Getting Your Amateur Radio Certificate...


Basic Short Course 17 is now FULL Check back for future courses

For Hams...
WARC's CW Training Course 1
is now Full

So you're interested in joining the ranks of Ham Operators around the world? Welcome to a fascinating hobby. Don't be intimidated by Morse Code. It's no longer a requirement although it's still practiced by many operators.

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is the national organization representing Hams across Canada. A great place to start is RAC's website: Here you can find resources for getting your certificate. While there, be sure to download a copy of the ExHAMiner. This free software will create an exam with questions from the actual exam. You can practice taking the exam and be able to determine which topics you need to study or need assistance with.

WARC would like to assist you in anyway we can to achieve your goal. These include:

  1. A formal course - WARC runs courses periodically. Let us know if you are interested in a course and we will contact you when we are preparing one.
  2. Supported Self-Study - if you are preparing for the examination on your own, we can team you up with an "Elmer", an experienced Ham Operator who can mentor you. Contact us if you would like to be partnered with an Elmer.
  3. Study materials - We have copies of Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide for sale - this saves you paying the shipping.  
  4. Fellowship - you are always welcome at a Club event. Come to a monthly meeting, coffee on Saturday morning or special events like Field Day – watch our website for event announcements or follow us on Twitter @VE4BBWARC or Facebook.

Winnnipeg Amateur Radio Club