Chief Trainer - Howard Miles (G6KQP).



Trainer - Graham Mason (G4PTK).



Trainer - Phil Smith (G4LWB).



Trainer - Ivan Eamus (G3KLT).



Assistant Trainer - William Joyce (2E0OCW).



There are no plans for Training in the foreseeable Future at this time, Please check back later.


At 11:03 GMT on 15th December 2015, Major Tim Peake, aboard Soyuz TMA-19M, Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on route to the International Space Station. He would spend the next 185 days, 22 Hours & 11 Minutes in Space, and whilst aboard the ISS, he would take part in a series of contacts to a number of Schools throughout the UK and answer question posed by it's Pupils. The event was expected to inspire new interest in space travel among the schools, but it also inspired a new era of budding Amatuer Radio Enthusiasts as this event was made possible due to ARISS ⟨Amatuer Radio International Space Station⟩ an Amatuer Radio Station on board the ISS.

The Foundation licence is your gateway to amateur radio. The course and exam that leads to the licence provides you with an exciting introduction to the hobby while requiring an acceptable minimum level of skill and experience. Your Foundation licence is recognised by the UK communications regulator Ofcom, and entitles you to take a unique identifier called a callsign which will be used to identify you when you are transmitting. The Foundation courses take place locally in a friendly and informal environment and are conducted by experienced radio amateurs, Most of the training is practical, there is a small amount of radio and electronics theory but only enough for you to appreciate things like using the correct fuses in your equipment and how to build an antenna to get the most out of your radio station. The Course will be 1 evening per week run over a 6 week period at the end of which will be an exam. Don't be put off by the thought of having to do an exam. The Foundation exam is very straightforward and consists of 26 multiple choice questions which you have 55 minutes to answer. Your exam paper is checked by the invigilator straight after the exam so you will have a good idea if you have passed before you leave. The formal marking is carried out electronically at the RSGB Examinations Department.

More Information

If you need more information on getting your first "Amateur Radio Licence" or about the skills required, there are a host of places to go.

The RSGB website has a lot on information on both of these subjects, but if you require a more indepth view, go to the "Essex Radio Website", there you will find a host of information and video's to get you on your way to that first exam and beyond.

You can visit their site by clicking here or by clicking the link on our "Contact Page"