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We will be holding an intensive Intermediate training course over the weekends of February 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th.We will also be holding an intensive Foundation training course over the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd. If interested in either of these courses, please email



We held an intensive 2 day Foundation Training Course, over the weekend of November 24th and 25th, all candidates who took the exam gained "indicative passes". on December 13th, we are holding a Foundation exam for 2 candidates and an Intermediate exam for 4 candidates, commencing at 18:00 before the normal meeting.



H.A.R.E.S. is a recognised training and examination centre for the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Licences.

H.A.R.E.S. will be running foundation and intermediate courses throughout the year. Details of new courses will be posted here when available. Foundation and Intermediate courses will be held at the club, For candidates wishing to study for the Advanced licence, training material is available on line which will enable you to study at your own pace, however support will be available at the club when required.

For further information, please come along to the club on any Thursday evening at 19:30 and speak to any club member or e-mail Training

The Examinations Standards Committee have agreed that the Advanced amateur radio examination can be requested “on demand”. This means that Advanced exams can be booked in the same way as the Foundation and Intermediate with the important exception that one calendar month’s notice must be given.

On demand bookings will commence on 1st May 2016 ie Advanced exams can be booked after then for any date from 1st June 2016.


The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society web site contains powerpoint presentations which help with the training
RSGB publish a poster on Good Operating Practice which can be found at Good Operating Practices

HARES Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Training Courses

Our Instructors Simon G3USP and John G0SKR, assisted by other club members who help with tutoring, are keen to  introduce new students to Ham Radio and help them to obtain their licences. Recently 28 Foundation, 16 Intermediate and 10 Advanced licence passes were obtained, many of these were amateurs from nearby clubs which has increased the camaraderie between members. 
Training is free to members of the club but a charge of £30 is made for non members (which includes one years membership of the club). Exam fees are set by the RSGB and are currently £27.50 for Foundation £32.50 for Intermediate and £37.50 for Full licence.

Leicester Radio Society also run courses locally.