I’d like to take a moment to congratulate my friend Shaun on passing the Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification examination last night. Shaun took the exam while Ernie (Ve3EJJ) and I were giving an introduction to the practical aspect of operating a radio station at the club station VE3JW at the Museum of Science and Technology. Shaun scored high enough to earn Honours and so he has HF privileges. So I’d once again like to say good work, and welcome to the fraternity. Shaun’s pending callsign will hopefully be: VE3XUB
As an aid to getting Shaun his qualifications, I developed an online Basic Exam generator which I have nicknamed: Project C.A.R.B.E.T. The front-end is all PHP (web based) and should be available soon (pending further bug testing and “hardening”). Keep an eye out for this study tool. This project is in conjunction with my work on an Android application to offer the same study aid – but in an “offline” format.
I am presently working on adding the Advanced question bank to the question pool for those who wish to challenge this qualification level once they have their Basic privileges. This will take a bit of time as I am trying to add in an explanation for all answers – something that is not as feasible with the Basic question pool (due to sheer size).