BADARC

 The Bath and District Amateur Radio Club. 

BATH AMATEUR RADIO TRAINING
 

Bath Based Distance Learning Courses 


The Bath Based Distance Learning team (BBDL) helped nearly 800 students to pass the Advanced exam under the old syllabus. Between 2011 and 2019 over 28% of the total UK Advanced exam passes were BBDL students and the pass rate was over 80%, compared with a national average of 65%. 


After reworking their training material, the team are back up and running. They have now run successful courses for the new Intermediate and Full Licence exams, again with pass rates well above the national average.


Foundation Licence Training


The Bath team do not run distance learning for the Foundation Licence exam. We always refer potential students to the Essex Ham Foundation course. We are very happy to assist self-study students and can arrange for some practical exercises to gain experience and help consolidate your learning.


Intermediate Licence Training


The Intermediate Licence course normally starts each January and runs to May. Enrolment runs from mid-November to mid-December. All applicants must complete some work in a pre-course classroom to be eligible for a place on the course proper. This allows potential students to know that they can use the BBDL systems, and that the style of learning suits them.

BBDL Intermediate training includes practical exercises using a multi-meter to make measurements on some simple electronic circuits.

The course includes live Zoom tutorials once a week. The recordings are shared for those who cannot make the live show.


Full Licence Training


The Full Licence course now runs from the end of August to December each year. Enrolment runs from mid-June to mid-July. Unless they have completed the BBDL Intermediate course, all applicants must complete some work in a pre-course classroom to be eligible for a place on the course proper. This allows potential students to know that they can use the BBDL systems, and that the style of learning suits them.


The course includes live Zoom tutorials once a week. The recordings are shared for those who cannot make the live show.

We encourage those who passed the Intermediate exam before September 2019 to take our Intermediate course to bridge he gap between the old and new syllabus. This eases the step up to Full Licence Training as it assumes you know the current Intermediate material.



Further Information


If you are interested in joining a BBDL course, please contact team leader Steve, G0FUW. Via e-mail; [email protected]