How to get your license ?
Amateur Radio is a hobby which involves Government licensing.
In India, the Wireless Planning Commission, a division of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, conducts licensing exams through the International Monitoring Organization offices in major cities.
Anyone above the age of 12, can obtain their amateur radio license in India.
There are currently two classes of licenses granted to Radio Amateurs in India,
- General grade
- Restricted grade
The Exam Syllabus and the operating privileges between the two are quite similar,except for a few differences.
The Amateur Station Operator’s certificate is awarded after a candidate has successfully cleared the licensing exam and has paid the necessary fees.
The licensing exam is consists of a Theory test and a Morse code test at 8WPM( for general grade).
The Theory test examines the candidates grasp of basic electronics, radio regulations, communication procedures, local and international law.
The Morse code test examines the proficiency of the candidate in sending and receiving the international Morse code at 8 WPM. The test is only for those opting for the general grade amateur radio license.
When can I apply for an (ASOC) exam? Would there be a notification for that?
There is no time schedule for exams. You can apply anytime but the exams will happen at the convenience of monitoring stations.
How to apply for an ASOC exam ?
Apply online! Here is a tutorial for preparing it .
Where do I get study materials ?
Where do SIARS fit in?
We, at SIARS, give training to aspirants to help them obtaining their licenses, help them setting up their station and also organise classes, camps etc to impart more knowledge.
Do SIARS conduct classes?
Yes! we do conduct classes. since COVID-19, our classes are online. In these classes,we do revise previous question papers as well.
Will I get morse code training in the above said online course?
Yes, you will get Morse code classes.
How can I get the updates about the exam and also your activities?
We have a whatsapp group where we update about the classes, and our other activities. This group is also a platform for exchanging ideas, queries and meeting fellow friends. Only those who use whatsapp as a messaging/communication platform, may ask us to add you there. It’s a zero spam group! If you want to join there, send us a mail to admin (at) siars.org.in. Alternatively, you can join our Telegram group as well. Click the below icon to join our Telegram group.