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Courses conducted by Radio Clubs for the Radio Amateur's Examination

Would you like to become a radio amateur? In order to obtain a Radio Amateur Licence, (“Radio Ham”) you need to write an examination which covers basic theory, the Radio Regulations, and radio operating practice.  The Radio Amateur’s Examinations are conducted twice annually, usually in May and October. Click here for more information on the Radio Amateur's Examination. 

The following clubs conduct courses regularly. 
Note: Please update your club's RAE course by updating your club details with the YELLOW UPDATE icon when you look up your club callsign on the callbook.

Club name Club callsign Town Classes offered
1st Polokwane Scout Group  ZR6PS Polokwane  NA 
Alberton Amateur Radio Interest Group  ZR6TDK Germiston  Yes 
Bloemfontein Amateur Radio Club  ZS4BFN Bloemfontein  Yes 
Bo Karoo Amateur Radio Klub  ZR3VDK Vanderkloof  Yes 
Boland Amateur Radio Klub  ZS1BAK Strand  Klas A (Afrikaans, via Zoom) 
Border Radio Club  ZS2BRC East London  As the need arises. RAE invigilated twice yearly. 
Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre  ZS1CT Cape Town  Contact the Secretary for information on RAE courses. Courses being conducted online at this time due to COVID 19 
East Rand Radio Club  ZS6ERB Gauteng  Yes 
Eden Radio Club  ZS1ERZ George  YES 
False Bay Amateur Radio Club  ZS1FRC Cape Town  Not currently 
Gauteng Amateur Radio Club  ZS6GPG Johannesburg  Yes, entries are now open for the course starting in February 2024 with the exam scheduled for May 2024. Send an e-mail to for details. 
Hammies Amateur Radio Club (Div 3)  ZS3ZU Vanderkloof  Yes Class B 
Hammies Amateur Radio Club (Div 5)  ZS5ZU Northcliff  YES B-Class 
Hammies Amateur Radio Club (Div 6)  ZS6ZU Northcliff  Specializing in youth Class-B RAE. Course are held at the beginning of the year at NARC on Saturday mornings. For more information send an email to  
Hibiscus Coast Amateur Radio Club  ZS5HAC Uvongo  ON Request 
Highway Amateur Radio Club  ZS5HAM New Germany  Currently none. Only the practical part 
Johannesburg Amateur Radio Club  ZS6TJ Johannesburg  Entries are now open for the RAE course in preparation of the MAY 2023 RAE exam. Book your seat now as limited space is available. Visit 
Kempton Amateur Radio Technical Society  ZS6KTS Kempton Park  Please contact the Committee for information on the next RAE course or have a look on our website 
Magalies Radio Amateur Klub  ZS6MRK Waverley  Yes, Please phone Thys ZS6MJM on 082 5656 087 or Hannes ZS6JDE on 082 783 9275 
Midlands Amateur Radio Club  ZS5PMB Pietermaritzburg  On demand (twice yearly) 
Mooirivier Amateur Radio Klub  ZS6MOI Potchefstroom  Yes.  
Noord-Kaap Amateur Radio Klub  ZS3NC Kathu  Class B 
OTL Radio Klub  ZS6OTL Middelburg  CLASS A,CLASS B 
Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio Society  ZS2PE Linton Grange  On demand 
Potchefstroom Amateur Radio Club  ZS6POT Potchefstroom  Yes 
Pretoria Amateur Radio Club  ZS6PTA Lynnwood Ridge  Yes 
Rustenburg Amateur Radio Klub  ZS6RTB Rustenburg  Yes, please contact Lukas ZS6LH on 078 106 8838 for information.  
Sandringham Scout Group  ZS6SSG Kempton Park  Not as yet, but this will come in the near future. Basic lessons are given every Saturday with the chance for aspiring Hams to operate on HF using the club callsign. 
Sandton Amateur Radio Club  ZS6STN Craighall  Currently offering courses twice per year. Lectures are online and HF Assessment and RAE in person. 
SARL Headquarters  ZS6SRL Strubens Valley  Yes 
Sasolburg Amateur Radio Club  ZS4SRK Sonlandpark  ON DEMAND: Contact via e-mail 
Soutpansberg Amateur Radio Club  ZS6SPB Polokwane  NA 
Suid Kaap Amateur Radio Club  ZS1SKR Mosselbaai  Yes 
Vrystaat Amateur Radio Klub  ZS4B Bethlehem  Contact the Chairman 0838860699 PHILLIP ZS4PJ 
West Rand Amateur Radio Club  ZS6WR Roodepoort  Yes - contact Club to book your seat. Call Danie ZS6DPS +27 82 941 3888 
Winelands Amateur Radio Club  ZS1WRC Worcester  RAE Class A and B 


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