Our first amateur radio license course this year will start in week 6. The precise date, time and location will be updated in this post once it is ready. If you would like to impact the date and register for the course, please answer this form. It is possible to show up to the first lecture without registering, however it is nice to know how many people to expect beforehand with regard to room reservations.

Update: The license course will start 07.02.18 at 18.15 in R40 at NTNU.

As an amateur radio operator, you will learn a lot about radio communication, electronics, propagation mechanics and much more. You can even build your own electric circuits that allow you to communicate with other amateurs from all over the world. An amateur radio license is required to participate in the amateur radio hobby. With the amateur radio license you get access to a large amount of frequencies, which is what allows us to perform this hobby. Feel free to show up for the first lecture if you would like to learn more about this hobby, 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 course is offered in English or Norwegian, depending on the attendees. The course is free, but if you pass the exam there is a license fee of 2000 NOK to the national communications authority (NKOM). The exam is only available in Norwegian. You may bring a dictionary if you are not proficient in written Norwegian.

The lecture plan is:

Date Topics
07.02 Introduction to amateur radio, practical prefixes and units, Ohms law, Passive components, Direct Current
14.02 Alternating current, Active components, Receiver/radio architecture, Modulation
21.02 Antennas and cables, Wave propagation, Digital Communication
28.02 Left over topics, walkthrough of example exam

The curriculum for the course is “Veien til internasjonal amatørradiolisens”, which can be purchased here.

If you already know that you are interested in amateur radio, ARK is currently recruiting new members. A license is not required to apply, but we encourage new members to get licensed as soon as possible, so that they are able to partake in all that the club has to offer.

Register for the course.