For immediate release:
With your Advanced Certificate, you can run higher power, operate a remotely-controlled station, obtain operating privileges when travelling overseas, set up repeaters, be the trustee for club stations and even become an Accredited Examiner (AE).
In addition to the Advanced Course, a Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course will also once again be conducted with the assistance of the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club (AVARC) of Nova Scotia. We anticipate that the next Basic course will start in mid-August and are currently setting up the course.
Registration for the Basic course is not yet available and we are not keeping a waitlist. We will be sending out a RAC bulletin as soon as the information becomes available and also posting it on the RAC website.
RAC Advanced Course for Maple Leaf Operators: Summer 2020
The RAC Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio course is being offered at no charge to RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members – both current and future.
Participants in the course will need to meet all of the following requirements:
- Participants must already have the Canadian Basic Amateur Radio Qualification and a Canadian call sign.
- Participants must already be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member or become one by joining RAC at the Maple Leaf Operator level or upgrading to that level.
- Participants must have a copy of the Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide provided by Coax Publications. For more information please visit the RAC Study Guides webpage.
- Participants must have a computer and Internet connection capable of using the GoToMeeting (GTM) conference platform. You do not need your own account on GTM to take part in this course, but you will have to download an applet from the GTM site to participate.
- Participants must have a working email address to receive course materials and links to the sessions.
The course will be 10 sessions in length and each session will be two hours long.
In order to offer maximum flexibility, we will be running two Advanced courses so students will be able to choose one of the following two options:
- Sunday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm EDT (12 pm PDT) starting on Sunday, July 5 and ending on Sunday, September 6
- Monday evenings from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT (5:30 PDF) starting on Monday, July 6 and ending on Monday, September 7
The course instructor is Dave Goodwin, VE9CB. Dave has been an Amateur since 1975, is an active HF Contester and DXer and has many other interests in Amateur Radio. Since 2015, Dave has been teaching Basic and Advanced certification courses with the Fredericton (NB) Amateur Radio Club. He is also RAC’s Atlantic Director.
For complete details about the RAC Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course please visit:
Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair