Ham Crams are Back!

Are you interested in ham radio, but having challenges understanding the Technician materials?

We have a solution for you. It’s the Ham Cram!

What is it?

HAM CRAM is an Entry Level Technician Course

March 16th, 2024

MAAC Foundation Center

4203 Montdale Park Dr

Valparaiso, IN 46383

8am – 5pm Guided Study Session with the Exam at 5pm

Cost for exam is $15 cash, and can take it more than once for $15 each try.

Registration form here: https://forms.office.com/r/Ge4KuNJ2ss


You will also need to register with the FCC’s CORES and get an FRN number. You will need to have that number to take the exam. Register here: https://apps2.fcc.gov/fccUserReg/pages/login.htm

Students/minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the items below if a legal guardian presents their photo ID; otherwise two non-photo IDs are required.

a. Non-photo State ID card (some states still have them)

b. Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)

c. Social security card

d. Employer’s wage statement or Minor’s work permit

e. School ID card

There will be a working lunch, so either please bring a lunch, order Uber Eats, or bring cash to throw in on pizza.

Please email either Joe Krajacic joe@n9tax.com or Matt Melton w9mdm@outlook.com with any questions.

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, with a focus on VHF and UHF applications. Morse code is not required for this license. With a Technician Class license, you will have all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz. These privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians may operate FM voice, digital packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. You can even make international radio contacts via satellites, using relatively simple station equipment. Technician licensees now also have additional privileges on certain HF frequencies. Technicians may also operate on the 80, 40 and 15 meter bands using CW (Morse Code) and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes.

You can download the study guide here to get started:


Practice Exams


Practice Exams and Flashcards


Flash Cards/Practice test


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