Learn the Basics
Get started in amateur radio with this basics course and earn your Industry Canada Radio Operators Certificate!
Basic Amateur Radio Qualification
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Below are a few resources to consult when looking into acquiring your Basic or Advanced Amateur Radio certifications.
Step 1: Review Industry Canada documentation on the Amateur Radio Service
Step 2: Review Industry Canada question bank
The basic certificate exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions drawn from Industry Canada’s question bank. The questions focus on eight subject areas: 1) Regulations and Policies, 2) Operating and Procedures, 3) Station, Assembly, practice and Safety, 4) Circuit Components, 5) Basic Electronics and Theory, 6) Feedlines and Antenna Systems, 7) Radio Wave Propagation, 8) Interference and Suppression.
Use Wikipedia or google to look up unfamiliar terms, this will greatly ease your studies.
Industry Canada Basic Exam Question Bank (formerly RIC-7) (Question Bank for Amateur Radio Basic qualification, the test is 100 Questions, 70% required to pass)
Basic Question Bank With Answers and Explanations (old revision but still relevant)
Step 3: Review study material
UBC Amateur Radio Society study manual (up soon)
The documents below (provided by the Emergency Communications Ontario Association (ECOA)) cover these topics in some detail.
Step 4: Complete practice exams
Completing practice exams will allow you to pass the exam on the first attempt and achieve a higher mark, leading the the Basic W. Honors certification.
Step 1: Review Industry Canada question bank
100 Questions, 70% required to pass
Step 2: Review study material
Step 3: Complete practice exams
Completing practice exams will allow you to pass the exam on the first attempt.