In addition to the Course Guide, we suggest that candidates and tutors should obtain a copy of Studying for the Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate, available on the Downloads page of the IRTS website. This document contains …
- The exam syllabus – essential reading!
As well as outlining the topics to be covered in the exam, the syllabus includes –
- Notes for candidates – designed to assist candidates and their teachers with their work in preparing for the exam by suggesting certain areas worth focusing on
- Four pages of Annexes – containing key information very relevant to the exam questions
- Sample paper – a useful guide to how the questions are presented in the exam
- Examination Reports – these reports, published by the Examinations Board, include observations and advice that should be of assistance to anyone studying for the Licence Examination
We also suggest that candidates look at some of the material in the links on the IRTS Radio Theory Links page.
For those who prefer printed material, there are a number of online bookstores specialising in amateur radio material, including those run by PW Publishing and the Radio Society of Great Britain. Note, however, that as the UK amateur radio licensing system is based around three separate examinations [Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced], material on all three examinations would need to be covered by candidates studying for a full HAREC-level examination.
To find out the nearest club, have a look at the list of clubs here on the IRTS website.