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FCC Amateur Radio Exams for 2020
Prepared by SIERA (Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association) December 22, 2019
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)
 
*** PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL TESTING COORDINATOR FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS RESTRICTIONS ***
SIERA FCC exams have been cancelled for May
 
*** SPECIAL NOTICE - PLEASE READ - THESE ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIERA 2020 EXAMS ONLY ***
Please contact the SNARS or Comstock Radio contact person for any special instructions for exams held by those organizations.
Contact Info and Exam schedules for those organizations have been included below for you convenience.
PLEASE NOTE: These session dates are for EXAM SESSIONS ONLY, THEY ARE NOT HAM-CRAM SESSIONS!!
When: 9:00 AM Saturday; January 18, March 21, May 16, July 18, Sept 19 and Nov 21. (3rd Saturday of odd numbered months.)
Where: Fire Station 51
777 S. Stewart Street
Carson city, Nevada
Parking an entry are on the back side by the fire museul.
What you need: A photo ID, $15.00 cash or personal Check (We don't take Credit Cards), and a copy of your current license if you are uprading (a Reference copy fom the FCC web site is acceptable, it doesn't have to be the Official copy). See link to connect to the FCC ULS below.
Contact: Please contact Greg at KG7D@arrl.net so we can prepare for the correct amount of candidates, or with any question you might have. Please let Greg know you heard about the exam on the SIERA web site.
Additional Information: If you would like to stay after you have completed the exam session, we have a question and answer session. Our experienced VE's will assist you with whatever questions you might have about getting started with ham radio or any other part of ham radio. If you've purchased a new radio and need help programming it, Bring it! We will gladly assist you in learning how to program it. If someone is ready to take the test, and needs to take the exam while it's fresh in their mind, please contact Greg, he might be able to arrange a special session.
FCC ULS System: 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.

FCC License Exam Schedule
Sponsor Date Location Time
Comstock Radio   SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY or on demand  
SIERA Jan 18 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Feb 15 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Mar 21 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Apr 18 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA May 16 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City    ***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS***  9:00 AM
SNARS Jun 20 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Jul 18 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Aug 15 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Sep 19 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Oct 10 Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno  9:00 AM
SIERA Nov 21 Fire Station 51, 777 S. Stewart St, Carson City  9:00 AM
SNARS Dec 12 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 - KG7D@arrl.net
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, and 2nd Saturday of October & December

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