This is just for the sake of comparison between what is required in the US
and what is required in Australia. Take a look at the last paragraph!!!
2001 Amateur Radio NOVICE Classes*
--- Starting Tuesday 5rd June 2001 ---
by the North East Radio Group, Inc.
Mactier Golf Club rooms at the Simpson Army Barracks,
Macleod, (Melway ref 20-F7), Victoria, Australia
Tuesday nights for 14 weeks, 7.30~10pm, with exams to be held in September.
Introductory radio theory, amateur regulations, (and optional Morse Code
practice), all to Novice level.
There is a fee for the classes which includes NERG membership and the chance
to repeat classes at a later date if required at no extra cost. (Concessions
The authorised examination body, the Wireless Institute of Australia,
charges separate exam fees of around $25 each for regulations and theory,
and $20 for Morse code.
There is no age restriction for obtaining an amateur license in Australia.
For further information please call:
Stephen Warillow, VK3JNH, at swarrillow(a)hotmail.com
or, Mark Harrison, VK3BYY, at vk3byy(a)qsl.net (or call (03) 9283-7534 (work
Or, visit the introductory class at 7.30 PM on Tuesday 5th June at the
* An amateur radio license is required by law to operate an amateur radio
transmitting station. Amateur operators have greater privileges than other
radio operators, including access to many more frequencies, higher power,
and the right to build their own radio transmitters.
The Novice license is the entry level that gets you on the air with the
minimum of fuss.