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Belize License Exams now available

The exams for obtaining a Belize Amateur Radio License is now available (Technician & General).
Please visit the PUC's website at the link below to obtain the document which explains the exam procedure and topics to be studied.
The test pool of questions is also made available at the link. These are the actual questions that will be used on the exam.

It is advised that applicants reference the actual study manual to know the content being tested.

Please contact PUC to make an appointment to take the test. Test fee is BZ$20 per level.

Andrew Robateau
Monitoring & Compliance Officer - Telecommunication
Public Utilities Commission
41 Gabourel Lane
P.O. Box 300
Belize City, Belize
Tel: (501) 223 4938
Fax: (501) 223 6818

Engineering Students in Belize Receive Introduction to Ham Radio

Engineering Students at the University of Belize have been given an Introduction to Amateur Radio by members of the Belize Amateur Radio Club.

The introduction was held at the University of Belize (UB) Engineering Department in Belize City and included a summary of BARC´s educational goals, a short video, a lesson on ham radio basics (such as propagation and the radio frequency spectrum) and a question-and-answer session.

BARC President Emil Rodriguez, V31ER, encouraged the young students to grasp the opportunities that Amateur Radio offers to expand their skills in their field of study, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies.

The introduction represents the first step towards establishing a partnership between BARC and the UB Engineering Department. It is envisioned that through this partnership students will learn specific skills that include building simple antennae, exploring electronic circuits, practicing voice procedures, and learning theory necessary to obtain their ham radio licenses.

Following the BARC Ham Radio introduction, students and staff members expressed their intention to establish a UB Amateur Radio Club shortly.

The establishment of a permanent Ham Radio station at the UB Engineering Department would be a first and could greatly enhance the educational capacity of the institution. It would also allow students to contribute to their community by engaging in emergency radio communications during hurricanes that affect Belize.