VE Sessions

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What is Amateur Radio?

Amateur radio, often called Ham Radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called "hams" use various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training.

Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide) wireless communications with each other and are able to support their communities with emergency and disaster communications if necessary.

What is a VE session?

Volunteer Examiners (VEs) are US licensed Radio Amateurs holding a General Class license or higher, who offer their time to administer the FCC licensing exams through a FCC authorized Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) organization.

A VE session is an exam session for those who want to obtain and/or upgrade their Amateur radio license.

VE sessions calendar:

ARC squared run a VE session on the first Tuesday of every month. For the year 2020, here is our schedule:

Month Date Day Time Notes
January 7 Tuesday Cancelled
February 4 Tuesday 07:00pm
March 3 Tuesday 07:00pm
April 7 Tuesday Cancelled
May 5 Tuesday Cancelled
June 2 Tuesday 07:00pm
July 7 Tuesday 07:00pm
August 4 Tuesday 07:00pm
September 1 Tuesday 07:00pm Week before labor day
October 6 Tuesday 07:00pm
November 3 Tuesday 07:00pm Election day
December 1 Tuesday 07:00pm

Important notes:

ID requirements
How to get FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN)
What to bring to an exam session

Contact info:

Bill Kelly
(201) 615-8132 (leave message)
Walk-ins are welcome, but please contact us so we know you are coming.


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