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The YARA course programs

2024 Course Schedule - Second week in January to the second week in March on Tuesday evenings (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) with VY1KX as instructor and VY1DM on the regulations section.

We need at least 5 students and not more than 15. So if you want to take a "ham class" check with your friends and see how many others are interested and let us know. We will add your name to the list of people interested. We will also try to get more people involved. Please Contact us.
YARA President: Ian Macdonald - VY1IRM, email: ianrmacdonald_at_gmail.com
Instructor: Allen Wooten, VY1KX, email: awootton_at_uniserve.com

In previous years YARA has offered several class options for the Basic Radio Course: in evenings twice a week over 6 weeks, intensive weekend courses, and group study sessions. There have also been other short courses and hands-on workshops.

On-line courses and self-study materials

You can purchase manuals and download Industry Canada materials (regulations and question bank), as well as use excellent the on-line study materials of CLARS (Cold Lake Amateur Radio Society). Industry Canada also has an practice exam questions generator. If you need help or coaching contact us, and/orjoin us for coffee/breakfast 8:45 am Saturdays at A & W on 2nd Ave

Note: Morse Code is not required to obtain a licence, but many amateur radio operators learn Code for fun and for communications in poor propagation conditions. There are probably more more code operators now than when it was a requirement. ARRL information on Morse Code

In the interim, or if there are not enough students available for a formal class, you still have other options to study and get your licence:

  1. Registration for the RAC on-line Basic Fall Course 2023 On-line
  2. Check out the online training program offered by CLARSCold Lake Amateur Radio Society Basic and Advanced Training
  3. On-line courses by Radio Amateur du Québec inc.
  4. Ylab’s Free Canadian Amateur Radio (Ham) License Training Class Info
  5. You can order a study guide through Coax Publications, and
  6. Online course by Alpha Victor Enterprises Ltd. Hamstudy.com
  7. You can do "self-study". YARA has its own CD study guide/tutor based on previous courses. Download this to your computer and "unzip" it. Make a shortcut on you desktop to the README.htm file for quick access. Just follow the instructions on the disk. Click here to download
  8. Amateur radio Industry Canada publications
  9. Practice Exam Question Bank, RIC-7 - Industry Canada Questions
  10. Exam Generator Software - Industry Canada Exam
  11. Android phone/tablet Ham Exam Canada Test Prep
  12. ExHAMiner, a self-test program for candidates to the Canadian Amateur Radio certification
  13. If you need help or coaching contact us, and or
  14. Join us for coffee/breakfast 9:30 am Saturdays at the A & W on 2nd Ave
  15. Writing your exam: Two members of YARA are accredited examiners. When you are ready to write your exam, contact us to set up a convenient time:
    Bob Melanson - bob-dot-melanson-at-northwestel.net
    Allen Wootton - awootton-at-uniserve.com

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