Ham Classes and Testing

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Ham Exams

Study Materials
There are several strategies to prepare for the exam.
1. Buy the book from ARRL (http://www.arrl.org/ —see http://www.arrl.org/licensing-education-training).
2. Study online. See https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/ or http://www.hamtestonline.com/study.
3. Find a nearby class http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-class.

Exams and Nearby Classes
1. See http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session.

Nearby Clubs

Lincoln County
Exam sessions are regularly available in Lincoln City on the first Saturday of the month, and in Newport on the second Saturday. The Newport session is 9am at First Presbyterian Church, 227 NE 12th St. Bring photo ID, pen or pencil, $14, and either your Social Security Number or an FCC Registration Number (FRN). Here’s a walk through of the process if you wish to obtain an FRN in advance: http://blog.hamstudy.org/2014/07/fcc-registration-numbers/

Coos County


Free Spring Break ham radio license class

Free online ham radio technician licensing class.

Zoom-based class Monday-Thursday 0900-noon PDT

Online exam available on Friday @ 2:30 p.m. PDT through Anchorage ARC VEC.

I'm also a BSA merit badge counselor.

Open to all ages (including adults).

Contact Scott N7JI ars.n7ji@gmail.com if interested or with questions.
Please include name, email, and phone number for each applicant.

Anchorage VEC

Want to obtain or upgrade your ham license?
Current Covid rules restrict in person testing. Anchorage (AK) VEC has developed a remote testing process.
Click Here for access to the Anchorage VEC


Effective April 19, 2022, a $35 fee will apply to applications for a new Amateur Radio license, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call signs. This fee does not apply to administrative changes to existing licenses, such as a change of name or mailing address.

ARRL News | New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an Amateur Radio Licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.
“We are pleased that the FCC will not charge licensees the FCC application fee for license upgrade applications,” said ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. “While applicants for a new license will need to pay the $35 FCC application fee, there will be no FCC charge for future upgrades and administrative updates such as a change of mailing or email address. Most current licensees therefore will not be charged the new FCC application fee until they renew their license or apply for a new vanity call sign.”
ARRL previously reported that the new $35 application fee for Amateur Radio licenses will become effective on April 19, 2022. Further information and instructions about the FCC Application Fee are available from the ARRL VEC.