I am a VE (Volunteer Examiner) and Field Examiner registered with the ARRL/VEC (American Radio Relay League/Volunteer Examiner Coordinator) and work with Civil Defense Communications Auxiliary and the Klamath Basin Amateur Radio Association.
The KBARA Group hosts regular walk-in testing sessions for all Amateure Radio Service licenses Quarterly. For current dates, check the link above
VECs post scheduled exam sessions on their website so if you can’t make it to one of my sessions or a KBARA session you may find one at a more convenient location, date or time. You will find sessions on the ARRL/VEC and W5YI websites.
If for any reason you are having trouble finding a session that will work with your schedule, a special testing session can be set up. For a special session, we need at least 5 people scheduled to take exams. To coordinate a special session or ask any questions about the licensing process, please contact me.
ARRL-VEC License exams $15
EC-001 Intro to EmComm Exams $0
Sessions are 3rd Tuesday evenings 17:00-19:30
Klamath Falls Police Department
Jeff Ball Meeting Room
2501 Shasta Way
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
For EC-001 Exams
To take the EC-001 Final Assessment you need to have completed the EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications course and have an instructor recommendation to take the exam. You also need to provide proof of having taken the ICS-100 and IS-700 FEMA online classes.
I offer this class in an online format and will provide a suitable letter stating completion and a recommendation for examination. If you have taken this course from another approved Field Instructor you will need to present the same information from that instructor at the testing session. This information will need to be verified before the exam paperwork will be submitted for your certificate. If you have any questions, please contact me in advance.
For FCC License Exams
Regardless of who you choose to test with, it’s a good idea to register with the FCC before coming in for a test. Registration is free and you will be issued an FRN number on the spot. You will need the FRN to communicate with the FCC and it will expedite the processing and issuance of your license once you have taken and passed your exam.
As a side-note, if you do not have an FRN when you take your exam, you will need to use your Social Security number on your application. When the application is received by the FCC, they will issue an FRN. Registering with the FCC in advance just speeds things up.
In the meantime, to get started in Amateur Radio you can take a look at the ARRL websites Getting Licensed page for general license information.
As always I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Send questions to email@example.com and I will do my best to answer it quickly.