Next Basic Qualification Course
Starts on Feb. 3, 2018

RARC offers its next radio course for the ISED (formerly Industry Canada) Basic Qualification Operator Certificate starting on February 3, 2018. The six week course consists of about 18 hours instructions divided into six Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon, with the exam on the seventh Saturday, March 17. Examination will be conduted by two club members who are government accredited examiners.

Registration fee of $100 for the course includes: course textbook (value $60 retail), instructor notes, qualification exam, and one year trial club membership. All payments should be made payable to 'Richmond Amateur Radio Club.'

Please revisit this page regularly as more details on the radio course become available. Send us an email message if you would like more information or to register for our upcoming radio course.

RARC would like to thank Vancity Blundell Centre community branch for their generousity in providing their boardroom for the course's classroom.

Course Information

Classes are conducted by a faculty of instructors who are members that are knowledgable and enthusiastic about their respective subjects of interest. The class syllabus focuses on use of demonstrations and interactions to give students a better understanding of the theories and practices required for certification as new Amateur radio operators under federal goverment regulations.


Club Instructors


Urey Chan, VE7URE (course coordinator)
Eric Scott, VE7KLZ
Allan Leong, VE7WXZ
Ted Pater, VE7VIB
Charles Cohen, VA7CPC
Carole Eng, VA7QCE
Peter Walsh, VE7XPW
Gary Christie, VE7ZGC
Course Topics
Regulations and Policies
Radio Operations and Practices
Station Assembly and Sasfety
Circuit Components
Basic Electronica and Theory
Feedlines and Antenna Systems
Radio Wave Propagation
Interference and Supression

Updated Jan. 2, 2018 (BETA 2)