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The Mississauga Amateur Radio Club offers study sessions to aid aspiring hams to learn the material required to qualify for your qualification to possess an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate. To attain this you need to write a multiple choice exam. We also offer instruction to let you gain your Advanced Amateur Radio Operator Certificate.

Morse Code (formally known as CW operation) proficiency is no longer required for Amateurs to obtain their certificate. MARC members occasionally offer online instruction in CW for those interested in this mode of operation.

The first level of instruction is called Basic, after the text book: The current version Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide.

The course sessions start at 7:00 PM and runs until about 9:00 PM. Click here to see the course schedule. The exam will be held in the same classroom. There is no examination fee as all costs are covered by your MARC membership.

The Basic course consist of 10 instruction sessions, a practice exam session, and a final exam session. The course content includes basic radio theory, antennas, propagation, operating, plus international and domestic radio regulations.

We hold our classes at the Red Cross O-zone Building at 5700 Cancross Court. This is located west of Hurontario Street off the south side of Matheson Boulevard in Mississauga. The classroom is the Peel Training Room, or an adjacent training room.

Basic Instruction is offered in Fall and Winter sessions. Advanced is offered only in the Winter session.

Fall sessions are held from September to early December. Winter sessions are held from January to early March.

For Fall 2018 sessions are every Monday, except Thanksgiving, starting on September 10th, 2018.

For Winter 2019 sessions are every Monday, except Family Day, starting on January 7. 2019.

For Winter 2019 sessions are every Monday, except Family Day, starting on January 7. 2019.

The registration fees include a full year club membership, course registration and examination fees. Registration fees are the sum of the individual fees as follows:

Course Fee:$30 per person.
Membership Fee:$40 per person ($35 for RAC members). Additional family members residing in the same household are free.
Study Guide:$50 (Optional).

Text books may be purchased individually at Radioworld on Steeles in advance of the course starting. For those unable to purchase the guide books themselves, please let us know in advance of the registration and we will purchase them for you. We will charge you $50 for the study guide.

Due to the demand for our courses, and the limited number of seats available, registration is now preferentially conducted online. To register for the Basic course, Click here, or the Advanced Course Click here.

The prerequisite training for the Advanced course is that you already hold an Amateur Radio Operators Certificate or have successfully completed the MARC Basic Class. Advanced Qualification allows you to transmit with more power, build your own transmitter equipment and operate/control club repeater stations. The Advanced course will be of interest to those who love detailed electronic theory or are looking for a personal challenge. The current Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Guide will be used as the study text.

The prerequisite training for the Advanced course is that you already hold an Amateur Radio Operators Certificate or have successfully completed the MARC Basic Class. Advanced Qualification allows you to transmit with more power, build your own transmitter equipment and operate/control club repeater stations. The Advanced course will be of interest to those who love detailed electronic theory or are looking for a personal challenge. The current Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Guide will be used as the study text.

Please register using the online links. Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if seats are available after online registrations have been handled. When you register, you will be sent a form to print, fill out, and bring to the first class, reserving your spot ahead of walk ins.

Registration processing and the first class is Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 7:00 PM, or Monday 7th January, 2019.

The course instructors are: Basil VE3JEB for Fall Basic and Winter Advanced, and Barry VE3LBL, for Fall and Winter Basic.

Industry Canada examinations will be conducted by club accredited examiners as part of the course.

For any additional Information , please contact Basil VE3JEB at bmburgess @ rogers.com (remove blank spaces).