Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club

Exams


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FCC license examinations are administered by authorized members of the ARRL VEC program.  Three examiners must be present at each testing session.  Exams for the Technician (35 questions), General (35 questions), and Extra-class exams (50 questions) are given at the same time in the same place.  Scoring is done on the spot, and the passing score is 74%.  It takes a few days for exam results to be entered directly online into the FCC database.  Once your name and call sign appear there, you are authorized to transmit on the bands or portions of bands appropriate to your license class.  For ARRL’s detailed guide on taking the exams, click here.

2022 Exam Session Dates and Locations

Medford

Exam Dates:
Sept 1, 2022

Registration: 5:15 PM, Exam at 5:45 PM (prior to the club meeting at 7:00 PM). VEC Test fee: $15.00 Pre-registration is required. Contact Don Bennett (info below) to register. There is a $15 VEC fee due to the examiner at the time of the exam. In adition there is a $35 fee payable to the FCC when any license application or modification is filed with the FCC. This $35 fee IS NOT collected by the examiner at the exam session, it is paid directly to the FCC (via their website).

Picture ID is required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any. You must have already created an FCC FRN registration number prior to the exam session, and must have a valid email address. The FCC no longer allows using your Social Security number for registration. Please complete the pre-registration form prior to the exam session.

Location:

Medford Police Department Community Room 219 S. Ivy St. Medford, OR 97501

Questions?
Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club, Don Bennett, 541-973-3625, kg7bp@rfwarrior.com

Grants Pass

Exam Dates:
Aug 19, 2022
Nov 18, 2022

Registration: 6:00pm Testing 6:30pm / Test fee: $15.00 /  Walk-ins OK

Picture ID required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any.

Location:

Fruitdale Grange 1440 Parkdale Drive Grants Pass, OR 97527

Questions?
Southern Oregon Amateur Radio Club, John Stubbe, 541-218-2244, JStubbe7@gmail.com

Roseburg

Exam Dates: 
The new test schedule is - the second Wednesday of each month except July and August. Call beforehand to confirm the dates and times.

Registration: 6:00 pm  / Test fee: $15.00 / Walk-ins OK

Picture ID required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any.

Location:

Douglas County Courthouse 1036 SE Douglas Ave. Rm. 310 Roseburg, OR 97470

Questions?
Roseburg VE Team, Jim Rucker (WA6KHG), 541-496-2262, jrucker369@netzero.com

Bend

Exam Dates:
TBD

Call for appointment (No walk-ins) Must call for time. 

Location:

Deschutes Public Library 601 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703

Questions:
High Desert Amateur Radio Group, Joseph D. Barry K7SQ, 541-385-3152, joek7sq@gmail.com

Brookings

Exam Dates:
Typically the first Saturday of even numbered months.

Call beforehand to confirm the dates and times.

All exams are at 9:00a at the Brookings Library.

Questions?
Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club, Darwin Rasmussen (KA7GNK), 541-254-4644 or Bob Wilkinson (W7VN), 541-469-1815

Redding

Exam Dates:
Jan 18, 2020
Mar 21, 2020
May 16, 2020
Later dates are TBA.

Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins are not allowed). Pre-Registration is required. The deadline to pre-register is noon on the day prior to the exam.

Picture ID required, as well as copies of existing licenses, if any.

All candidates are asked to arrive early so that we can start testing by 10:00 AM.  We ask that you pre-register for the exams.  Space is limited.  Those who have pre-registered are guaranteed a spot at the exam session(s).

If you have not pre-registered, please arrive prior to 9:45 AM so that we can complete the necessary paperwork.

Location:

20055 Viking Way, Building 4 Redding, CA. 96001

Questions? Reservations:
Redding ARRL VE Team, Steve Mosconi (K6KS), sjmosconi@gmail.com

Crescent City

Exam Dates:
TBA (weekend license class & exam) Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location:
Crescent Fire Protection District
255 W. Washington Blvd.
Crescent City, CA  95531
Questions?

Del Norte Amateur Radio Club, Susan Stouffer (K6SLS),  707-487-2450, k6sls@yahoo.com

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