We are back with our bi-annual license course. Following up on the success from last time, we are doing five evenings with an extended introduction in order to familiarize the operators-to-be with the operational side of amateur radio.

The end goal of the course is to obtain the radio amateur license. 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. With the amateur radio license you get access to transmit on a large selection of frequencies, which is essential to participate in this hobby.

The course is open to anyone, and will consist of five 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.

DateRoom Topics
18:15 Wednesday 02.10.19 F404 Introduction to amateur radio, how to operate an amateur radio station
18:15 Wednesday 09.10.19 F404 Practical prefixes, Units, Ohms law, Passive components, Direct Current
18:15 Wednesday 16.10.19 F404 Alternating current, Active components, Receiver/radio architecture, Modulation
18:15 Wednesday 23.10.19 F404 Antennas and cables, Wave propagation
18:15 Wednesday 30.10.19 F404 Left over topics, walkthrough of example exam
18:15 Wednesday 6.11.19 F404 Exam

Once the rooms are booked we will update this article. The course will be held somewhere on the NTNU Gløshaugen campus. Please note that the time slots are also tentative pending confirmation on the room bookings.
UPDATE: The license course will be held in room F404 at Gløshaugen. The times in the table above are also updated. If you know you want to take the exam, please sign up using this form before 16.10.19.

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 a great place to be. Have a look at our recruitment page if this interests you. 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. Feel free to show up for the first lecture if you would like to learn more about this hobby, and why it is fun.