Idaho Amateur Radio VEC Testing all classes pocatello idaho ARRL VE team Extra class, General Class, Technician Class ham exams amateur radio exams testing
Location: Room 317 T&T Building , THIS IS the building we have our club meetings in,, Here's a picture link: how to get there LINK
if you have questions contact Mike, Phone (208) 904-4925... FYI, room 317 is on the ground floor
Now in Effect: The FCC has a $35 fee to get your FIRST license, NOT UPGRADES.. You need to pay $15 to take the test. The $35 fee will NOT, and can not be paid at the test. The $35 fee NEEDS to be paid within 10 days of the test to the FCC. The FCC will email the the person passing his/her test. An email with instructions on how to pay?? If you don't pay , lets just say too bad, so be ready. We are not sure if they take credit cards, bank transfers, thing like bitcoin or paypal ??? Now there are some Youth programs being promoted by the ARRL, so if you are 18 years old or less, you may only pay $5 at the test session and the ARRL will pay your (one time) fee of $35. for more info about this, go to the bottom of the page ........
Testing starts at 1pm . Don't be late..
There will be VE's on hand starting at 12:45 to answer questions.
Please try to be on time as the testing room is only available for
a limited amount of time and we need to start promptly at 1PM sharp.
all testing will be completed by 3:30 PM ...so the VE team can finish grading the tests and complete
the paperwork. We must be out of the room by 4:00 PM.
(see addendum # 1 below)
All necessary FCC forms will be provided at the test
If you are testing for your
first license, you NEED TO BRING items
Government Photo Identification, A Drivers license, Passport,
The Test fee is $15, The exact amount is best.
FIRST TIME TESTERS. (this needs
to be done in advance, very important)
licensed Amateur that are
Highly unlikely, BUT
still confused, contact
addendum #1 No pre-registration is required, EXCEPT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PERSONS... Mike Vaughn (the VEC) must be notified at least 1 week before the test date for Special Needs Candidates so that VE’s can be arranged to accommodate the candidate,
Extra instructions: Only the people being tested and the VE team members will be allowed in the test room. The test will run from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. By 3:30 PM all test materials will be gathered and the paperwork will be completed. If any candidate is not finished with their test by 3:30 PM, the testing material will be gathered and graded whether the candidate is finished or not. There will be no exceptions to these rules. All of the VE’s are giving their time and I will not ask them to stay longer than 4:00 PM. Mike Vaughn WB7DNU email@example.com
FYI: If you fail any test element,
to retake that
element costs another $15.
FYI: Calculators are allowed except those that remember formula's in the memories.
NOTE! all similar electronic devices may NOT be used.
SB QST @ ARL $ARLB011 ARLB011 New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades ZCZC AG11 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 11 ARLB011 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 5, 2022 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB011 ARLB011 New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade amateur radio licensee's operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022. "We are pleased that the FCC will not charge licensees the FCC application fee for license upgrade applications," said ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. "While applicants for a new license will need to pay the $35 FCC application fee, there will be no FCC charge for future upgrades and administrative updates, such as a change of mailing or email address. Most current licensees, therefore, will not be charged the new FCC application fee until they renew their license or apply for a vanity call sign." ARRL previously reported that the new $35 application fee for amateur radio licenses will become effective on April 19, 2022. Further information and instructions about the FCC Application Fee are available from the ARRL VEC page at, https://www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee . NNNN IF your less than 18 years old, read this
ARRL Youth Licensing Grant Program, in effect since April 19, 2022, will cover
$35 application fee for new amateur radio license candidates younger than 18 years old for tests
administered under the ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) program.
"We are thrilled that we are able to provide this opportunity to our youth candidates,"
said ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM.
The $35 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) application
fee will be reimbursed after the
ARRL VEC receives the completed reimbursement form and after the new license has been issued.
The reimbursement check will be mailed to the fee payer. Also, candidates younger than 18 years old
would pay a reduced exam session fee of $5 to the ARRL VEC team at the time of the exam. The $5 fee
is for all candidates under the age of 18, regardless of the exam level taken. Proof of under 18 status is
required at the session.
The ARRL Board approved the Youth Licensing Grant Program at
its July 2021 meeting in Hartford, Connecticut,
expanding on the scope of the original motion proposed by ARRL Southeastern Division Director Mickey Baker, N4MB.
The Board believes the recruitment and training of young
amateur radio operators is a necessary and proper mission
of the ARRL and subsidization of the $35 fee will reduce the number of new amateurs that would otherwise be lost
from these groups. Initially the new program would serve up to 1,000 new license applicants under 18 years old. The
program length is indefinite; it may be renewed or terminated by the Administration and Finance Committee or by the Board of Directors.
Visit the ARRL website for the program instructions and reimbursement form at www.arrl.org/youth-licensing-grant-program.