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FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17

ARRL.org
January 29, 2015

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time now that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC has continued to print and mail hard copy licenses. In mid-December the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as proposed in WT Docket 14-161 as part of its “process reform” initiatives.

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Fresno VE Team 2015 Exam Dates

Amateur Radio Exams in Fresno
Unlicensed Thru Extra Class

Sponsored By:
The Fresno VE Team
The Fresno Amateur Radio Club
ARRL VEC
American Radio Relay League

Testing info for 2015

Exams for all Amateur license classes will be conducted on the following dates in Fresno California.  All exams are given on Saturday and begin at 9:30 AM.

February 14 – May 9 – August 8 – November 14

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

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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

ARRL Launches Online Practice Exam Website

The ARRL has launched a new online Amateur Radio Practice License exam site:

Congratulations! You are on your way to expanding your horizons in the exciting world of Amateur Radio! Welcome to the ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™, a browser-based online application for your computer, tablet or other mobile device.

ARRL’s newest editions of our license preparation study manuals, The ARRL Ham Radio License ManualThe ARRL General Class License Manual, and The ARRL Extra Class License Manual, now connect you with the latest in review and exam practice. (This is a beta web site as new features are being added.)

Link to: ARRL Launches Online Practice Exam Website

 

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

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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)

2014 Madera VE Exam Schedule

The 2014 Madera VE Team amateur radio license exam schedule:

  • January 18
  • April 26
  • July 19
  • October 18

Sponsor: Madera County Amateur Radio Club / Madera VE Team

Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact:
Richard Weis AG6IZ (559) 718-5367
Richard Smith WD6FF (559) 232-1114

Location:  United Methodist Church at 500 Sunset Ave. Madera, Ca. 93637

For other a calendar of other VE exam sessions in the Central Valley area: FAME Upcoming VE Test Session Calendar


 

2014 Oakhurst VE Exam Schedule

The 2014 Mountain Amateur Radio Club VE Team amateur radio license exam schedule:

  • March 8
  • June 14
  • September 13
  • December 13

Sponsor: Mountain Amateur Radio Club

Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Bruce W. Oatman – (559) 683-8873

Email: k6bwo@hotmail.com

VEC: ARRL/VEC

Location:  Community Medical Center, 48677 Victoria Lane, Oakhurst CA 93644-9216 – Upstairs conference room

For other a calendar of other VE exam sessions in the Central Valley area: FAME Upcoming VE Test Session Calendar


 

New FCC Rules for Vanity and Club Station Call Signs

ARRL.org
November 10, 2010

FCC Issues Report and Order on Vanity and Club Station Call Signs

In November 2009, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) — WT Docket No. 09-209 — seeking to amend the Commission’s Amateur Radio Service rules to clarify and codify existing procedures governing the vanity call sign system. The NPRM also sought to revise certain rules applicable to club stations. The ARRL submitted its comments to the FCC on March 26. On Monday, November 8, 2010, the FCC issued a Report and Order (R&O) with its decisions. These new rules will take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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