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Training for your Amateur Radio Licence

A few things regarding Foundation, Intermediate and Full Training. We welcome new members who join us and participate to take up continual learning, one of the huge benefits of free society membership.

The main news is that 2E0 Intermediate students aim to attempt for the exam at the end of July or beginning of August for those ready to do it. Those students taking part will need to ‘ramp up’ and increase their own background reading, and continue to liaise with and communicate with Trainer Mark M0TGW either before activities on the main society nights or in training sessions. Intermediates will continue with their sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the bar with the practical’s sometime on a Saturday at end of May or early June, TBC. This will leave those students free to enjoy society meetings and events on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

Foundation Training by Krystyna 2E0KSH is now being provided on a drop in and roll over basis on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the bar at the Rutland Hotel using structured PowerPoints and discussion. Students can start to drop in on any session, picking and starting the course at any time in the year. There is currently one M6 student taking part. If you know anyone who wishes to get involved in the society to take part with the foundation then please extend an invitation for them to join in.

Andrew G0HSA is currently providing some 1-2-1 training to Krystyna, but any 2E0 in the society who wishes to do their full licence should come and have a chat with Andrew.

Huge thanks to other SDWS members who pitch in, especially Peter G3PHO with the occasional Morse, and the Dave’s M5DWI and G8EQD who support with practical’s and occasional presentations.

Please respect that all trainers are volunteers who have work, family and other life commitments, and who freely give up their time when they are able, and therefore offer a flexible and relaxed approach to ongoing, lifelong learning.

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