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VE Testing


I’m Jerry Hart, W7KR. I’m the exam leader, and the team & I welcome you to our exam session. All we ask you to bring is:

  • 1. ID - Driver's license, passport, or some other picture ID.
  • 2. FRN (Federal Registration Number).
  • 3. $15.00 cash or check made out to ARRL.
  • 4. If upgrading, we need a copy of your Amateur Radio License.

Effective April 19 2022, Everyone taking an exam for a new license will be subject to a $35.00 fee to the FCC. (The exception to this is if you are under 18, the $35.00 FCC fee will be paid by the ARRL and they will only be charged $5.00 to take the Technician test. Under 18 will still have to pay $15.00 to upgrade their Technician license.)

Upon receipt of the completed application to the FCC, the FCC will show the application as "Pending". Please wait 3 days after your test session and then log onto the FCC web site with your FRN number and pay the $35 fee. You will have 10 days to pay. If not paid within the 10 day period, the FCC will dismiss your application and it will have to be resubmitted by the ARRL VEC. NOTE: (The $35 fee is for new Technician licenses)

We test the second Monday of every month except for December. Testing is conducted at:

Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management
1662 West Wyoming Ave
Hayden, ID. 83835
Time: 17:30 PT (5:30PM

Registration is required. Please email me with your name, email address, and the test element that you would like to take.

To learn more feel free to contact me on at or via telephone at 208-714-7649.

Want to operate a radio? You will need a license, and that's where we come in. Depending on the frequency band(s) you wish to operate we can help you get the license you need. New hams need to start with a Technician license. From there you can upgrade to General and even Extra class licenses.

You are also invited to our club meetings to learn more about Amateur Radio. Come on down!!!! The information about our club meetings can be found on this very website,

If you are unable to attend a local test session, you may now take your test online through GLAARG (Greater Los Angeles Amateur Group VEC). Go to their link at and locate a date and time that works for you. Follow the instructions and then select the "Register" button at the bottom. They will answer any questions that you may have.

Our VE Testing team is composed of:

Jerry Hart - W7KR

Boswell, David - N4APY
Hallock, Robert - K7TM
Nordstrom, Christopher - W7CFN
Rosie, Robert - W7GSV
Silk, Todd - AD7VB
Riley, Shannon - K7MUA

Hooper, Jerry - KA7RNX
Schaff, Robert - KM2D SK
Larry Telles - K6SPP SK