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THE NEW FOUNDATION LICENSE MEANS THAT PROSPECTIVE AMATEURS MAY COMPLETE A WEEKEND COURSE TO OBTAIN THEIR LICENSE, AND START ENJOYING THE GREAT HOBBY OF AMATEUR RADIO!

DON'T FORGET - ITS EASY!

 

FOUNDATION LICENSE INFORMATION

 

ALL UNLICENSED PERSONS MAY WISH TO KNOW THIS ...

Section 189 of the Act makes it an offence to operate or supply, or possess for the purposes of operation or supply, a prohibited device, without reasonable excuse.   Section 189 also details the penalties that apply if a person is found guilty:

If the offender is an individual - Imprisonment for two years or otherwise 1,500 penalty units (currently $165,000).

 

See Section 46, 47 & 48 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The WIA has released a Foundation Licence Manual.  The manual is in colour and contains around 90 pages.  As well as all the information needed to complete a Foundation License Course,  it also contains a wealth of general information.  Information such as the Foundation Licence Band Plan, operating procedures, how to find you nearest club and how to contact the WIA.  The manual is available through the WIA bookshop and Amateur Clubs.

 

Can I sit for an assessment with out attending a training course?

Yes you can, just look up your nearest club, contact them and they will advise you of a time when an assessment can be arranged.

 

What happens if I live a long distance from a club or an assessor?

The candidate will need to find a suitable local person such as a government appointed teacher, policeman, JP, or the like, who is willing to assist.  The WIA will then arrange for a nominated assessor to conduct a remote assessment using the third party and the phone.

 

Were do I find more information?

 This years call-book contains a full list of group leaders, WIA Assessors and Radio Clubs.  The call-book is available now.  Take a look at the WIA website in the education pages, if you still have a question then e-mail the WIA at secretary@wia.org.au or contact your nearest radio club.  Please also see "How to get an Amateur License"

 

The Foundation License.

Foundation Licences are limited to 10 watts output power SSB (Voice) and hand keyed Morse Code on 80M, 40M, 15M and 10M, and FM (Voice) on 2M and 70CM with FULL access to the total band allocation.  All Foundation Licences suffixes start with the letter F, so as an example one might be VK2FABC. and have

COURTESY of WIA NATIONAL

 FOUNDATION LICENSE ... START HERE!

WIA Foundation License Information Paper  WIA NATIONAL FOUNDATION LICENSE HOME PAGE.  (Note  links at top)

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WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE

YOU SHOULD HAVE THESE DOCUMENTS AND BOOKS PREFERABLY WHILE STUDYING, AND DEFINITELY BEFORE TRANSMITTING ONCE LICENSED!

  1. Australian Communications & Media Authority's "License Condition Determinations" (LCD's) pertaining to the (Amateur License) & (Apparatus License) available from the ACMA'S Web Site.   Especially study the ACMA'S Amateur Information Papers eg.  "Operating Procedures" .  ACMA Documents are available in the next section.  THIS IS THE LAW.  DON'T RISK YOUR LICENSE!

  2. A Amateur Call\Year Book available from Clubs or the WIA Web Site.  (Includes the IMPORTANT BAND PLANS and Repeater Operating Procedures etc.)
    (Many Amateurs will be more than happy to give you, free of charge, last years call book.)

  3. Not imperative, but NO Amateur I know hasn't got one!  The "ARRL or RSGB AMATEUR HAND BOOK"  It cover's the LOT!  Electronic and Radio Theory, Propagation, Antenna Building etc. etc.  NO AMATEUR can do without it!  It will be one of the BEST Books you have ever owned!
    (Many Amateurs will be  happy to give you  an older copy for a small charge.)

Right Click to Save to Hard Drive - Select "SAVE TARGET AS"   VK5MM'S AR QUICK REFERENCE BAND PLAN & IRLP GUIDE - PDF (200K)

 

  How to get YOUR License! 

  ACMA DOCUMENTS

 

INFORMATION PAPERS

AMATEUR EXAMINATIONS Information Paper  (scroll to Examination Formats)  AND APPARATUS LICENSING Information Paper  AND  AMATEUR LICENSE Information Paper  AND OPERATING PROCEDURES Information Paper ON THE ACMA'S WEB SITE.

 

 

THE AMATEUR LICENSE CONDITION DETERMINATION'S  (LCD'S)

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination No. 1 of 1997.

 

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2003

 

 A FULL LIST OF ACMA'S LCD'S AND INFORMATION

PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

(SCROLL DOWN TO THE BLUE DOCUMENT TABLE LIST.)

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 THE THREE LICENSE CLASSES PRIVILEGES AND REQUIREMENTS

LIC. CLASS FOUNDATION STANDARD ADVANCED
THEORY

BASIC

Foundation Grade

Electronic & Radio Theory Multi-Choice  Exam that includes Regulations.

 Standard Grade Electronic & Radio Theory Multi-Choice Exam

AND

"ONCE OFF" ADVANCED Multi-Choice Regulations.

Advanced Grade Electronic & Radio Theory Multi-Choice Exam

AND

"ONCE OFF" ADVANCED Multi-Choice Regulations.

PRACTICAL

"ONCE OFF" Training and Assessment of Licence Conditions, Operating Practices/Procedures and Safety.

"ONCE OFF" Training and Assessment of Licence Conditions, Operating Practices/ Procedures and Safety.

"ONCE OFF" Training and Assessment of Licence Conditions, Operating Practices/ Procedures and Safety.

STUDY OPTIONS

Attend a Training Course that includes the above Exam and Assessment.

OR

Study Independently using the "Foundation License Manual" and sit the above Exam and Assessment.

(WEEKEND COURSE)

Attend a Training Course that includes the above Exam\s* and Assessment.*

 

OR

 

Study Independently and sit the above Exam\s* and Assessment.*

* (IF APPLICABLE)

Attend a Training Course that includes the above Exam\s* and Assessment.*

 

OR

 

Study Independently and sit the above Exam\s* and Assessment.*

* (IF APPLICABLE)

BANDS

3.5 - 3.7 MHz

7.0 - 7.3 MHz

21.0 - 21.450 MHz

28.0 - 29.700 MHz

144 - 148 MHz

430 - 450 MHz

As for FOUNDATION LIC. PLUS

14.000 - 14.350 MHz

52.000 - 54.000 MHz

1.240 - 1.300 GHz

2.400 - 2.450 GHz

5.650 - 5.850 GHz

ALL 23 AMATEUR BANDS

1.8 MHz - 250 GHZ

PERMITTED POWER 10W PEP for HF, 10W FM for VHF, UHF 100W PEP, 30W FM  for ALL PERMITTED Modes 400W PEP, 120W FM ALL Modes
MODES Voice or Morse Code ONLY ALL MODES with some minor exclusions ie. TV ALL MODES
ADDITIONAL NOTES ONLY UN-MODIFIED Transmitters of commercial manufacture are permitted.  Antenna experimentation is allowed. May construct any part of Station. May construct any part of Station.
TRANSLATION OF PRESENT LICENSES NEW LEVEL NOVICE & NOVICE LIMITED UNRESTRICTED, INTERMEDIATE AND LIMITED

The above Table is a guide ONLY, please consult the ACMA & WIA for full details.

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