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NERG Amateur Radio Classes

Regular Foundation training and assessment weekends held by the NERG

The club runs regular Foundation training and assessment weekends  these run  on Saturday and Sunday  from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Briar Hill Community Hall, Briar Hill, Victoria.

We have been running monthly courses but this has reduced over the last few months - please register to receive updates as they occur.

Training covers some very basic radio theory, safety, interference issues, regulations, and practical aspects of putting together an amateur radio station and making contacts.  The assessment consists of a multiple choice exam on the above subjects, and a practical assessment on setting up a two way radio and making a contact.

A $100 course fee covers:
  Training (All day Saturday & Sunday morning),
  Copy of the Foundation Manual,
  Lunch (both days),
  NERG club membership.

An additional $67 ($35 for those under 18) assessment fee per exam paper covers the written exam and  practical assessment on Sunday afternoon (These fees go directly to the WIA to cover the cost of examination material and administration.) .

Those that don't pass the assessment or would like more time before attempting the exams or assesment are welcome to attend further NERG Foundation training days within 12 months at no extra cost.

Assessment results will be available on the day.  Successful candidates can submit all the paperwork and fees to the WIA on the day so that they can be issued with their new station licence and callsign and be on the air as soon as possible.

Places are limited.

Contact John Weir on (03)9431-0667 ,or email to: vk3xdnerg.asn.au

A short Enrollment Session takes place at 7:30pm on a Thursday prior at the Briar Hill Community Hall for registration, payment of training fees, and to pick up a copy of the Foundation Manual.

Detailed information on the Foundation licence can be found at the WIA web site at www.wia.org.au - click on the "Become a Radio Amateur" and then on the menu item "Foundation Licence".

Although some basic experience using two-way radios or electronics can be useful, but the training assumes no previous experience.

Standard Licence:

NERG expects to run classes over a period of several weeks for people wishing to get their Standard Licence.  The syllabus for the new Standard level licence is now available on the WIA web site.  The NERG can run an assessment on the same days as foundation training and assessment, so please register your interest with NERG or watch out for announcements on the NERG web site.

Advanced Licence:

NERG has in the past run "bridging" classes to bring existing amateurs up to the Advanced level. These classes usually run for 3-4 nights. The syllabus for the new Advanced level licence is now available, so please register your interest with NERG or watch out for announcements on the NERG web site.

Individual Exams:

The NERG has several WIA authorised assessors that can organise an exam for you.

The costs associated with running exams means that running a single exam cost a lot more than several held at once.  Therefore we try to keep costs down by running exams on a demand basis or in conjunction with classes.

You can register for inclusion in the next exam session by contacting our Learning Organiser John Weir VK3XD at
  vk3xdnerg.asn.au



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