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Public License Exam Sessions

This page is a list of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) offering test sessions in the Pacific Division. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which issues amateur radio licenses, works through these VECs to provide exam sessions for those wishing to get a license, or upgrade to a higher class of License.

Don't yet have your license? Then you can call the ARRL's toll-free number -- 1-800-32-NEWHAM -- for helpful information!

If you would like to have your Test Sessions listed on this page, please e-mail the PDarrl Webmaster.

Folsom ARRL VE's
Affiliated with the ARRL VEC.
Folsom ARRL VEs 3rd Thurs of each month, 6 pm. No session July, Aug or Dec.
Location: TBD since Raley's closed their community room. Test sessions will resume when we find a free location near Folsom.
For information contact Mike Kirkland, NS6Q at

Silicon Valley Volunteer Examiner Group (SVVEG)
Affiliated with the ARRL VEC.
The Silicon Valley VE Group offers twice-monthly amateur radio license exams in the South Bay.
We’re a friendly bunch of hams dedicated to assisting you in getting your new license or upgrade
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Sunnyvale VEC
Test sessions throughout Northern California and Oregon, with a schedule posted on their website.
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Kaua'i ARC
Test sessions in Kapa'a, Kaua'i, with the scheduled dates posted on their website.
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Koolau Amateur Radio Club
Exams after every second KARC meeting in Kaneohe, Oahu. Contact Sid Sneidar, AH6HH, 261-7916 to coordinate your exam. Full Information and Oahu Testing Schedule with requirements on the website.

Henderson-Las Vegas, NV
1st Saturday of each month, 12 noon. Location: CCSN - Henderson campus: 700 College Drive; Henderson, NV. For information call Tim Hunt - WA6TNW - at 702-872-5268.
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Kern River Valley ARC (W6LI)
Test sessions at the Kern River Valley Veterans and Senior Citizens center in Lake Isabella, 3:00 - 4:30 PM on the 4th Saturday each month. All levels. Contact Phil Hedges, KN6RA, at 760-379-2947 for information.
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Kern County Central Valley ARC
Every 2nd Friday; testing will be in Room 3 at 1905 Wilson Rd. This is the Veteran's Hall located directly behind the South Bakersfield Kern County Library building.
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