(Ham Radio License Testing and Preparatory Cram Course)
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 Morse code proficiency is not 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 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. 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 slides and material that will be used for the ham cram will be at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8LbPwo1XLI3YTBDZlFmTTNBQzA&usp=sharing. A truly wonderful and free study guide can be found at http://www.kb6nu.com/tech-manual/. Students are strongly urged to make use of it.
Online practice exams are also of great benefit. http://qrz.com/hamtest/ Registration is necessary, but otherwise its free. Once you get your license, this web site will prove to be a great resource as well.
Here is another website that contains a wealth of information and links regarding Morse code for amateur radio. http://www.techwholesale.com/morse-code-radios-kids.html This website gives a good concise history of Morse code and it’s uses.
On Saturday March 15, 2014 we will be holding three One Hour lectures beginning at 9:00 am, lunch at 12:30 pm and a practice exam (from 1:30 pm. to 2:30 pm). 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 current license. Results of your test will be provided after exam session is completed.
Technician Class Schedule and Syllabus
- Review session 1: 9:00-10:00 am
- Electromagnetics and Radiation
- Systems of Radios
- Electronic Components
- Tech Class Exam and Its Elements
- Review session 2: 10:15-11:15 am
- Amateur Radio GOs and NGOs
- Operating Principles
- Propagation and Radio Waves
- Station Set Up and Operating Controls
- Review session 3: 11:30-12:30 pm
- Math for Electronics
- Electronics Components in the Exam
- Operating Activities and Non Voice Communications In The Exam
- Antennas In The Exam
- AC Power Circuits And Safety
- Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm
- Practice exam 1:30-2:30 pm
- Exam 3:30-5:30pm