CVARS WA7UHD

CVARS
The Chehalis Valley
Amateur Radio Society
WA7UHD
A 501(c)(3) Corporation

ARRL special service club




Check out this ARRL web site for information about Amateur Radio and how to get started.

The question pools can be found at:
Technician (7/2018-6/2022) 
General Class (7/2019-6/2023) 
Extra Class (7/2016-6/2020) 

Helpful instruction and study guides can be found at:
 ARRL'sShared Resources for Instruction and Study Guides 
 N7CFO's Western Washington Amateur RadioClasses and Exam Sessions
 Olympia Amateur Radio Society's Exam SiteMain Page;
     Second Page includes links to question pools and study guides.

Morse code is not required for any USA Amateur Radio license, but can be fun to learn. A Microsoft® Windows® program that helps to learn morse code can be found at:www.justlearnmorsecode.com.  A web site that offers morse code practice is at: lcwo.net Another site at: aa9pw.com/morsecode also has practice for Technician, General and Extra license exams. There are apps for smart phones/tablets/etc. Check out your app store for details.


Technician Amateur Radio License Classes

Day Date Time (PT) Location Contact
2019
Sat Nov 6  2 PM Immanuel Luthern Church
1209 Scheuber Rd N; Centralia, WA
 Jim Pace 
2020
Mon Jan 13
– Mar 2
 6 – 9 PM Mossyrock Community Center
219 E State St; Mossyrock, WA
 Dale Tongue  New (12/06/2019)

Tue Jan 14
– Feb 4
 7 – 9 PM Boistfort Fire Department
997 Boistfort Rd; Curtis, WA
 George Katzenberger  New (11/29/2019)
Study books may be borrowed from the instructor. Please email
George Katzenberger (k8vu@yahoo.com) if you plan to attend.

Amateur Radio License Testing

Day   Date   Time (PT)         Location                  Contact         
  2020  
Tue Feb 11  7:00 PM Boistfort Fire Department
997 Boistfort Road; Curtis, WA
 George Katzenberger 
  On exam day bring the following items:  
  1. One legal photo ID (identification):
  2. If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
  3. Students/minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the above items if a legal guardian presents their photo ID; otherwise two non-photo IDs are required.
  4. Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN); VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the FCC's registration instructions page. Please note that some exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application. Check with your local exam team before exam day.
  5. If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The photocopy(s) will not be returned.
    Instructions on how to obtain an official FCC license copy are on the ARRL Obtain License Copy web page.
  6. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
  7. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used.
  8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). Check the ARRL VEC’s current exam fees web site.
    The ARRL VEC Exam Fee for 2019 is $15.00 (for one attempt at all three license elements). If a candidate fails an element at an exam session and wants to re-test for the same element, an additional fee will be required.

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