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FCC Amateur Radio Exams for 2019
Prepared by SIERA (Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association) November 15, 2017
NOTE: Practice Exam links can be found in the Links portion of the SIERA website
The first link for Hamstudy.org is highly recommended.
*** Volunteer Examiners Needed ***
Click here for information about becoming a Volunteer Examiner (VE)
*** SPECIAL NOTICE - PLEASE READ - THERE ARE UPDATES FOR 2019 EXAMS ***
These session dates are for EXAM SESSIONS ONLY, THEY ARE NOT HAM-CRAM SESSIONS!!

The cost of ARRL VEC exam sessions is $15.00.

Each sponsor provides the necessary exam material for all license grades.

YOU MUST bring a "Reference Copy" or an "Offical Copy" of your license from the FCC or a CSCE.
This copy can be printed from the FCC ULS website and will be kept by the VE's along with your application form.

The FCC ULS system can be reached at
http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home

You can log-in with a password and print a copy that's water marked across the face "Official Copy"
or, without logging in, you can print a copy that's water marked "Reference Copy". Either is accepatble for our purposes.

Dates, time, and location are subject to change.
PLEASE confirm date and location information with "contact person" prior to going to an exam.

Sponsor Date Location Time
Comstock Radio   SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY or on demand  
SIERA Jan 19 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Feb 16 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Mar 16 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Apr 20 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA May 18 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Jun 15 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Jul 20 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Aug 17 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Sep 21 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Oct 19 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Nov 16 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Dec 21 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM

There are presently three groups giving the exams in this area. The groups, in alphabetical order of sponsor, are:
   
Sponsor: Comstock Amateur Radio Association
VEC: W5YI (FCC commercial license testing also given on request.)
Contact Person: Phil Wells - kl2p@charter.net, KL2P, (775) 841-4925
Where: To Be Determined
Starting Time: To Be Determined
Dates: NO SCHEDULED DATES, special events only or on demand. Contact Phil Wells for details.
   
Sponsor: SIERA
VEC: ARRL
Contact Person: Greg Moore - kg7dmi@arrl.net, KG7DMI, (775) 267-4606
Where: Fire Station 51 (Click here for map)
777 S. Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89705

Starting Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Dates: 3rd Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November
   
Sponsor: SNARS
VEC: ARRL
Contact Person: Bill I. Nichols - nn7k@arrl.net, NN7K, (775) 356-1527
Where: Regional Emergency Operations Center (Click here for map)
5195 Spectrum Blvd
Reno, Nevada 89512
Starting Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Dates: 3rd Saturday of February, April, June, August, October, & December