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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 Tuesday evening at 19:30 and speak to any club member or e-mail Training


The next Foundation Course will start on 7th February 2017

Intermediate Courses will not be available until 2017, dates will be posted here.



Advanced exam “on demand”

| April 29, 2016

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 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.pdf

HARES Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Training Courses

Our three registered Lead Instructors Tim G1KFB, Colin M0LTD and Steve G8NEL, 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 £20 is made for non members (which includes one years membership of the club). Exam fees have been increased recently by RSGB to £27.50 for Foundation £32.50 for Intermediate and £37.50 for Full licence. Leicester Radio Society also run courses locally.