• Exam Sessions


    The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club has established a regular ham license exam session. Our VE liaison, Jim K7EOG has secured a semi-permanent home, and we have a session on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. It's at the Honor Health Medical Office Building, 19841 N 27th Ave in Phoenix. Because of limited seating, signups are necessary--send email to ve@w7tbc.org for details.

    When you are ready to take an exam for an Amateur Radio license, there are Volunteer Examiners available to assist you. Each applicant will need to bring:

    • a picture ID (some test sessions may require two forms of identification)
    • your original license (if you have one)
    • certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCEs) (if you are upgrading license class using prior CSCEs)
    • a photocopy of your license and any CSCEs you will use to upgrade
    • the required test fee (TBARC is free, but other testing sessions may charge about $15).
    • your FCC Registration Number (FRN) or social security number (SSN)



    PLEASE NOTE: Dates, times, and locations may change. Get in touch with the test session contact to confirm information and appropriate fee.

    In addition to TBARC, you can test in other places.


    Online resources:
    look for a Laurel team near you (no charge testing)
    search for ARRL exam sessions ($15).


    Arizona Amateur Radio Club (AARC)

    Arizona Amateur Radio Club (AARC) holds license examination sessions on the 4th Saturday of the month from September through May. The testing sessions are held at 7 PM at the American Red Cross Building, 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway (I-17), East side, just North of Bethany Home Road. Candidates must make arrangement at least 24 hours in advance to gain entrance to the facility. If you are interested in being tested, please contact Gary, K7GH, at 602-996-8148 or George, KQ7C at 602-274-6212.


    Amateur Radio Exam Scheduled at DeVry University

    Amateur Radio examinations routinely sponsored by DeVry Amateur Radio Club and West Valley Amateur Radio Club will again hold VE Testing at DeVry University. To prepare yourself for the exam, David recommends the following: Take at least 20 practice tests on QRZ.com to make sure that you are ready.

    Please check the exam schedule at the WestValleyArc Website.

    Contact David Morrill, N7TWT Liaison/Manager if you need more details. (623) 925-0680 Email: n7twt@arrl.net. VEC: ARRL/VEC AZ Desert Chapter 10-10


    International and the Superstition ARC

    The AZ Desert Chapter 10-10 International and the Superstition ARC hold VE Testing sessions on the third Monday of every month at Mesa Cities Utilities Offices, 640 N. Mesa Drive, Mesa with registration starting at 6:00 PM. Contact Steve Gurley at 480-804-1469.


    Boy Scout Troop 127

    The Boy Scout Troop 127 holds VE Testing sessions at 8 :00 PM on the third Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier School, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Contact John Kelly, 602-264-6854 for further information.