Salem Area Ham Radio Training


VE Sessions

Important Note to All!
Everyone attending a VE Session to either upgrade or earn an Amateur Radio License MUST have an FCC FRN number.  Please use this
FCC link to register and obtain your own FRN number, before coming to a test session.  (Remember to bring your FRN with you!)  Hams licensed within the last several years may already have an FRN number on your license printout.

Test sessions in Salem generally occur on the second Monday of even-numbered months. Upcoming Testing Sessions in Salem, OR and in Albany, OR are listed here:

 Date Time  Location 
June 10, 2019 7:00 PM Willamette University
Eaton Hall 106
August 12, 2019 7:00 PM Willamette University
Eaton Hall 106
October 14, 2019 7:00 PM Willamette University
Eaton Hall 106
December 9, 2019 7:00 PM Willamette University
Eaton Hall 106

Click here for a map to the Salem Airport Fire Station.

Click here for a map to Willamette University in Salem.

Click here for a map of the Willamette University campus.

Click here for list of other amateur radio testing sessions in Oregon.

Great news for former amateur radio licensees! If you held a General, Advanced, or Extra class amateur radio license in the past, you can receive credit! For required proof of licensing, and other details, please refer to this ARRL webpage and bring the required paperwork to any VE session!

Here is what you will need for a test session:

  • $5 fee (cash or check made to "GLAARG")

  • If licensed, a copy of your Amateur Radio License.

  • Photo ID

  • FCC FRN Number Click here to get one!

  • Pens

    Please feel free to drop-in to any VE session. There is no need to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

    What to expect at a VE Test Session

    When you arrive, you'll be greeted by one of our VEs who will ask to see your photo ID and sign you into the test session.  You will be given a manila folder containing all the paperwork you'll need, including the Form 605 and the answer sheet.  You may go ahead and fill out Section 1 of the 605.  Please keep all your paperwork in your manila folder, including the copies you have brought to the session.

    Once all the candidates have arrived, you will be asked to put away any study materials you have brought and the VE in charge will give you your test.  There is no pressure to finish quickly, so take your time.

    Don't rush through it!

    Once you have finished, please check your answers for accuracy and then place all your materials, including the test itself, into the manila folder and hand it to the VEs.  They will score your test and report the results to you.  We are not able to tell you which questions you missed, only your final score.  When you pass, you will be given a Certificate of Succesful Completion (CSCE) as your record of passing!  Any new license or upgrade should appear on the FCC ULS system withing 7 - 10 days.

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