||The volunteer examiner program came into being as a result of several factors. Primarily due to budget cutbacks, the federal government decided to remove itself from the administration of most categories of radio license examinations. On September 13, 1982, public law 97-259 was enacted which amended the Communications Act of 1934 to permit the FCC to accept the services of private individuals and organizations acting to prepare and administer examinations for applicants wishing to obtain (or upgrade) an Amateur Radio license. Approximately one month after this legislation became law, the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) filed a petition requesting that only non-profit educational organizations be allowed to participate in the program.|
|ilicon Valley VE Group
||The Silicon Valley Volunteer Examiner (VE) Group is an organization of South Bay radio amateurs affiliated with the ARRL VEC. Our goal, first and foremost, is to give you an opportunity to earn your amateur radio license or upgrade. We offer Technician, General, and Extra class exams to amateur radio newcomers and old hands alike.|
||Lots of information for wantabe amateur radio operators|
|Getting an FCC Registration Number (FRN) in the Universal Licensing System (ULS)
||This article provides information on getting an FCC Registration Number (FRN). You need an FRN if you are “doing business with the FCC.” To get an FRN, you need to complete FCC Form 160. The easiest way to complete FCC Form 160 is online by following the steps below.|
|FCC License Search
||The main FCC page to do license lookups of all types.|
||Written by Scott A. Mercer (KI6SEJ)
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 20:42
BAEARS is an Amateur Radio club in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides classes and testing for those interested in getting their Amateur Radio license or in upgrading their existing license.
We hold three to four sessions per year, depending on interest and classroom availability. Generally, the sessions range between 75 and 100 participants.
Our method was developed by John Portune, W6NBC, in 1995 to improve the percentage of people passing the exam. See John’s website at http://w6nbc.com/ for information on the design and results from this learning system. We have helped approximately ~3900 people obtain their radio licenses since we began these sessions.|
|Anchorage Amateur Radio Club
||The Anchorage Amateur Radio Club(AARC), call sign KL7AA was organized in 1947, and we have over 150 members. We invite anyone with an interest in amateur radio or public service to contact us. The AARC is dedicated to public service and public safety. AARC also provides auxiliary communications and training to any group or civil authority.
As you may know, the club continues to be busy with outfitting/configuring the Radio Science and Operations Center (RSOC), operating several area analog voice repeaters as well as a DMR repeater, APRS Gateways, Winlink Gateways, a satellite system, a high-speed mesh network, and much more. We support emergency communications through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and operate as a SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) station in direct support of the State of Alaska Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) as well as the Civil Air Patrol on HF and VHF. Membership dues are $20 per calendar year and are accepted by credit card or PayPal.|
|AA7HW VE Team
||A dedicated group of VEs working with remote testing|