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New Technician Class in March @ Clovis PD

Fresno Area Mentor & Elemers (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.


  • 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
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 or Rob AE6GE at

To signup please follow this link Signup Form.

Fresno Emcomm Members please read this post.


An internal Fresno Emcomm Twitter account (@fcemcomm) has been established to quickly alert Fresno Emcomm Members regarding alert status, served agencies status, and other pertinent information regarding Fresno Emcomm operations.

This is NOT:

  • A public account
  • To be re-tweeted,
  • Liked or shared publicly with others

Tweets from this account will be from either:

  • Fresno County ARRL Emergency Coordinator
  • Fresno County ARRL Assistant Emergency Coordinators
  • Fresno County ARRL Public Information Officer

The source of the tweets will include the persons call sign as to identify the source of the tweet. It will NOT include their twitter account in the tweet, as it would be posted to their personal account thus available for public view.


(copy and past the account name and search on your Twitter account)

The button to “follow” will not be there, rather be replaced with a “request to follow button”. After you have been approved to follow this account. You will be able to receive tweets from this account.

Again, Do not post any pictures, videos, or links to @fcemcomm account. This account only for Fresno Emcomm internal use only.