We are finally able to announce the dates for our most important bi-annual event – the license course!

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 14.10.20 F3 Introduction to amateur radio, prefixes and units, simple passive circuits
18:15 Wednesday 21.10.20 F3 Radio architecture and components
18:15 Wednesday 28.10.20 F3 Alternating current, Active components, Modulation
18:15 Wednesday 04.11.20 F3 Antennas and cables, Wave propagation
18:15 Wednesday 11.11.20 F3 Left over topics, mock exam
18:15 Wednesday 18.11.20 F3 Exam

The exam date is tentative at this point, and we will return with a confirmation once the books are in order.

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.