Category Archives: FAME

New Technician Class in March @ Clovis PD

We are a product (victim) of our own success from our recent technician class.

Due to demand FAME is offering a Technician Class this March 2016.

To signup please follow this link Signup Form.

30 Minute video introduction to what Amateur Radio Can Do

Some home work will be required (Homework and class schedule) 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.

FAME’s recent November/December 2015 class had a 100% (31 out of 31) pass.

Those that attend ALL CLASSES and complete ALL the homework will be entered into a drawing for a FREE hand held radio.

Classes will be held @ Clovis Police Department Conference Room (1233 5th St, Clovis, CA 93612)

  • Saturday, March 12th from 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday, March 19th from 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday, March 26th from 8 AM to 4 PM*

*Amateur Radio Exams will be held on the last day of class from 2 PM to 4 PM

Current Sponsors By: (More sponsors maybe added) (Fingers Crossed)

Theory exams are multiple choice. Priority mail is used to send paperwork to ARRL, who sends data to FCC via electronic mail, thus assuring the fastest possible service on new licenses, which typically are posted to the FCC database by the end of the week following the exam.

Bring:

  • Two ID’s, one with photo
  • Taxpayer ID Number (Social Security Number),  or FCC Registration Number (preferred)
  • Fee $15.00 per test session.  Bring Exact change please
  • Original and copy of Amateur License if upgrading
Walk in’s only for exam, no pre-registration for exam.

Instruction is based upon the contents Gordon West / W5YI – 2014-2018 Technician Class Book. The manual is available from many sources, but if you call and order the “classroom package” directly from the W5YI group (800 669-9594) let them know you are taking the class from the Fresno FAME group and you will get some additional materials included for free.

On line study questions (This is good to review while studying for the test. These are the EXACT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS for the exam. Check technician class exam)

For more information, contact Greg KJ6OUI at kj6oui@arrl.net or Rob AE6GE at ae6ge@k6arp.org

To signup please follow this link Signup Form.

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.

Continue reading Ham Radio Workshop – January 9, 2016

Technician Class November & December 2015

Jacob Krogen KK6MIC (President of 4x4HIM 4WD Club), Rob Mavis AE6GE, (President of Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers), and myself Greg Waters KJ6OUI, are inviting you to join us for a FREE PowerPoint based training course to prepare you for the (1st level) Amateur Radio Technician license exam.

To signup please follow this link Signup Form.

30 Minute video introduction to what Amateur Radio Can Do

Some home work will be required (Homework and class schedule) 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. Those that attend ALL CLASSES and complete ALL the homework will be entered into a drawing for a FREE hand held radio.

Classes will be held for 3 Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM. All Classes and Testing will be held @

Red Monkey’s new shop (3439 S. Chestnut Ave. Fresno CA, 93725)

  • November 14th
  • November 21st
  • December 5th *

*Amateur Radio Exams will be held on the last day of class from 5 PM to 7 PM

Unlicensed Thru Extra Class

Sponsored By:

Theory exams are multiple choice. Priority mail is used to send paperwork to ARRL, who sends data to FCC via electronic mail, thus assuring the fastest possible service on new licenses, which typically are posted to the FCC database by the end of the week following the exam.

Bring:

  • Two ID’s, one with photo
  • Taxpayer ID Number (Social Security Number),  or FCC Registration Number (preferred)
  • Fee $15.00 per test session.  Bring Exact change please
  • Original and copy of Amateur License if upgrading
Walk in’s only for exam, no pre-registration for exam.

Instruction is based upon the contents Gordon West / W5YI – 2014-2018 Technician Class Book. The manual is available from many sources, but if you call and order the “classroom package” directly from the W5YI group (800 669-9594) let them know you are taking the class from the Fresno FAME group and you will get some additional materials included for free.

Link to each topic presented

On line study questions (This is good to review while studying for the test. These are the EXACT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS for the exam. Check technician class exam)

For more information, contact Greg KJ6OUI at kj6oui@arrl.net or Rob AE6GE at ae6ge@k6arp.org

To signup please follow this link Signup Form.

Technician License Class Offered in Fresno

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

Classes will be held for four weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings April 14 through May 7th from 6:30-9:30PM. All Classes and Testing will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1854 Fulton Ave, Fresno, CA.

Class Meeting Dates:

  • Week 1 – April 14, 16
  • Week 2 – April 21, 23
  • Week 3 – April 28. 30
  • Week 4 – May 5, 7

Instruction is based upon the contents Gordon West / W5YI – Technician Class Study Manual. The manual is available from many sources, but if you call and order the “classroom package” directly from the W5YI group (800 669-9594) let them know you are taking the class from the Fresno FAME group and you will get some additional materials included for free.

To sign up or for more information, contact Rob AE6GE at ae6ge@k6arp.org.

Get Your Tech License – Amateur Radio Tech License Class October 2014

Are you interested in getting your Amateur Radio license??

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

Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings October 21 – November 6, 2013 at 6:30-9:00PM All Classes and Testing will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1854 Fulton Ave, Fresno, CA.

  • Tuesday October 21
  • Tuesday October 28
  • Thursday October 30
  • Tuesday November 4
  • Thursday November 6

Instruction is based upon the contents of either -ARRL – Ham Radio License Manual – #0917 – $29.95 or Gordon West / W5YI – Technician Class Study Manual – #GWTM10 – $20.95. Copies can be ordered at www.arrl.org or www.w5yi.org. Books are not required, but recommended.

For more information, contact Rob AE6GE at ae6ge@k6arp.org.

To signup please follow this link Signup Form.

Amateur Extra Training Class

Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers (FAME)

Amateur Extra Training Class

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

Classes will be held July 22 – August 9, 2014 as follows:

  • July 22 – 6:30-9:00PM – Commission Rules / Operating Procedures
  • July 29 – 6:30-9:00PM – Radio Wave Propagation / Amateur Practices
  • July 31 – 6:30-9:00PM – Electrical Principles / Circuit Components
  • Aug 5 – 6:30-9:00PM – Practical Circuits / Signals & Emissions
  • Aug 7 – 6:30-9:00PM – Antennas & Transmission Lines / Safety
  • Aug 8 – 6:30-9:00PM – Optional Review Session
  • Aug 9 – 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 – Extra Class License Manual – #5170 – $29.95
or the Gordon West / W5YI – Extra Class Study Manual – #GWEM-12 – $24.95
Copies can be ordered at www.arrl.org or www.w5yi.org.

To reserve your space in the class contact Rob Mavis – ae6ge@k6arp.org or sign up here: fame.k6arp.org/sign-up-for-classes.

If you have questions contact Lew Roberts – ki6ywx@arrl.net

Get Your Tech License – Amateur Radio Tech License Class April 2014

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

Classes will be held April 24 – May 8, 2013 as follows:

  • April 24 – 6:30-9:00PM – FCC Rules / Operating Procedures
  • April 29 – 6:30-9:00PM – Radio Wave Propagation / Amateur Radio Practices
  • May 1 – 6:30-9:00PM – Electrical Principles / Electrical Components
  • May 6 – 6:30-9:00PM – Station Equipment / Modes & Activities
  • May 8 – 6:30-9:00PM – Antennas & Feedlines / Electrical & RF Safety
  • May 9 – 9:30AM – Exam Session (Fresno VE Team)

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 atwww.arrl.org or www.w5yi.org

Contact: To reserve your space in the class contact Rob Mavis – ae6ge@k6arp.org.
If you have questions contact Lew Roberts – ki6ywx@arrl.net

2014 FAME Amateur Radio Class Schedule – Updated

fame.K6ARP.org

The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers (FAME) offers Free instructional classes on obtaining your amateur radio license and upgrading. Classes are offered several times a year. They run on tuesday and thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for 2-1/2 weeks for a total of 5 sessions. The 2014 Amateur Radio instruction class schedule is as follows:

  • January 23 – General
  • April 24 – Technician
  • July 24 – Extra
  • October 23 – Technician

Check the Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers page for more information on upcoming classes or contact Rob AE6GE. You can also sign up for an upcoming class here: Sign Up. 1/14/2014 – Technician and Extra class dates have been changed.

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)