To be involved in Amateur Radio and the world of radio listening you do not need a licence. This may seem a bit of a surprise but many Radio Amateurs start life as listeners, a skill which will become very useful to you in the future.

You may sometimes hear the term ‘Short Wave Listener’ (abbreviated to ‘SWL’) this is the title of a Non-licenced Radio Amateur. However if you wish to be involved in the exciting world of transmitting then you definitely need a licence. So how do you go about acquiring your licence?

There are 3 levels of licence for Radio Amateurs which we can help you to achieve at Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club:

1 Foundation

2 Intermediate

3 Advanced

These vary in degree of knowledge required and the frequency privileges granted on their achievement.

Click on the buttons on the left to find out how Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club can help you to become a Radio Amateur or send us message via our contact page.