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Advice on Amateur Radio Training and Assessments (Foundation, Standard or Advanced) from Steve VK3VM / VK3SIR as an Assessor (based in Oakleigh, Victoria) should be directed to vk3vm @

There are no egocentric motives or club politics - although ARV (resources) and ALARA (Ladies and families) are supported. We must develop, support and grow the numbers of ethical, community-minded Amateur Radio Operators.

Amateur Radio Licenses: Guidance
  • FOUNDATION - Use the Foundation Manual and/or RES Program; guidance from an experienced trainer is essential.
  • STANDARD AND ADVANCED - Use the Radio and Electronics School Resources as a study base. The "Swainston" text is useful for questions and diagrams but too advanced for most. Avoid RSGB & ARRL Handbooks until Advanced licensed.
  • On-air experience and good practical skills (fault finding, making antennas) is mandatory for ADVANCED candidates.
  • Lots of myths exist: No question is too stupid. Ask a competent Amateur if you need assistance.
Contact me if you think I can assist via the University of Tasmania (AMC).

AR licensing queries should be directed to the University of Tasmania (AMC) or ACMA
Supporting the Warnambool Men's Shed - Radio Amateurs

Updated 17/01/2023