The Volunteer Examiner (VE) team conducts amateur radio license testing through the ARRL VEC (Amateur Radio Relay League Volunteer Examination Coordinator) organization. All of the team’s VEs are licensed hams, accredited by ARRL VEC. The team offers Technician, General, and Amateur Extra exams at each test session.
License Testing Dates for 2023
We expect to be testing at:
Leon Valley Public Library,
6425 Evers RD
Leon Valley, TX 78238
|February 25, 2023||August 26, 2023|
|April 22, 2023||October 28, 2023|
|June 17, 2023 ( Radio Fiesta Schertz, Tx)||June 24, 2023 (Field Day)|
Pre-register at HamTest@w5sc.org . If you plan to test, be sure to pre-register.
We also will have a VE session at 1:30 PM Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2023, inside at:
Schertz Civic Center1400 Schertz Pkwy, Schertz, TX 78154
Please contact HamTest@w5sc.org for more information and to pre-register for the session. Pre-registration is required
|Alternative testing location|
|Location: The Country Church|
1005 W FM 78 Building #6
subject to change call ahead!!
Marion TX 78124-2079
|Contact: Estevan ‘Red’. Salas|
|Every 1st Saturday of the month||Special testing days upon request|
|Please download and fill out top of Form 605||https://w5sc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Form-605.pdf|
New applicants will pay the $15 exam session fee to the ARRL VE team as usual, and pay the $35 application fee directly to the FCC by using the CORES Payer FRN System (easier to use but will only be available temporarily) or the CORES FRN Registration system (CORES – Login). CORES payment system information.
NEW: YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Any individual under the age of 18 takes, be it a new exam, a re-test or an upgrade, will only cost $5 each.
Youth under the age of 18 should bring proof of age, like a birth certificate or, if they are old enough, a drivers license. That will allow them to pay a lower session fee for their exam, and possibly participate in getting reimbursement on their $35 FCC application fee.
Youth without a government-issued photo ID need two documents for identification. Suitable documents include a school report card, birth certificate, and a Social Security card.
For more information