The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers (FAME) is a coordinated effort between members of the various amateur radio groups around the Central Valley. FAME’s goal is to provide education for new and upgrading hams. We not only provide several educational classes throughout the year, but also mentor new and old hams alike.

Technician Classes

Entry-Level Technician classes are offered several times a year for those who are interested in obtaining their Amateur Radio license.  Classes are offered free of charge, however you will benefit from purchasing a study manual. Please see below or click the following link to see our upcoming classes: Upcoming Ham Classes.

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If you find the CARP FAME classes helpful, please consider making a donation to help offset the costs of putting on the class sessions.


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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


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

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Amateur Radio in Fresno County and the Central Valley of California