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SDARC HamCram Amateur Radio Study Session and Examination in Stockton, CA

Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club and California Emergency Volunteers, Inc.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Get Your Amateur Radio License in Just One Day!

You can get your Amateur Radio License in a single day using our proven technique. No Morse code test is required!

Co-sponsored by the Stockton Delta Amateur Radio Club!

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

No memorization is required. With the HamCram technique the answer that “looks right” usually is. More than 90 percent of students pass their license exam on their very first try.

This is not a ham radio training course. You will not understand ham radio when you complete the HamCram.

You will, however, be licensed and able to learn from other hams at your own pace. Additional free training is offered.

We encourage HamCram participants to line up a ham mentor in advance, if possible.

HamCram is an easy way for emergency workers (paid and volunteer), CERT team members, and others who might use Amateur Radio in an emergency to get their licenses.

It is also a great way for family members to get their Amateur Radio licenses.

There is no easier or quicker way to get a ham license.

HamCram is for persons seeking their first license (Technician Class) as well as current hams seeking to upgrade from Technician to General Class..

If you have ever wanted to get your license (or know someone who should), now’s the time!

What is a HamCram?

How to quickly and easily become a licensed ham radio operator may be a mystery to you. You might even want a license right now and not know how to get one.

“Get Your License in One Day” 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, ages 16 to 90, have quickly succeeded in the past ten years, in over 100 sessions. The success rate has never been less than 90 percent for adults. If you want to bring a younger person -- we have had kids as young as 8 pass -- please contact us before registering them for additional information.

How does this work?

In 1984, the FCC transferred testing for Amateur Radio licenses to certified volunteers from the ham community. Applicants now pass a brief multiple-choice exam on a publicly-available pool of questions. The pool is made large enough to insure a legally-adequate familiarity with amateur radio law and practice. 

Twenty-five years have proven this concept valid. Hams today, who have passed under this newer licensing system, conduct themselves on the air just as well as hams ever have. The real learning takes place once you are on-the-air.

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

We divide the pool into six segments. This is the most efficient way to maximize attention span against 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 is a proven “winning formula.”

Sample Session Schedule (Subject to change -- big crowds, late starts add 30 minutes in the beginning with the first study period starting at 9:00 AM.)

Preliminaries 8:15-8:30 AM
Study Period 1 8:30-9:20 AM
Study Period 2 9:30-10:20 AM
Study Period 3 10:30-11:20 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Study Period 4 12:00-12:50 PM
Study Period 5 1:00-1:50 PM
Study Period 6 2:00-2:50 PM

Exam 3:00 PM

You must be present all day — no exceptions.

Short-term memory is the “secret” of the high success rate. Volunteer examiners are not permitted to change either the question or the right answers. All exams questions will be what you have been studying in the session. This is the biggest reason why 90% are easily able to recognize the correct answers immediately after reading the question pool thoroughly.

“Get Your License in One Day,” though to some a bit challenging, is truly the quick way to get your Technician Class Amateur Radio license. Alternately you may study for the written element of the General Class license. Also, the Extra Class license pool is too lengthy for this method. We only allow Extra attendees to study the Extra pool at a session by special request.

The exam session at 3 PM is open to the public. At it we administer all levels of amateur radio exams: Technician, General, and Extra class. One need not attend all day just to take an exam. The cost for one exam only is the officially-prescribed fee of $15.00. If you’ve paid to attend the whole day, the exam fee is included.

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

Thanks to W6NBC for this content, which appears slightly modified.
HamCram℠ is a service mark of David E. Coursey

Have questions about SDARC HamCram Amateur Radio Study Session and Examination in Stockton, CA? Contact Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club and California Emergency Volunteers, Inc.
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Dameron Hospital Annex
Acacia and Lincoln
Northeast Corner (not main hospital)
Stockton, CA

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club and California Emergency Volunteers, Inc.

The Stockton-Delta Amateur Radio Club is a 70-member organization in Stockton, CA. Anyone is welcome to join.

Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 1930 hours, located at the Bear Creek Community Church, 11171 Lower Sacramento Road. Members, guests and people having an interest in amateur radio are invited to attend. Visit

The weekly net is held each Monday at 2000 hours on the above named repeaters. Members and visitors are invited to check in. There is also an unofficial get-together on Thursday evenings (Except meeting nights) at 1930 hours on 28.457 MHz. Amateurs with the proper license are encouraged to particip

California Emergency Volunteers, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of Amateur Radio operators and Community Emergency Response Team members that sponsors HamCrams and other events in Northern California. Visit

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