When and Where?

Saturday August 13, 2022

3705 Oakdale Road, Modesto, CA (Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services)

Registration opens 30 minutes before the Cram at 7:30 AM. Study time starts at 8:00am. Testing will begin at 4PM.

Please bring the following:

  • A valid identification, preferably CDL
  • A valid FRN number issued from the FCC

Applicants must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for all license transactions with the FCC. Examinees must register in CORES and receive an FRN before exam day.

An instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to establish a CORES account, which is necessary for licensees to make administrative updates and download electronic license authorizations.


  • Cash or check for $30 for Ham Cram/Test or $15 for Test Only (check payable to SARA)
  • This fee is separate from the new $35.00 FCC fee. This fee will be explained in further detail during registration.

If you are upgrading your license, please bring a copy of your current license as well as the ORIGINAL. If you need to download a copy follow the instruction on the ARRL Web site at

When all else fails…Amateur Radio.