HAM RADIO License Exam Preparation Cram Course (License Testing to begin at 3:30 pm.)


Get a Ham Radio License in One Day! Alan Wolke, W2AEW – Cram Team Lead and Joe Zaroff, WA3NEQ; David Sarnoff Radio Club <https://www.n2re.org/>.


Abstract: If you wanted to get an amateur radio license but never had the time, now is your opportunity! To obtain the entry-level Technician license, all one has to do is pass a multiple-choice exam. The course will step through the information needed to pass the FCC Technician License exam. Preparation prior to participation in the course and the exam is strongly encouraged.


The *required* pre-study guide (No-Nonsense Technician Study Guide) can be found here:


Students are strongly urged to make use of it prior to attending the HamCram session.


The slide presentation in the class that follows the truly wonderful and free study guide can be found at


(HamCram Presentation PDF).


Online practice exams are also of great benefit,




The topic agenda for the Technician Class Ham Cram will be:

– What is Amateur Radio

– Electrical Principles

– Math for Electronics

– Basic Electronics and Components

– Schematics

– Radio Wave Properties

– Propagation

– Antennas & Feedlines

– Amateur Radio Signal/Modulation Types

– Safety Concepts

– RF Exposure

– Station Setup & Operation

– Operating Controls

– Station Equipment

– Common Troubleshooting

– Using a Multimeter or DMM

– Operating Procedures

– Public Service

– Amateur Satellites

– Fun Activities & Internet

– Rules, Regulations & Definitions


The class will begin at 9:00 am, lunch at 12:30 pm. Time permitting, we will run through a few practice exams prior to the actual testing session. 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. You must bring your FCC Registration Number (FRN).  If you do not have a FRN, go to <https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn>.  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, have an original and a photocopy of current license. Results of your test will be provided after exam session is completed.


2024 TCF VE Team Members

Walter Lesnovich W2EE – VE team lead <
John DeGood NU3E – VE team recruiter <
Ben Cahill AC2YD – <

Michael Harla N2MHO <n2mho@arrl.net>
C.R. Phillips N3HTZ <
Eric Russell KD2ONY <
Hillary Zaenchik KC2HLA <
Joe Zaroff WA3NEQ <