Calgary Amateur Radio Association

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Advanced Amateur Ham Radio Course is scheduled for January 15 Start, 2018.
Starting Monday evenings at 6:45 PM

You can register the night of the class and payment can be made by cash or cheque.


Advanced Amateur Radio Study Guide Must be purchased in Advance for the course.

The Advanced Study Guides are available from:

 Radio World Calgary Ph. (403) 239 - 1400).


 Direct from Coax Publications Ph. 1 (905) 898-4875)

Passing the Advanced Qualification Exam (70% pass mark) is the starting
point for becoming a ham, and it will get you "on the air" with access
to many of the ham bands. More about amateur radio qualification levels and
privileges can be found on Industry Canada's Amateur Radio Centre web
site at

Start Date: Starting January 15, 2018.

Time: 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Duration: Monday evenings for 16 weeks (16 evenings total not including Stat Holidays if required).

Place:  RockPointe Church – BowRidge   12 BowRidge Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB    Fire Side Room

Exam: Advanced Qualification exam included, taken on the last evening

Cost: Regular tuition is $65.00. (Course fee only)

Note: Tuition includes photocopied course materials ($15.00 value),

 and Advanced Qualification test by accredited
examiner (would cost $20 if test taken at Industry Canada).

The test is 50 multiple choice questions covering Radio electronics and setup of Amateur Station and Repeaters, Operating Modes, Antennas, Operating practices, and theory.

 The pass mark is 70% for Advanced Qualification. There is a "Practice Exam Generator" software program that can be downloaded from the IC web site at this will give you an idea of what to expect.

"What if I have to miss some classes?" Depending on your dedication to
catch up on missed material, you can miss a few classes, and still
comfortably pass the exam. You will receive a course outline and there
is some reading to be done between classes and "homework" (assigned
questions from the exam bank). So, making it to every class is not as
important as keeping up with the material. If you should need to drop
out for any reason, your course fee covers you for any future CARA Advanced
course scheduled.

If you have any questions on the course, please call me at (403)
293-7879 or e-mail me at

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