Exams

ARRL-VEC VE

*** NEW ***
ALL exam candidates MUST have an FRN
see the “For FCC License Exams” section
below exam dates.

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 (CDCA) VE Group in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

CDCA hosts a monthly walk-in session for all Amateur Radio Service licenses and the EC-001 Intro to EmComm Final Assessment in Klamath Falls, OR. See the Schedule below.

VECs post scheduled exam sessions on their website so if you can’t make it to one of my sessions 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 group 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.

Exam Schedule

ARRL-VEC License exams $15
EC-001 Intro to EmComm Exams $0
Sessions are 3rd Tuesday evenings 17:00-19:00
Klamath Community College
7390 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Building 7, Conference Center

2019
AUG-DEC – 12 new Technicians, 3 General upgrades

2020
JAN 21 – 2 new Technicians, 1 General & 1 Extra upgrades
FEB 18 – 1 new Technician
MAR – canceled
APR – canceled
MAY – canceled
JUN 16 – 2 new Technicians
JUL 21 – 2 new Technicians
AUG 18 – 2 new Technicians, 1 General upgrade
SEP 15 – 4 new Technicians, 1 General upgrade
OCT 20 – 4 new Technicians
NOV 17 –
DEC 15 –

2021
JAN 19 –
FEB 16 –
MAR 16 –
APR 20 –
MAY 18 –
JUN 15 –

Test Dates & Location Updated 21 October 2020

For FCC License Exams

*** NEW ***
ALL candidates MUST have an FRN at the exam session. We have been authorized for electronic submission of exam materials and all candidates must have an FRN on their 605 Application for License.

What this means to the candidate
With electronic submission you will see your new license or upgrade in the FCC database within a couple business days rather than a week or more. No postal delays. Since our exams are on Tuesdays you should have your new callsign or upgrade posted by the end of the same week allowing new hams to operate that same weekend!

Regardless of who you choose to test with, it’s a good idea to register with the FCC before attending an exam session. 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.

In the meantime, to get started in Amateur Radio you can take a look at the ARRL websites Getting Licensed page for license information.

Note: An Amateur Radio license is required to transmit on amateur frequencies. No license is required to listen! Get an inexpensive radio and start listening in on your local repeaters so you can hit the ground running when your new callsign is posted.

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 in advance of the testing session. This information will need to be verified before the exam paperwork can be submitted for your certificate. If you have any questions, please contact me in advance.

As always I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Send questions to jon@kk6gxg.com and I will do my best to answer it quickly.

Page Updated 21 October 2020

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