Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Course 2023

Posted on: Sun, 11/27/2022 - 22:34 By: VE7JXC

Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Course

Are you interested in joining the ranks of Ham Operators around the world? 

OCARC would like to assist you in anyway we can to achieve your goal. (Email links corrected 2022-12-11)

These include:
1. A formal course – OCARC is currently running a Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification course, commencing January 18, 2023.
Let us know if you are interested by contacting us at

2. Study materials - We have copies of Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide for sale - this saves you paying the shipping.
3. Fellowship - you are always welcome at a Club event. Come to a monthly meeting, at the Main Firehall, fourth Thursday at 7:30 PM.

The cost is $100, this includes books & course materials, pays for part of the room rental and the remainder of the current year's OCARC membership. The exam is free.

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is the national organization representing Hams across Canada. A great place to start is RAC's website: Here you can find resources for getting your certificate. While there, be sure to download a copy of the ExHAMiner. This software will create an exam with questions from the actual exam. You can practice taking the exam and be able to determine which topics you need to study or need assistance with.

How to Sign Up

Please email our Education Coordinator at