Stockton-Delta

Amateur Radio Club

STOCKTON HAMCRAM/ ELMERING
SESSIONS

Get Your Amateur Radio License on a Saturday!

You can get your Amateur Radio License in a single Saturday. No Morse code test is required!

Attendance at each event is limited, Preregistration is required!

Thousands have gotten their licenses by studying the actual questions and answers, some of which will appear on the 35-question FCC exam given at the end of the day.

This is not an Amateur Radio training course. We sponsor mentoring sessions during each HamCram for that, and introduce you to local radio clubs.   

What is a HamCram?

“Get Your License in a Saturday” is the perfect solution. No tedious preliminary home study. No long, boring once-a-week classes. You attend for just one day, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and you’re done.

Thousands of men and women, aged 16 to 90, have succeeded in getting their Amateur Radio license this way. 

How does this work?

HamCram is not a class. It is guided study — six 45-minute reading sessions with 10-minute breaks and a 60-minute break for lunch. The FCC exam is given at the end of the day.

We divide the question pool into six segments, each containing about 60 questions. This is the most efficient way to maximize attention span and fight study fatigue.

In other words, we tell you how to study, keep you doing it in an organized way, and then give you the test as soon as you are finished. It has proven very successful. 

Testing-Only Also Available

The FCC exam session at 3 PM is open to the public. We administer all levels of amateur radio exams: Technician, General, and Extra class. You do not need to attend the HamCram just to take an exam. There is no charge for test only.  Donations to the Elmer University are welcome. If you’ve paid to attend the HamCram, the exam is included.

The next HamCram is Saturday, April 8th and will be held at:

Stockton Fire Station #2 - Training Div
110 W Sonora St
Stockton, CA 95206


Doors open at 8:00AM - HamCram starts at 8:30 AM - Testing Only starts at 2:30PM 

Note: $8 of the HamCram fee is designed for the FCC examination.


Sign up for the April 8th HamCram here 


HamTestOnline - online courses for the ham radio exams
THE ELMER PROJECT

The local radio club is where the newcomer begins the journey of discovery and the seasoned veteran keeps informed of the latest technology. Regardless of where we are on our ham radio journey our local radio club is where we find our friends. The term "Elmer" means someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would-be hams. The term first appeared in QST in a March 1971 "How's DX" column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (now also VA3ZBB). Newkirk called them "the unsung fathers of Amateur Radio."

Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club, the Manteca Amateur Radio Club and the Lodi Amateur Radio Club have come together to help teach new hams how to get started and offer this "personal guidance". 

These sessions are an opportunity for the new ham to learn how to purchase and / or program their first radio, to discover some of the many opportunities there are in Amateur Radio to "find your world" and give the new ham just the chance to ask questions and get on the air. 

Elmering sessions run  concurrent with our HamCram testing sessions so that new hams, who got their license at a previous session can come back and learn the basics of the hobby from patient Elmers in each club. 

The class is structured with a 1 hour "classroom" session in the morning, break-out sessions for 1 hour; break for lunch;  and 1 hour break out sessions in the afternoon followed by a panel discussion featuring "Elmers" in an ask anything "wrap-up".  Break-out sessions include: Programming and using HTs, Using Anderson Power poles, building simple antennas, contesting, chasing DX, Intro to Morse Code and HF operating.   

SIGN UP FOR ELMERING SESSIONS HERE

THEY ARE FREE 

STOCKTON FIRE STATION #2
TRAINING DIVISION CLASSROOM
110 W SONORA ST
STOCKTON, CA 95202
(CORNER OF W SONORA ST/COMMERCE ST)

STARTING AT 8:30 AM

Saturday April 29th, 2017
Saturday September 9th, 2017
Saturday October 28th, 2017

Questions?

 

 

Phone:  (209) 323-4028

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