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Ham Cram: Learn Ham Radio in One Day

  • St. Mary's Cathedral 1111 Gough Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society (BAEARS) is offering a one-day "ham cram" to teach and certify ham-radio technicians and operators.

BAEARS provides classes and testing for those interested in getting their Amateur Radio license or in upgrading their existing license.

They hold three to four sessions per year, depending on interest and classroom availability. Generally, the sessions range between 75 and 100 participants. They have helped approximately 4,000 people obtain their radio licenses since they began these sessions.


This is NOT a class. It is a guided study — six 45-minute pool reading periods, with breaks and lunch. This is the most efficient way to maximize attention span against study fatigue. In other words, they tell you how to study, keep you doing it in an organized way, and then give the test as soon as you are finished.

All exam questions will be what you study during the session. This is the biggest reason why 90% are easily able to recognize the correct answers immediately after reading the question pool thoroughly, leading to a high pass ratio.

Very young (younger than 14 years) and those with learning disabilities will not do as well with this method.

The study session begins at 8:00 a.m. The exam on the material starts at 4:00 p.m. The exam is open to all students in the class, as well as anyone else wishing to take an exam without attending the study session. 

By passing the exam, you will be certified as a ham technician. A second test in the future will allow you to be a certified ham radio operator.

Cost is $35 per person payable at the door and must be paid by check or cash. No credit cards.

More information at http://www.baears.com


Saturday, January 20
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Event Center
Saint Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

$35 per person at the door

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Celebration of Sandi Genser-Maack
Later Event: February 1