Radio Amateur Exams
The South African Radio League (SARL) has been kind to assist the NARL by offering candidate Namibian Radio Amateurs to write their exams in Windhoek.
Exams are booked via the Namibian Amateur Radio League (NARL) and the exam dates coincides with the published exam dates of the SARL. Please make use of the Contact Us page to get in touch with the NARL regarding exam bookings. Applicable fees must be paid to the NARL to secure the booking.
The Radio Amateur Exam (RAE) consists of 2 parts. First part is an legislative exam paper testing you knowledge about the Communication Act and the second exam paper test your Electronic and Radio knowledge.
Study Material for Legislative Paper
Study Material for Technical (Electronics and Radio) Knowledge Paper
Please refer to the South African Radio League's (SARL) Radio Amateur Exam (RAE) page on the SARL website. Look for the "SARL RAE Study Guide - November 2007".
Since South Africa has been accepted as a signatory to and participant in the CEPT common amateur radio licence, passing the exam means you will be issued with Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC) based on the CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-02.
The HAREC Certificate is accepted by Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) for the issue of an ITU Assigned Region 1 Amateur Frequencies Spectrum Use License.
No of Exam Papers: 2 (Law and Technical) in 1 exam session.
Venue: Windhoek, Namibia
Study Material: Free (available to download above and on SARL Website via link provided).
On Passing Exam: You will receive a HAREC Certificate which CRAN will accept to issue a
Radio Amateur License valid for a year.
Practical: After written exam you need to demonstrate to the examiners how to setup a
transceiver radio, ready to transmit and receive a signal.
Should you need more information, please make use of the Contact Us page to get in touch with the NARL regarding examinations and the needed study material.
BEFORE THE EXAM
You need to make sure you have an Examination Number before you can write the exam. To check if you are registered go to the SARL website: www.sarl.org.za/ and find the link under Radio Amateur's Examination named "Examination Numbers". Search for your name and make sure that your name appears on the list as well as the examination Venue is correct. Candidates writing in Windhoek should show "Windhoek" in the same line as your name and Exam number.
N.B. If your name is not in the list, it means that you are not registered for the exam.
The RAE dates for 2017 are as follows:
21 January 2017 - RAE registration process opens.
15 April 2017 - RAE registration closes.
20 May 2017 - RAE examination (Saturday morning)
14 July 2017 - RAE registration process opens.
16 September 2017 - RAE registration closes.
21 October 2017 - RAE examination (Saturday morning)
Note: No late registrations will be accepted.