Amateur Class Licence Update

Amateur Class Licence Update The AMC advised its assessors that their arrangement (via a Deed) with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) to provide certain amateur services is due to expire on 18 February 2024. While it was open to the AMC to seek an extension of this arrangement for a further 5 […]

Foundation Course and Exams

EMDRC Foundation Course. The last Foundation Licence training course was held on Saturday 28 October 2023 at the EMDRC club rooms in East Burwood. Exams conducted the following morning, Sunday 29 October 2023 for all licence classes. If you would like to register for a future course or examination, please use the “Request an Assessment” […]


This page provides a quick reference to the meaning of terms used throughout the website to enable better understanding. ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority AC – Alternating Current AF – Audible Frequency (20 Hz to 20 kHz) ARRL – American Radio Relay League AM – Amplitude Modulation AMC – Australian Maritime College ATU […]

Resistor Colour Codes

This page shows a diagram of a resistor and explains how the resistor colour codes are used to determine the value of the resistor.   A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element. In electronic circuits, resistors are used to reduce current flow, adjust signal levels, to divide voltages, bias active elements, and terminate transmission lines, among other uses. […]


Phonetics are used to help get your message across when the conditions are characteristically poor or there is interference about. When using telephony, particularly under adverse operating conditions, words and callsigns may be misunderstood because of phonetic similarity. To overcome this difficulty, phonetic alphabets are used. The following is the one recommended for use by […]

The Amateurs Code

The amateurs code defines the code of conduct for amateurs as they interact with each other on-air. The original Amateur’s Code was written by Paul M Segal, W9EEA in 1928. The Amateurs Code means to treat everyone equally whether they are new to the hobby or have been around for a long time. We have […]

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Who we are This website is owned and operated by Peter Hartfield VK3PH (Amateur Radio Australia). It is for the sole purpose of providing specific information about the hobby of Amateur Radio to anyone interested in learning. Comments We do not allow people to leave comments on this website. It is provided for information only. […]