Foundation Course Pictures
20th Feb 2020
Added Foundation 40
Duration: 6-Feb to 20-Feb 2020
Happy candidates from Foundation Course 40 with CARS Exam Secretary John M0JOC and Mark M0IEO
Using the recent introduction of Syllabus-2019, all six candidates pleased with their RSGB online exam.
Duration: 17-Jan to 21-Feb 2019
Happy candidates from Foundation Course 39
Duration: 6-Sep to 11-Oct 2018
Three more happy candidates - with Peter M0PSD & Dorothy M0LMR
These were among the first to get the new M7 callsign series: James M7ABH, Kevin M7ESX, Paul M7SQL
Duration: 18-Jan to 22-Feb 2018
After the exam: Happy candidates from Course 37, with trainers Jim 2E0RMI and Bob G4MDB
Week-5, Feb-15: The Mock Exam
Station Build and VHF Practicals on Course-37
Duration: 7-Sep to 12-Oct 2017
Dec-7: Two more successes, after the Dec-7 Re-sit - with another planned
Jamie M6LZI (Left) and Tom M6LYQ (Right)
Oct-12: Successful candidates (seated) at the end of the 36th Foundation exam
Standing: Oliver M0WAG (Invigilator) with trainers Chris G0IPU & Alan M0IWZ.
This also marked Chris G0IPU stepping back from lead tutor after umpteen years
Sept-7: Chris G0IPU at the start of Course-36
Duration: 19-Jan to 23-Feb 2017
Feb-23: Happy candidates at the end of the 35th Foundation exam
Duration: 1-Sep to 6-Oct 2016
Sep-1: Start of the 34th Foundation exam
Chris G0IPU giving the kick-off pep talk
Duration: 14-Jul to 21-Jul 2016
In 2016 short Foundation Practical Sessions were introduced as a new training option - especially for those undertaking distance learning or online courses.
Jul-14: An HF Radio Practical - with Chris G0IPU supervising
Duration: 14-Jan to 18-Feb 2016
Feb-18: Candidates at the end of the 33rd Foundation exam
Also pictured on front left is Ray Shaves M6GVE (from Course-32) who successfully took his Intermediate exam in the same session
Duration: 3-Sep to 8-Oct 2015
Feb-19: Happy candidates at the end of the 32nd Foundation exam
Course 32 was the first under the latest RSGB exam regime (which included licence conditions/handout). In total 12 candidates received indicative passes, making a very successful outcome for what was Clive G1EUCs last batch of recruits before he sadly became a silent key.
Duration: 15-Jan to 19-Feb 2015
Feb-19: Successful candidates at the end of the 31st Foundation exam
Chris G0IPU checking the RCF feedback forms
Duration: 4-Sep to 9-Oct 2014
Oct-9: All nine successful candidates at the end of the 30th Foundation exam
Duration: 9-Jan to 13-Feb 2014
Feb-13: Successful Candidates at the end of the 29th Foundation Course with Carl G3PEM, Lead Invigilator
Duration: 5-Sep to 10-Oct 2013
Course 28 was the first CARS exam to use the new Optical Marking System, so the smiling faces were based on 'indicative marking'.
Oct-10: All Eight Successful Candidates at the end of the 28th Foundation Course
Duration: 10-Jan to 14-Feb 2013
Feb-14: Successful Candidates at the end of the 27th Foundation Course
Duration: 30-Aug to 4-Oct 2012
Oct-4: Successful Candidates at the end of the 26th Foundation Course
Duration: 12-Jan to 16-Feb 2012
Jan-16: Candidates at the end of the 25th Foundation Course
Duration: 1-Sep to 6-Oct 2011
Oct-6: Successful candidates at the end of the 24th Foundation Course
Duration: 13-Jan to 17-Feb 2011
Feb-17: All eight candidates at the end of a successful 23rd Foundation Course
After the exam - having Echolink QSOs (arranged by Martyn G1EFL)
Duration: 2-Sep to 7-Oct 2010
Oct-7: Successful 22nd Foundation Course candidates with Martyn, G1EFL
Duration: 14-Jan to 18-Feb 2010
Feb-18: The landmark CARS 21st Foundation Course - all successful
Front row; - Trevor, M5AKA; Lead Instructor Martyn, G1EFL; Training Manager Clive, G1EUC;
Invigilator, David, M0BQC and Mark, M0IEO.
Jan-14: the CARS 21st Foundation Course in Danbury Village Hall
Duration: 3-Sep to 8-Oct 2009
Photo by Mark M0IEO
The nine successful candidates from Course-20 with Murray G6JYB and Cathy Martin left; and Martyn G1EFL, course leader, on the right
Photo by John, G8DET - with kind permission from Cathy Martin
Candidates listening intently to Martyn's talk on Licence Conditions
Duration: 26-Feb to 2-Apr 2009
Photo by Trevor, M5AKA
The successful candidates from Course-19. From left to right:-
Gareth James, Ross Turner, Yvonne Stainer, Peter Watkins, Richard Muswell.
Foundation Course-18K (KEGS-2)
Duration: 8-Jan to 12-Feb 2009
Candidates and Tutors at the end of the course
Andrew Kersey G0IBNC led the Morse appreciation
Lead Tutor Chris G0IPU demonstrating radio controls
Photos courtesy of Penny Bunting at KEGS
Duration: 12-Jun to 17-Jul 2008
Ten Successful candidates from Course-17
Photo by Murray G6JYB
A snapshot from Course-17.
Duration: 10-Jan to 14-Feb 2008
Photo by John, G8DET
CARS Training Manager, Clive G1EUC, introduces ten candidates to the Foundation Course on a wet and windy Thursday evening on 10th January 2008.
Also in attendance are Murray G6JYB, Carl G3PEM, Trevor M5AKA & Lead Trainer Martyn G1EFL. Off camera were Chris G0IPU & Andy Beaumont M0TIU.
Duration: 22-Feb to 29-Mar 2007
CARS Training team and candidates from the 15th Foundation Course
Foundation Course-14K (KEGS-1)
Duration: 4-Jan to 22-Feb 2007
Read about this successful course here...
Duration: 25-May to 29-Jun 2006
Graham, now M3OQI, taking notes on his Braille Writer during his Foundation HF on-air QSO assessment with CARS instructor Martyn Medcalf G1EFL.
Foundation Course-13 candidates receiving tuition.
Tuning in an HF station
CARS contacted Kelvin Marsh M0AID from the Radio Amateurs Invalid and Blind Club (RAIBC). He was most helpful and provided the club with an MP3 CD version of the RSGB Foundation Licence Now! training manual.
Photos by Trevor M5AKA
Duration: 12-Jan to 16-Feb 2006
Successful candidates who passed Foundation Course-12 on Feb-16:-
1) Richard Beck, 2) Jim Salmon, 3) Chris Mills, 4) Aaron Payne, 5) Alex Lees
6) Chris Layton, 7) Gail Osborne, 8) Grant Stockbridge, 9) Adrian Booker (not shown)
Clive G1EUC with Gail, Jim & Alex.
Duration: 9-Jun to 14-Jul 2005
The 14 successful candidates who took the Foundation Exam at the
Danbury Village Hall on Thursday 14th July 2005, along with their instructors.
Duration: 20-Jan to 24-Feb 2005
Successful candidates at the end of the course
Candidates at Danbury during Foundation Course-10
Carl G3PEM teaching candidates during Course-10
Duration: 11-Mar to 15-Apr 2004
Foundation Course Passes, 15th April, 2004.
These include 1)Stephen Potter, 2)Vincent Frostick, 3)Steve Hall, 4)Scott Davis, (12 years old); 5)Mathew Davis,(14 years old); 6)Mrs Myra Davis, 7)Douglas Knowles, 8)John Reynolds, 9)Tony King, 10)Glenys Anthony, 11)Vic Anthony, 12)Derek Vanstone & Wayne Knapp. Photo by Anthony, M1FDE
Some came from as far away as Southend to attend the Course.
Well done to the successful candidates & Course Tutors.
Duration: 6-Mar to 10-Apr 2003
The five Foundation Candidates who all passed in April, 2003 & the CARS Instructors
Photograph taken by Trevor, M5AKA
Duration: 9-Jan to 13-Feb 2003
Sam (left) operating the CARS Foundation rig with Martyn, G1EFL
The Foundation Candidates who all passed on Feb-13 2003
Photograph taken by Trevor, M5AKA
Duration: 24-Oct to 28-Nov 2002
The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society's 5th Evening Foundation Course at St. Mary's, Great Baddow was a great success.
On Thursday, 28th November, 2002 the 11 candidates took the written assessment and all passed at the first attempt.
Congratulations to all those who took the Course and thanks to the many Instructors and helpers who were involved.
CARS Foundation Course Instructors bringing their kit in at Great Baddow.
From left to right. Martyn G1EFL, Clive M0SIX, Anthony M1FDE, Murray G6JYB and Chris G0IPU. Photograph by Trevor M5AKA.
Look at the kit they are using!
CARS Great Baddow Foundation Course.
All 11 Candidates passed at the first attempt, well done.
Photograph by Trevor M5AKA
Duration: 16-May to 20-Jun 2002
Group picture of those Foundation Candidates who passed, 20th June 2002.
Thanks to the many CARS members who were also involved in the running of the above Foundation Courses. They carried out a range of activities including on-air contacts, additional tuition, making of teaching aids, course assessment and the tea making duties (most important!).
Murray, G6JYB talking about BNC Connectors at the Foundation Course in Danbury on 16th May 2002. Note the words of wisdom on the board.
Martyn, G1EFL and Michael Sullivan with a FT 817 and a Miracle Whip at the Foundation Course in Danbury on 16th May 2002. The first contact was DX.
CARS Foundation Instructors on the 20th June, 2002 final evening of Course-2.
Left to Right:- Carl G3PEM, Murray G6JYB, Clive M0SIX, Chris G0IPU, Martyn G1EFL & David M0BQC.
Duration: 10-Jan to 14-Feb 2002
Chris, G0IPU demonstrating skip with the aid of a torch to two Foundation Course members (both Passed) on the February, 2002 Course.
In total 9 candidates were on this first course and 8 passed. They were, ladies first, Christine Cheverall, Suzanne Tokley, John Sanderson, Bob Hastings, Ron Spooner, Jeremy Barley, Rob Barrick, Barry Townsend and Paul Northover.
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