Advanced.

For study to sit the Foundation Level Assessment, purchase and
study of the WIA Foundation Licence Manual is highly recommended.
The manual can be purchased from theTARCinc for $20 per copy.

For study to sit the Standard and Advanced Level Assessments participation
in Ron Bertrand's RadioElectronicSchool is highly recommended
Click on the school logo to check out study course options.....

                      
                                  http://www.res.net.au

Foundation Level Theory/Regulations Online Trial Exam:
Scouts Australia South Australia Branch Radio Activities Group have a online
Foundation Trial Exam system that can give you valuable feedback on whether
or not you are ready to sit for the real thing

< Access the Scout Activities Group Foundation Level Online Trial Exam System

Standard Level Theory Online Trial Exam:
Amateur Radio Victoria have two online Standard Trial Exams
that can give you valuable feedback on whether
or not you are ready to sit for the real thing

< Access the Amateur Radio Victoria Online Standard Theory Trial Exams

Advanced Level Theory Online Trial Exam:
Amateur Radio Victoria have two online Advanced Trial Exams
that can give you valuable feedback on whether
or not you are ready to sit for the real thing

< Access the Amateur Radio Victoria Online Advanced Theory  Trial Exams

Standard/Advanced Level Regulations Online Trial Exam:
Amateur Radio Victoria have two online Regulations Trial Exams
that can give you valuable feedback on whether
or not you are ready to sit for the real thing

< Access the Amateur Radio Victoria Online Standard/Advanced Regulations Trial Exams


Recommended Data:
You will definitely need to download the current Amateur LCD and the current
edition of the WIA Practical Assessment Form.
Perusal of the WIA links featured below will also increase your
understanding of the licensing and assessment requirements.

If you are attempting the Standard or Advanced Theory Assessment then purchasing the
5th Edition of The Radio Theory Handbook for Amateur Operators by
Fred Swainston will be a great help to you. There is also a Radio Regs study CD available.

< Access contact information for Silverdale Publications / Fred Swainston VK3DAC 

If you are attempting the Standard or Advanced Theory Assessment then check out the
range of Standard Theory and Advanced Theory Texts by
Graeme Scott.

< Access the Graeme Scott VK2KE website


Choosing Your Callsign:

Let's think positive and assume you get through your Assessments with
flying colours ! One other thing you will have to think about is
what callsign you might want to have, and is it taken already.
A search of the WIA Public List of Available Callsigns will advise you what
callsigns have or haven't been taken already.
You will need to have chosen a prime and secondary callsign by the time
you have been assessed so that if you are successful you can fill in
the WIA Callsign Recommendation Form at the assessment venue.

< Access the WIA Public List of Available Callsigns

Information You Need :


Wireless Institute of Australia
Becoming a Radio Amateur
WIA Training Materials
WIA Assessor Listing
WIA & ACMA Assessment Documents
WIA Public List of Available Callsigns

Permitted Equipment for Radio Amateur use in Australia


We wish you good luck and total success in your endeavour to
join the ranks of Australia's Radio Amateurs !

Oh, in case you need some background info on how things work legally with Amateur Radio
read here about the case of Robert Lear VK2ASK (Silent Key)

 


      

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