This years amateur radio license course will start 18:00 Wednesday 06.09.2017 at VE20 Gløshaugen.

An amateur radio license is required in order to participate in the amateur radio hobby. As an amateur radio operator you can learn more about radio communication, build electric circuits that allow you to communicate with people all over the world, and much more. Feel free to show up to the first lecture if you would like a more indepth description of what amateur radio is, and why it is fun.

The course is open to anyone, and will consist of four lectures followed by an exam. Each lecture is approximately two hours long. The lectures are held in VE20 at Gløshaugen. For directions please see this mazemap link.

The lecture plan is:

Date Topics
Wednesday 06.09.17 18:15 to 20:00 Introduction to amateur radio, practical prefixes and units, Ohms law, Passive components, Direct Current
Wednesday 13.09.17 18:15 to 20:00: Alternating current, Active components, Receiver/radio architecture, Modulation
Wednesday 20.09.17 18:15 to 20:00: Antennas and cables, Wave propagation, Digital Communication
Wednesday 27.09.17 18:15 to 20:00 Left over topics, walkthrough of example exam

The course will be held in English or Norwegian, depending on the attendees. The exam will be held Tuesday 03.10.17 at 18.00 in VE20, get in touch with me over email to sign up.

The curriculum for the course is “Veien til internasjonal amatørradiolisens” which can be purchased here. While the book is in Norwegian it is possible to follow the course and take the exam in English.

The course is free, but if you pass the exam there is a license fee of 2000 NOK to the national communications authority (NKOM).