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.

Testing Information

The Valley Radio Club of Oregon holds socially distanced test sessions on the second Friday of the month at 7:00 pm at Norkenzie Christian Church at 2530 Crescent Ave., Eugene, Oregon.

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

Exam Poster

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 (Volunteer Examiner) 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 !

Amateur Radio License Classes

Online Technician license class October 9-10. 2021
8 am to 4 p.m. Saturday (PDT)
8 am to 12 p.m. Sunday (PDT)
Instruction will be via Zoom with a testing opportunity at the end.

The book we are using is FREE! (No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide)
The class is FREE! (Exam costs $15)
The license is free (until the FCC starts collecting $35 per application sometime this year).

Location: via Zoom
Registration Contact: Scott Rosenfeld
ph: 541-684-9970
email: ars.n7ji@gmail.com

(Below are past classes.)

Entry-level (Technician) license: Thursdays 7-9pm, April 2-May 21, 2020 (8 sessions)
Registration deadline, March 20, 2020

Location: American Red Cross, 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401

Intermediate (General) license: Tuesdays 7-9pm, April 7-May 19, 2020 (7 sessions)
Registration deadline, March 20, 2020

Location: Eugene Police Department, 300 Country Club Rd, Eugene, OR 97401

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)