The Foundation Licence

Learning for Beginners – The Foundation Licence

Aberdeen Amateur Radio society runs classes for beginners.The Foundation Licence course is run at times to suit individual needs but usually on Saturday mornings and are conducted by our RSGB approved & trained instructor Peter Thomson GM1XEA.

Please contact the lead instructor in the first instance: Peter Thomson, GM1XEA, at



Stan giving Foundation tuition to Rachel (left) and Amanda on the (right) They also had extra tution from their mum Lorraine MM0BCR Both passed, MM3ALK & MM3ALJ Jake McKenzie aged 10 sitting the Foundation which he passed successfully and now holds the callsign MM3JPS
Duncan Macdonald on the air as part of the Foundation training. Duncan Macdonald sitting the Foundation exam, in which he was successful in passing, now holds MM3VRT
Ian Hosie and Duncan Nicol with instructor Ian Munroe, The foundation tuition includes building & testing circuits using basic radio components.
The lads are preparing for the Novice course, they have constructed a novice receiver. Overseen by Stan Sutherland and Ian Munroe. “Lake Electronics” Two Stage, connected to a two stage audio amplifier


Internet links to aid with the learning process are available via

The RSGB web pages

The RCF web pages