Amateur radio is a technical hobby focused on self-training.

Becoming a ‘HAM’ isn’t that difficult. There are three stages to becoming a fully licensed amateur. The Foundation licence, Intermediate licence and then the Full.

The foundation licence gives amateurs access to most bands at powers of up to 5 watts. An intermediate licence holder has access to a couple more bands at powers of up to 50 watts. A fully licensed amateur has access to even more privileges, all amateur bands, applying for NOV’s for other bands, running unattended equipment such as repeaters, holding club and special event call signs and more importantly designing and building his or her own radio transmitters.

A fully licensed amateur is the only person who can design and build a transmitter and who can subsequently use it without submitting the radio for costly testing and approval!

The Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society have a long history of training members to become amateurs. We are proud of our success rates too.

Trevor GW4RVATrevor GW4RVA is the club main lecturer.

The tuition is undertaken by arrangement with the club, it is delivered during club evenings.

Trevor is very experienced in delivering amateur radio training, he taught the original RAE “City and Guilds” exam.

Trevor is also the RSGB Deputy Regional Manager for the western part of South Wales area.

Come to a club meeting to discuss joining a training group.

Read more about Amateur Radio and what it entails on the RSGB website