~ THE NEW FOUNDATION LIC. ~
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!
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE
YOU SHOULD HAVE THESE DOCUMENTS AND BOOKS PREFERABLY WHILE STUDYING, AND DEFINITELY BEFORE TRANSMITTING ONCE LICENSED!
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)
A FULL LIST OF ACMA'S LCD'S AND INFORMATION
PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
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THE THREE LICENSE CLASSES PRIVILEGES AND REQUIREMENTS
This Page was Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2008