Yeovil Amateur Radio Club.
Training - Getting your Licence.

Before you can operate Amateur Radio Transmitting Equipment you must obtain an Amateur Radio Transmitting Licence.
The current levels of UK Amateur Radio Licence are:

The Foundation Licence gives limited access to amateur transmitting, whereas higher grades of licence give greater privileges. The Full Licence is recognised internationally.
There are examinations for each licence and it is necessary to qualify at each stage before progressing to the next licence.

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) provides a lot of support in obtaining a licence through its Training pages.
This includes lists of clubs with on-line training courses. The RSGB book store has a manual for each licence.

Yeovil Amateur Radio Club is able to conduct RSGB examinations at registered venues. Alternatively, candidates can apply to the RSGB to take exams on-line at home with remote RSGB invigilation.

The only practical examination is for the Foundation grade, currently suspended due to Covid. In the future, it may be re-introduced with a remote examination. The RSGB has a 30 minute video to assist a novice user by demonstrating six practical tasks that would have been required by the practical.

Many people find listening to amateur radio, for which no licence is required, very rewarding.

The RSGB Training pages provide a variety of educational resources for aspiring amateur radio enthusiasts

An RSGB video guide on Youtube for new licensees Foundation Practicals