Foundation Licence


Our initial training course concluded in June 2010 and two students sat the examination.
Unfortunately there was a 50% success rate on that occasion with the second candidate achieving a marginal fail
needing just one more correct answer to have succeeded.

However the successful candidate gave us our  ‘youngest’ licenced member ,in the Cornish Radio Amateur Club
at that time ,in the shape of young Kira Halloway, who was, at the time,  12 yeas of age became M6KIR. The daughter of our Vice Chairman, Mike Halloway G1NRF, Kira is used to listening to HF having taken a keen interest in Amateur Radio thanks to Mike using his equipment at home and always encouraging his youngsters.

The mantle of youngest licenced member was taken over in 2012 by Josh, Grandson of Ian M0IAF who is a member of our Committee.

Next youngster to tackle the exam was Kira’s younger brother, Connor, he too passed and became M6NRF!

Graham has learned much running the initial courses and has fine tuned the training in an effort
to shorten the time the courses run by concentrating on the less easy to grasp topics and leaving
the candidates to study the less technical aspects in their own time.

In November 2012 a foundation exam was run for 4 candidates who had all self trained and studied at home and completed an assessment day with the Club. All candidates were successful.

We will be trying out a new formula for the course in the New Year (2013) with a Foundation Course running over 4 weekends rather than several weeks with tuition on one evening each week. We believe this move will prove an efficient way to train and, if you wish to join the hobby and train yourself or of you know someone who does please contact Ian by following this link . It worked with all but one success.

In 2014 there were even more Foundation and Intermediate successes. Plus two Advanced passes for members who had studied via a postal course taking  the exam through us as a registered exam ination centre.

We are currently planning a further Foundation level course in May 2015. Unfortunately Grahams wife is quite unwell at present and he is unable to leave her too often but will manage to tutor another Foundation level course but other levels are presently on hold.


Click on the following link for full details on this course on the Radio Society of Great Britain site

Visit this link for details


Mike G1NRF(assistant) Paul,Darren,June, Ray, Steve 5 passes in last course


To enquire about the availability of Courses currently planned or being run please complete this enquiry form. With just the one trainer only one level of course will be running at any given time.

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