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 and introduce you to local radio clubs.
What is a HamCram? “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, 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 50-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.
Sample Session Schedule •Preliminaries 8:00-8:10 AM •Study Period 1 8:10-9:00 AM •Break (10 minutes) •Study Period 2 9:10-10:00 AM •(Break 10 minutes) •Study Period 3 10:10-11:00 AM •Lunch 11:00 AM-11:50 AM (50 minutes) •Study Period 4 11:50 AM-12:40 PM •Break (10 minutes) •Study Period 5 12:50-1:40 PM •Break (10 minutes) •Study Period 6 1:50-2:40 PM •(Break 10 minutes) •Exam 3:00 PM
You must be present all day — no exceptions. 95% Success Rate!
Short-term memory is the “secret” of the high success rate. All exam questions and answers 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.
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. One need not attend the HamCram just to take an exam. There is no cost for the exam-only, however you are welcome to donate to the Elmer University Project for Mentoring new hams. If you’ve paid to attend the HamCram, the exam fee is included. Note: $8 of the HamCram fee is designed for the FCC examination.
Does HamCram Work for Everybody? Almost. Many intelligent people have trouble with HamCram because they are unwilling to use the HamCram method. They don't believe us when we say advance study hurts and trying to "figure out" the test results in incorrect answers. Follow our directions and you will be part of the 90 percent. You must be motivated. HamCramming is work -- boring work -- and if you really don't want a ham license, please stay home. People with learning disabilities may or may not have trouble HamCramming. Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, etc. make cramming more difficult, but not impossible. Lots of people with these issues pass just fine. Call us to talk abour your situation if you have concerns. Children and young people may have problems because of their limited attention spans -- but many have passed. You may call us to talk about your situation. People with vision issues may have trouble but we will do everything possible to accomodate them. Please call and we will work with you.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? The FCC requires us to check a photo ID to confirm identity. New hams must provide a Social Security Number (no exceptions). Current hams must provide the FCC registration number (FRN) that appears on their license (no Social Security Number). If you have any FCC license, please bring a photocopy of it that we may keep. There is no age limit, low or high.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Free parking is available in front of the building. The door to the classroom faces the parking lot and is well marked.
What can I bring to the event? Food/snacks/water/lunch, iPhone/iPod (provided we don't have to listen to it), any fees owed, pen/pencil, copy of any FCC license you hold, photo ID.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes. Please advise us in advance.
What is the refund policy? If you don't show up or cancel we may or may or may not issue a refund or allow you to attend a future event at no charge. This is generally based on whether we could have given your registration to someone else.