Radio Amateur Foundation Course

Hi Guys,

This e-mail from Stockport Radio Society pretty much scuppers the
plans I’d had for putting the whole lot of you through the Radio
Amateur Exams! :slight_smile:

I guess if you want to do both foundation and intermediate (which
would be £110, plus books for foundation and intermediate courses,
plus materials for the practical section of the intermediate course)
then it could still be appropriate, and in that case, I’d strongly
recommend getting in touch directly, either with Stockport Radio
Society via, or with your nearest local radio club
(should you not live in or near Stockport!)
Jon “The Nice Guy” Spriggs LPIC-1 Certified---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bernard
Date: 2009/9/26
Subject: Re: Foundation Course
To: Jon Spriggs

Hello Jon

Thanks for your email.

First of all I don’t think the Foundation Course will give you what
you are looking for. It is too basic in terms of electrical principles
albeit what we do is sound and thorough. As you would expect we spend
alot of time of Amateur Radio rules and regulations, aerials and
transmitters and receivers.

However the Intermediate Course goes into components, soldering and
some construction work. Cost of courses are currently £40 and £70ish.
With a number taking the course I’m sure we could do something with
the overall cost.

We use a couple of RSGB books as textbooks for the courses so I’ll
bring them along to the next meeting so you can take a look. Tuesday
6th October.

Hopes this helps a bit.


Bernard G3SHF

From: Jon Spriggs
Sent: Tuesday, 22 September, 2009 9:47:06 PM
Subject: Foundation Course


As I mentioned at the last meeting, I’m one of the organisers of the
Stockport Hackspace, which is an electronics, computing, science
and robotics group. We’re looking into whether the people who
need a grounding in Electronics would gain this knowledge from
the Foundation course.

To what extent does the course cover electronics - would it extend to
showing components in-situ, or is it purely theoretical?

Also, is there any scope for a group discount? We’re still gathering
numbers, but given the conversations over the past couple of meetings,
I’d expect to see maybe 5 to 7 people signing up for the course.


Jon Spriggs - G7VRI