Licensing Classes & OARC VE Test Sessions

VE test sessions are your opportunity to become a ham, or upgrade your current license. Exam sessions are held in Ogden every few months, usually the first Wednesday in February, June, and October. Other sessions are held often in the region. It is possible to find a test session every month somewhere in northern Utah or southeastern Idaho. 



Amateur Radio Training Aids

How To Become A Ham ... It Might Be Easier Than You Think!  (revised Jan 2020)

ARRL Learning Center - "Ask Dave"

Study Guides

Practice Tests - (free online exam practice tests)


CW (Morse Code)


  • HamRadioExam (Apple/Andriod)


  • KE0OG (Tech Training Video)

  • KE4GKP (Tech Training Video)

  • W4EEY (Tech Training Video)

  • K8RYN (HamStudy.org prompter)


VE Testing - online



Next OARC 'Tech' Class License Study Session (via Zoom) >>> Next Class = TBA 

    ZOOM meetings will start early for questions at 6:30 PM, Class will run from 7 PM thru 9 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting: TBA   

Meeting ID: TBA,  Passcode: TBA

    No pre-enrollment required. However if you desire or have any questions, send an email to w7su@arrl.net with subject = "class".

Note: A special VE Test Session will follow each licensing study class (see below)

Optional lesson manual text book: Stu Turner W0STU "HamRadioSchool.com Technician License Course"  (buy online at Amazon.com)

Optional lesson manual text book: Stu Turner W0STU "HamRadioSchool.com General License Course" (buy online at Amazon.com)

Note: Free online learning media at: www.HamRadioSchool.com

Lesson Manual: Stu Turner - HamRadioSchool.com - Tech License Course

Lesson Manual: Stu Turner - HamRadioSchool.com - General License Course

Good things to know! Tech Pool ErrataGeneral Pool Final ReleaseExtra Pool ErrataLicense Pool Test Stats


VP - Justin Hall KB7LAK

Next OARC Weber County VE Test Session

next VE Test SessionWednesday 04 October 2023 @ 6PM

Location: Utah Military Academy (5120 S 1050 W, Riverdale UT 84405)  MAP

NOTE: Things you must know before you attend a VE Test Session: Oct 2023 VE Test - pre-Register (important)  

Consider Becoming a Volunteer Examiner - AA7HW

Exam sessions are usually held the first Wednesday in February, June, and October.

Location: Utah Military Academy - 5120 S 1050 W Riverdale UT 84405



Congratulations to those who successfully tested
at the OARC - OCTOBER 2023 VE TEST Session



VE Liaison - Rick Morrison W7RIK w7rik@arrl.net (801-791-9364) 

 VE Co-Liaison - tba

  VE IT Assistant - Jason Miles KE7IET            

Note: Walk-ins Not allowed. See pre-Registration link above.

Cost: $14.00
Bring: Two forms of ID, one of which must be a picture ID.
For "Upgrades" bring current license and a copy of current license, and any CSCE's.

The test fee is charged just once, no matter whether you take any one, two, or all three test elements.
Re-tests of an element failed at the same test session will require payment of an additional test fee.

Most calculators are allowed. Calculator memories must be cleared before use.


Upcoming ARRL VEC-listed sessions within 100 miles of Ogden.

Renew your license for free here: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/

The renewal process is described in a bit of detail on this page:

Updated 26 October 2022