Ham Radio license Testing

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Amateur Radio License Classes and Testing

Amateur Radio Licensing Classes

Several of SANDARC's Member Clubs offer Amateur Radio licensing classes during the year. Check club web sites to see where and when the next class will be held. Also, check SANDARC's "Events" page on this web site for any class information.

In addition, licensing classes are offered in the San Diego area by J. Goldberg, AF6GM.

Taking Your License Test

SANDARC's Volunteer Examiner service (VE) offers testing for all FCC Amateur Radio licenses almost every Saturday of the year.
Our Volunteer Examiners are local hams who dedicate their time and expertise to ensure that the testing process fully complies with FCC regulations and procedures.

SANDARC's testing sites are located in the North County (Escondido), South County (Bonita), East County (El Cajon) and Central San Diego (North Park). Please consult the schedule listings below for dates and locations.

The testing process begins at 9:00AM, with the last test starting at 10:15AM.
It is preferred that applicants phone or email ahead for reservations at least seven days prior to the test date. Walk-ins may be accepted at most test sites, if the workload is light and space is available.

The Bonita location does not have testing on the 4th Saturday in November or December.
The testing locations at LDS facilities (Bonita and Escondido) request that you do not bring tobacco products, tea or coffee onto the property.

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

El Cajon Lutheran Church
(Rear building)
867 South Lincoln
El Cajon, CA
Exams begin at 9 :00 AM
VE Team Leader: Jerry Madsen KI6PLH
(619) 766-9177
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SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
****ARRL TESTING ****
Carlsbad Safety Center
2650 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010
9:00 AM
ARRL VE Team Leader: Assi Friedman KK7KX
Please note that ARRL VE testing is a separate entity from SANDARC VE. ARRL VE charges a $15 fee (versus SANDARC's $5 fee) and may have different requirements to take a test.

THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
North Park Recreation Center.
4044 Idaho Street
San Diego, CA
Exams begin at 9:00 AM
VE Team Leader: John Wright K6CPO
(619) 517-6865 Prefers email contact.
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FOURTH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

LDS Church
3737 Valley Vista Way
Bonita, CA 91902
Exams begin at 9:00 AM
VE Team Leader: John Wright K6CPO
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(619) 517-6865 Email contact preferred.

This location requests that you do not bring tobacco products, coffee or tea onto the property.

Testing sessions are not held at this location in November or December.

LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
LDS Stake Center
2255 Felicita road
Escondido, CA
Exams begin at 9:00 AM
VE Team Leader: Harry Hodges W6YOO
(760) 741-2560
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Special Exam Requests: If you are unable to attend one of the Saturday exam sessions due to a disability or other issue or if your club or organization wants to take an exam as a group, contact Greg Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bill Hays at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if arrangements can be made for a special exam session.

To take a test at any of the SANDARC testing sites, you will need to bring the following with you. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not have the proper documents and materials, as listed here, you will not be allowed to take a test. Click here for a printable check list with this information.

The Form 605 MUST have your FCC Registration Number (FRN) in the appropriate box on the form.

  • $5.00 cash, exact change. NOTE: The exam fee will increase to $10.00 on February 1, 2016.
  • Two Number 2 or Number 3 sharpened pencils with erasers and one pen with black ink. Pencils are for the test, the pen is for forms to be signed.
Source: sandarc.org
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