Intermediate Course

 

Training Manual

The 2nd level course is the Intermediate and covers the following topics at a more detailed level & also introduces some more practical elements which culminate in a small project, building on your experience of the Foundation course.

  • Licence Conditions
    • Operators
    • Messages
    • Location & Identification
    • Unattended Operation
    • Log
    • Apparatus
    • Licence details & revocations
    • Licence schedule
  • Technical Basics
    • Units of Measurement
    • Simple circuit theory
    • Primary & Secondary cells
    • Capacitors
    • Inductors
    • Tuned Circuits
    • Transformers
    • Diodes & Transistors
    • Circuit symbols
    • Measurements
  • Transmitters & Receivers
    • Simple block diagrams for Transmitters
    • RF Oscillators
    • Mixers
    • Modulation & sidebands
    • Transmitter interference
    • Basic transmitter theory
    • Simple block diagrams for Receivers
    • Basic receiver theory
    • Intermediate Frequency
    • Frequency selection
    • Detectors
    • AGC
  • Feeders & Antennas
    • Types of Feeder
    • Feeder characteristic impedance
    • Antenna impedance
    • Standing Waves
    • Antenna Tuning Unit
    • Antennas
    • Dummy Loads
  • Propagation
    • Radio Propagation basics
  • EMC
    • Basics of Electromagnetic Compatibility
    • Good radio housekeeping
    • Interference sources & simple remedies
    • Social issues of interference
  • Operating Practices & Procedures
    • Q codes
    • Abbreviations
    • RST Code
    • Relative advantages of different modes
    • Other types of modulation
    • Good operating practices
    • Satellites
  • Safety
    • Soldering
    • Use of hand tools
    • Working at heights
    • Electricity
    • RF
  • Construction
    • Recognise components
    • Soldering basics
    • Colour code
    • Practical skills
    • Construction
    • Simple frequency calibration
  • Practical Assessments

The examination on completion of the courses consists of a multiple choice paper with 45 questions with 1 hour 15 minutes to answer them. The fee for this examination is £32.50, this cost is charged by the RSGB and is not under the control of our club nor do any of these fees go to the club.