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)

Study Guides

Practice Tests - (free online exam practice tests)

https://youtu.be/n8RK1REvIpI   By Kathryn Sutton K8RYN



CW (Morse Code)


  • KE0OG (Tech Training Video)
  • KE4GKP (Tech Training Video)
  • W4EEY (Tech Training Video)


  • HamRadioExam (Apple/Andriod)

Next OARC License Study:

OARC License Study (via Zoom) >>> TECHNICIAN LEVEL (Wednesday Evenings - January 2022)

       OARC Zoom Class Link:  TBA

    NOTE: Instructors Needed (contact Justin Hall KB7LAK)    

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

VE Test Session: Wednesday 02 February 2022 @ 6 PM

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

Things you must know before you attend a VE Test Session: VE Prep (important)

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

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

More information posted below. All Covid-19 safety precautions observed!

Congratulations to those that successfully tested at the
06 October 2021 Ogden Weber County VE Test Session:
Day, Evan E. General KK7BGF W0GOP  
Gilmore, Timothy D. General KK7BGD    
Hart, Blake G. Tech KK7BGI    
Lay, Bryan K. Tech KK7BGE    
Lewis, Dustin R. Tech KK7BGJ    
Lyon, Katharine M. Tech KK7BGK    
Schill, Jason D. Tech KK7BGH    
Thompson, Michael R. Tech KK7BGG    



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

VE Co-Liaison - Gil Leonard NG7IL gil.ng7il@gmail.com

  VE IT Assistant - Jason Miles KE7IET            

Note: Walk-ins allowed

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 06 October 2021