Amateur Radio Training

MKARS offers a full range of amateur radio training courses. Thanks to the high degree of expertise within our membership, we can run successful courses, achieving excellent pass rates with our regular instructors.

Our Training Courses


Foundation Licence

Foundation Licence


An entry level in to Amateur Radio. Assessment is a combination of practical skills (an integral part of the training course) and a written multiple choice 55 minute, 26 question paper.


We are currently able to offer


- Self Study Support

- Intensive Training Courses

- A short course over multiple weeks


Intermediate Licence

Intermediate Licence


This is the next step from the Foundation License offering a larger number of frequencies and higher power for your transmitter. For these extra privileges you have to be able to show a greater understanding of some theory behind radio technology. Again our trainers are here to guide you to a pass, and there is plenty of literature available to help you study.


We are currently able to offer:


- Self Study Support

- A full course over multiple weeks


Advanced Licence

Advanced Licence


The final stage and top level for a UK amateur radio license and freedom to operate transmitters with the minimum of restrictions. At this level there is also full international compatibility. There are some specialised topics which have to be understood at this level, for example aspects of EMC and international regulations etc., but no worries our trainers will help you pass the necessary test.


We are currently able to offer:


- Self Study Support


Courses are scheduled based upon demand - Typically 2 or 3 courses are run a year. Supported Self study can begin at any time.

MKARS instructors teach courses on a voluntary basis and therefore there is no charge for their time.

On completing the course the RSGB charge £27.50 for the Foundation examination, £32.50 for the Intermediate and £37.50 for the Advanced.

(RSGB training manuals available from RSGB books)

Next Weekend and Full Courses:

Foundation Intensive Course

Sept 14th/15th/22nd 2019

Foundation Full Course January 2020
Intermedaite Full Course September 2019

Sunday 18th August - Additional Exam Session - We shall be holding an exam session for those who have self studied and wish to take an exam before the upcoming Syllabus change. Members and non-members are welcome to use our facilities for this purpose.

To Discuss Your Training Requirements or Book a Place:

Contact Email:


And Finally....

PDF DocumentLesson 1
PDF DocumentLesson 2
PDF DocumentLesson 3
PDF DocumentLesson 4

Morse Code (CW)

Morse Code is no longer a requirement in any of the UK Amateur Radio licenses, but CW truly lives on in the Amateur world. MKARS have some very keen CW operators amongst them.


If you are interested in learning the code or even improving then we can help you. You will need to know the alphabet and numbers and bring your own pen and notepad.  Morse classes are only open to MKARS members. Morse Classes will start up again soon when a suitable venue is organised.


Our CW starter lessons 1~4 are available in PDF format for download here:

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