Ham Cram

Sponsored by the David Sarnoff Radio Club

If you wanted to get an amateur radio license but never had the time, now is your opportunity! The FCC has changed the rules so that no Morse Code proficiency is required. To obtain the entry-level Technician license, all one has to do is pass a multiple-choice exam. With a Technician Class License, one may participate in Amateur Radio and enjoy privileges for operation on some of the HF amateur bands, use of VHF&UHF repeaters, participation in local Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), the annual American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day, and many other activities. We will be holding “HAMCRAM 101″in ED-103 from 9:00 am thru approximately 1:30 or 2pm. We will have a short morning break, as well as a break for lunch. Following the HAMCRAM, we will run through a few practice exams and Q&A in preparation for the testing session which will begin at 3:30PM. The course will provide participants with an overview of the requirements needed to pass the FCC Technician License exam.

Pre-study using the materials linked below is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, since it is not possible to teach all of the material in one cram session as this. At 3:30 pm the FCC examination will be given by ARRL-certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs). One does not have to attend the HAM CRAM 101 or pay for admission to TCF to attend the exam session. An exam fee ($15.00) must be paid by each examinee. Two forms of identification (at least one must have your photograph) will be required to take the exam. All license exams will be offered (Technician, General and Extra) at this testing session. If upgrading, bring an original and a photocopy of your current license. Results of your test will be provided after the exam session is completed.

The slides and material for the ham cram can be found here. A truly wonderful and free study guide can be found at http://www.kb6nu.com/tech-manual/. Online practice exams are also of great benefit, http://qrz.com/hamtest/. Students are urged to take advantage of these resources.