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Wythall RC Amateur Radio Training Courses

Latest News from Training Co-ordinator, Chris G0EYO…


From Chris Pettitt G0EYO, Training Coordinator, Wythall Radio Club…

“Wythall Radio club will be running its annual Advanced course every Monday evening in the Shack at Wythall House from September 4th. We are planning the exam for Saturday 9th December. There is also one Saturday morning session where we deal with measurements in a practical way which is on  25th November. The course runs over 15 weeks and the cost is £60 which includes the course book, course materials and the exam fee and room costs, or £50 if you have the course book. Any members who wish to do this course or people known to members who are looking for a course then please let me know ASAP so I can send you a Candidate Application Form. Numbers will be restricted to about 8 people.”


Each year the club plan to run an advanced course from September to December. This is designed so that we are in time for the RSGB’s November or December Advanced Exam. Foundation and Intermediate Courses are usually run from January until August, and we try to run two of each. To see what courses we are actually running at any given time, keep an eye on this website and/or contact  Wythall Radio Club’s Training Co-ordinator, Chris G0EYO at [email protected]


Run on demand. This is normally an 8 week course on Monday evenings, The last Monday evening session is the examination.


Also run on demand. This is normally a 9 week course of 10 sessions on a Monday evening with two Saturday mornings for the practical assessments, Where students wish to self-study we can also in certain circumstances provide the practical assessment workshop and the examination. The last Monday evening session is the examination.


Also run on demand. This is normally a 15 week course of 17 sessions, on a Monday evening, with several Saturday mornings and with the examination being taken on a day determined by our national society the Radio Society of Great Britain. Examinations are held every two months and usually commence at 6.30pm in the evening. For our advanced course we aim for the November or December exam but we can provide just the examination facility if students wish to self-study.



For many years Wythall Radio Club has offered a full range of classroom based learning programmes for those wishing to gain their Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced licences. Now we are pleased to announce that we have designed an on-line course for those seeking to gain their Foundation licence.

The programme is based around free virtual learning experience (VLE) software and is a method that has gained world-wide acceptance as a safe and easy way for tutors to connect with students at home via the internet.

All you need to do is sign up for the course and you will get email notifications when  course material and quizzes are available for you to download.

The course lasts about 5 weeks with 2 lessons per week and on the final Saturday, students come together at our Club to do the practical assessments and then on the Sunday, take the exam itself. This will obviously appeal to students who are some distance from us but who can get to the final practical assessment weekend at Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ (we are only about 2 miles from Junction 3 of the M42)

We think this might be ideal for younger students or those who cannot make a regular classroom attendance on our normal teaching nights. You can study in your own time with support via posts from the lead tutor, Chris G0EYO.


CURRENT COURSE FEES (from July 2013)

Fees include examination costs, free study book, room hire and other club costs. The Intermediate course costs also cover the use of tool kits and test equipment and materials for the various projects on which students are required to be assessed.

FOUNDATION COURSE £40 (or £32.50 if under 18 years of age or unemployed and claiming benefits)

INTERMEDIATE COURSE £50 (or £42.50 under 18 years of age or unemployed and claiming benefits)

ADVANCED COURSE £60 (or £46.50 if under 18 years of age or unemployed and claiming benefits)

If you are interested in any of the above courses then please contact  Wythall Radio Club’s Training Co-ordinator, Chris Pettitt G0EYO at [email protected]

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