Volunteer Exam VE. This web page includes information for applicants who wish to take their Ham Radio license examination. We provide testing services as a public service for the Amateur Radio community.
There are so many unanswered questions for the new HAM enthusiast. This is true, but good luck figuring out a HAM radio, without the internet to help you. Otherwise you may be stuck using a CB for your comms.
Before you go on air, you need to be licensed and know the rules. Many individuals prepare for an exam session using self-study license manuals and online practice exams. From time to time, license preparation courses are offered that cover the exam material over several weeks.
The only restriction is that non-US Citizens cannot be a representative of a foreign government. If you are in the U. If you are looking for some help getting started or finding an exam, feel free to contact us for help finding an exam session near you.
Only those questions that are found in the pool are permitted to be used on exams. The question pools are publicly available, and you can access them directly on the web. The questions are prepared and approved for use by a national committee made up of representatives from all the VECs, or Volunteer Examiner Coordinators, nationwide.
Here is a video explaining a little more about the hobby, and how to get started by getting a Foundation licence:. Hopefully, this page has given you a feel for the process and how to get started. You can learn from reading the book or taking online courses, but many prefer to learn with a local amateur radio club.
So what are you waiting for? Download it below and give it a try! Traditionally, amateur radio operators were issued two separate authorizations; an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate and a radio station licence. The Amateur Radio Operator Certificate was issued for life and had no fee associated with it, while the radio station licence was issued on a yearly basis and a licence renewal fee was charged.
Basic study questions Choose a basic category of study questions or search by question. Requires login. Print all basic questions Print a full set of all possible questions for the basic level available in PDF format.
Home Page. With the elimination of the Morse Code requirement, there is no reason not to upgrade your license to the highest level to obtain all privileges! Amateur Radio License exams are composed of questions from a pool. Use this application prior to taking your exam to study all possible questions.