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Amateur Radio Technician Class in Fresno, March 2017

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be on the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Police Science Institute/Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

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Amateur Radio Technician Class in Fresno, March 2017

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be on the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Police Science Institute/Range Pistol Club
5133 N Gates Ave #102
Fresno, CA 93722

Sponsored by:

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Amateur Radio “Uniquely Situated” to be at Leading Edge Again, Conferees Told

The dawn of so-called “smart” — or cognitive — radio has presented Amateur Radio with an opportunity to regain the leading edge in radio technology in the near future. It will also alter our view of spectrum as a limited resource. Those points and others were part of a forward-looking, tag-team Sunday Seminar presentation, “Spectrum (It’s the frequency crunch for real),” by Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, and Bob McGwier, N4HY, at the 2016 ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), September 16-18 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thompson heads the AMSAT Ground Terminal Team, a component of the Phase 4B geosynchronous satellite project. McGwier is chief scientist at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech. This week, HamRadioNow made the entire 3-hour presentation available as part of its conference coverage: HamRadioNow Episode 276 Parts 1, 2, and 3.

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Free Amateur Radio Class in September 2016

Some home work will be required (Homework) as to help prepare students for the test and also shorten the hours in class. Those that attend ALL CLASSES in the past have a high percentage of passing their first time.

Free lunch and snacks will be provided at each class session.

Free drawing prizes each class session.

Class Dates

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 8:00am to 4:00pm*

*Exam will be on the last day of class from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Red Monkey Communications
3439 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno CA 93725

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New ARRL Extra Class License Manual Available

05/25/2016

Achieve the highest level of Amateur Radio licenses. The new ARRL Extra Class License Manual (11th edition) is available in softcover, spiral-bound, or e-book versions. With the optional academic-style spiral-bound edition (ARRL Item 0550, ISBN: 978-1-62595-055-0, $32.95), the manual lies flat, making it more convenient for both students and instructors.

The exam questions-and-answer key is built from the latest Amateur Extra class question pool, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016. Our expert instruction will lead you through all of the knowledge you need to pass the 50-question exam: Rules, specific operating skills, and more advanced electronics theory. You can use the Extra Class License Manual in conjunction with ARRL’s Extra Q&A (4th edition) and ARRL’s online Exam Review for Ham Radio, so you won’t have any surprises on test day.

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Ham Radio Workshop – January 9, 2016

As a followup to the recent Amateur Radio Technician Class the Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers will be holding a Ham Radio Workshop geared towards new hams. If you are new to ham radio you need to attend this free workshop!

We are also looking for experienced hams to help out mentoring at and after the workshop. If you have some knowledge come on out and help instil what you know into the new hams.

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Amateur Radio General Class Offered in Fresno

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Amateur Radio General License Class July 2013

The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers group will be conducting a FREE PowerPoint based training course to prepare you for the Amateur Radio General license exam.

Classes will be held July 25 – August 10, 2013 as follows

  • July 25 – 6:30-9:00PM – Commision Rules / Operating Procedures
  • July 30 – 6:30-9:00PM – Radio Wave Propagation / Amateur Radio Practices
  • Aug 1 – 6:30-9:00PM – Electrical Principles / Electrical & RF Safety
  • Aug 6 – 6:30-9:00PM – Circuit Components / Practical Circuits
  • Aug 8 – 6:30-9:00PM – Signals & Emissions / Antennas & Feedlines
  • Aug 9 – 6:30-9:00PM – Review
  • Aug 10 – 9:30AM – Exam Session

All Classes and Testing will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1854 Fulton Ave, Fresno, CA (West side of Fulton – one block South of Divisadero)

Instruction is based upon the contents of either -ARRL – General Class License Manual – #8119 – $29.95 or Gordon West / W5YI – General Class Study Manual – #GWGM-11 – $24.95. Copies can be ordered at www.arrl.org or www.w5yi.org

To reserve your space in the class signup at http://fame.k6arp.org. If you have questions contact Lew Roberts – ki6ywx@arrl.net

Tech Class Offered – Starting July 31

Amateur Radio Technician Class Training Course in Fresno

The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers will be offering a 5 session training class beginning Tuesday July 31st, 2012. Each class will begin at 6:30pm and last approximately 2-2.5 hours.

The course is scheduled to coincide with the VE Exam Session that takes place the following Saturday August 11, 2012 at 9:30am.

Dates & Times

  • Session 1: Tuesday July 31, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Session 2: Thursday August 2, 2012, 6:30pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday August 7, 2012, 6:30pm
  • Session 4: Thursday Ausust 9, 2012, 6:30pm
  • Session 5: FridayAugust 10, 2012, 6:30pm

Location
Fresno Salvation Army Citadel
1854 Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Contact
Rob Mavis – AE6GE
559-492-7675
ae6ge@k6arp.org

General Class Offered in Fresno

The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers will be giving an instructional study class on the Amateur Radio General Class license. Classes will be held for the first two weeks in May on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Salvation Army Citadel in downtown Fresno.

Instruction will be from the General Class FCC License Preparation for Element 3 General Class Theory – July 1 2011 thru June 30 2015. These books are available from the many bookstores and websites as well as Amazon.com. The slide presentations will follow the Gordo book, but you may also use the ARRL book as well.

Class Dates:
The class will be meeting the first two weeks of May on Tuesday and Thursday, with a review class on Friday May 10. All classes will be from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

  • Tuesday May 1
  • Thursday May 3
  • Tuesday May 8
  • Thursday May 10
  • Friday May 11

Location:
Salvation Army Citadel
1854 Fulton St

Fresno,CA93721

Contact:
Rob Mavis AE6GE
559-492-7675
ae6ge@k6arp.org

Tech Class Offered in Fresno Starting February 2, 2012

Amateur Radio Technician Class Training Course in Fresno

The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers will be offering a 4 session training class beginning Thursday February 2, 2012. Each class will begin at 6:30pm and last approximately 2 hours.

The course is scheduled to coincide with the VE Exam Session that takes place the following Saturday February 11, 2012 at 9:30am.

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