Testing Information

Getting a Ham Radio License

The FCC requires those who do amateur radio to pass a licensing exam. We have free, local, entry-level licensing classes on a regular basis to help you learn what you need to know for the test.

Amateur Radio License Classes

Entry-level (Technician) license: Thursdays 7-9pm, Sept 5-Oct 24, 2019 (8 sessions)
Registration deadline, August 15, 2019
Location: American Red Cross, 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401

Intermediate (General) license: Tuesdays 7-9pm, Sept 10-Oct 22, 2019 (7 sessions)
Registration deadline, August 20, 2019
Location: Eugene Police Department, 300 Country Club Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

Entry-level (Technician) license: Thursdays 7-9pm, Jan 9-Feb 27, 2020 (8 sessions)
Registration deadline, December 20, 2019
Location: American Red Cross, 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401

Intermediate (General) license: Tuesdays 7-9pm, Jan 14-Feb 25, 2020 (7 sessions)
Registration deadline, December 20, 2019
Location: Eugene Police Department, 300 Country Club Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

Cost: No cost for the class! License exam fee is $15 at exam time.
Technician class book: Ham Radio License Manual, 4th edition.  $30.  Spiral bound is $33.
General class book: General Class License Manual, 8th edition.  $33.
Each book is available from the following sources:
– “Matt” Dillon (If ordered early)
– Ham Radio Outlet, Portland store, 1-800-765-4267
– American Radio Relay League, www.arrl.org
– Amazon.com

Available Seats: 25 for Technician class, 12 for General class

Registration Contact: An email to the contact below with your phone # is your registration.

“Matt” Dillon W7ARD
439 Heywood Ave., Eugene, OR (Santa Clara area)
541-689-0640 w7ard@msn.com (preferred)

Testing Information

The Valley Radio Club of Oregon holds test sessions on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the American Red Cross, 440 E Broadway, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401. Below are the next three dates:

For more info about the VRC test sessions contact Riley at w7ril@arrl.net or call 541-345-2407

 

Testing Help

The ARRL has an exam practice, as does eHam.net

Extra Class formulas if you’re studying for your Extra exam.

Our VE Team

We have a wonderful testing team. If you’d like to join in helping and just passed or have your Extra Class license, go to becoming a VE !