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Training Opportunities during COVID-19

Posted: (1/7/2021)  RAC Advanced Course for Maple Leaf Operators: Winter/Spring 2021

In response to the global pandemic, Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practice social/physical distancing.

With your Advanced Certificate, you can run higher power, operate a remotely-controlled station, obtain operating privileges when travelling overseas, set up repeaters, be the trustee for club stations and even become an Accredited Examiner (AE). 

Note: You need to be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member (present or future) to register for this course.

In order to offer maximum flexibility, we will be running two Advanced courses so students will be able to choose one of the following two options:

  • Sunday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm EDT (12 pm PDT) starting on Sunday, February 7 and ending on Sunday, May 2
  • Or
  • Monday evenings from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT (5:30 PDF) starting on Monday, February 8 and ending on Monday, May 3

Updated: (03/22/2021)   RAC Online Basic Amateur Radio Course: Spring 2021

Registration is now underway for RAC Basic Winter 2021 Course!  The course will start Thursday April 15/2021. 

Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Amateur Radio course so that individuals from all across Canada can obtain their Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification while continuing to practice social/physical distancing.

The regular classes that CARA normally hosts have been put on hold pending the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But in the meantime, what is a person to do to get their Amateur Radio Certificate?

There are several On-Line course being offered across Canada that are available if you wish:

Radio Amateurs of Canada maintain a list of courses on-line across Canada. 

See the RAC.CA website for updated information

In addition, there are a community provided self-pace training websites that may be of interest.

The Certification testing objectives and practice exams are available on line at the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada ISED website

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