Amateur Radio Training

Are you interested in Amateur Radio? Radio Amateurs Canada (RAC) has a page dedicated to learning more about this hobby. Check out this page. We also offer a highly recommended training course.

NARA Amateur Radio Training Course

The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association offers an amateur radio training course to the public. The course aims to teach all of the necessary operating regulations and technical knowledge necessary to obtain an Industry Canada issued Amateur Radio Certificate. Included in the course is a new copy of Coax Publications Basic Amateur Training book, access to online training, and NARA Membership for 2018-2019. The course provides accredited examiners, Don Cole VA7EY and Katherine Banman VA7KLB to complete the process during the course. Please contact NARA at for info and upcoming courses.

Course Particulars

Class Registration Date: OPEN NOW

Basic Amateur Radio Licence Class

Fall Class Start Date: Mid September 22, 2018 each Saturday for about 8 weeks
Class End Date: About mid November 2018

Advance Amateur Radio Licence Class

Spring Class Start Date: Mid Mid January 2019 one day a week for about 8 weeks
Class End Date: About mid March 2019

Each class:

Cost: About $120 (Depends on class size)
Includes: Training texts, all necessary materials, and Industry Canada certified examination


If you or anyone you know would like to take amateur radio training, please contact NARA at

Training Links

Industry Canada