There are many area clubs/groups here in Upstate NY that do training and VE license exams on a fairly regular basis. Check out the list of Upstate NY clubs by scrolling down on the right side toolbar on our website(www.UpstateHam.com).
We will try to keep an updated list of exams and training going here:
The Liverpool Amateur Repeater Club conducts VE test sessions on the 4th Thursday of each month (except July & August) at the North Syracuse Community Center. Testing starts at 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome. All exam elements are offered. If you plan to attend please bring two ID’s (one photo), a copy of your license or CSCE if you have one, and a black pen.
The cost to take the exam is $15. If you pass you can continue on to the
next level at no charge. Any re-takes cost another $15. Calculators are permitted. Cell phone/Smartphone calculator apps are not allowed. Contact Al May with any questions at 633-9280(before 9pm) or email@example.com.
LARC will also be sponsoring other licensing courses in preparation for the FCC Amateur Radio - Licenses , contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Albany area team; Hams-that-Care provides quarterly licensing training. Capital Area Radio Enthusiasts (CARE) Group provides weekend Technician Courses four times a year. Learn more at: http://hamsthatcare.com/
Binghamton/Broome County: If anyone wants VE testing in the Broome county region, VE sessions are held the last Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Vestal Public Library, 320 Vestal Parkway East (Route 434) except when the Library is closed. Contact Norman email@example.com for details. There is no test session in July; in May the test is the Monday before memorial day.
- The Bear Bait Radio Club (Syracuse) is conducts Amateur Radio Technician Classes and VE test sessions at the Clay Highway Building at 4483 RT. 31, Clay NY.
Next Technician class will will be April., 27-28, 2019, 8am-5pm at the Clay Highway Building at 4483 RT 31 in Clay. No charge for the class, open VE testing will be held immediately after the last class. Contact Scott WA2DTN at 315.247. 8525 to register.
The BBRC web page is experiencing problems at this time, so the REGISTER link won't steer to the right Google form. In the meantime, please use this link instead:
The registration link is at the bottom of the listing. The class will be April 21&22, 8am-5pm at the Clay Historical Park, RT 31 in Clay. No charge for the class, open VE testing will be held immediately after the last class.
The East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association will sponsor an FCC amateur license exam session in January at the East Greenbush Community Library. The date is to be announced.
For more information contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website exam link: https://www.egara.club/ve-exams-sessions
Website classes link: https://www.egara.club/licensing-classes
- Keuka Lake ARA will be holding VE exam sessions in Bath NY for 2017.
2017 Exam schedule: http://www.klara.us/ExamSchedule2017.pdf
- Madison-Oneida Amateur Radio Club (MOARC) sponsors monthly classes in Verona NY. VE sessions are given at the Madison-Oneida BOCES on the third Friday of every month at 7PM. Contact Leonard Popyack; WF2V at 315-853-8974
- Ontario County - Squaw Island ARC (SIARC) and Ontario County ARES/RACES Volunteer Examiner Team is proud to be a part of the Laurel-VEC and holds Amateur Radio Exam Sessions on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month (see schedule below).Walk-in applicants are welcome and the site is handicapped accessible.
We would be happy to schedule special group exam sessions to accommodate amateur radio classes.
Rochester NY - Rochester Amateur Radio Association (RARA) - has VE testing sessions on a regualr basis:
RRRA (Rochester Radio Repeater Association) will be conducting license exams on Friday, July 19, 2019 in the basement of Pittsford Town Hall,
11 S. Main St, Pittsford, NY at 7:30 PM. For information, please contact Ed Wilkonski, 585-265-4167
Rochester RARA exams: http://www.rochesterham.org/LicTesting.htm
RRRA (Rochester Radio Repeater Association) will be conducting license exams on Friday, July 19, 2019 in the basement of Pittsford Town Hall, 11 S. Main St, Pittsford, NY at 7:30 PM. For information, please contact Ed Wilkonski, 585-265-4167
Ithaca NY, Tompkins County Amateur Radio Assoc. (TCARA)- 2018-19 VE Exams, (see web-site) at the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response, 92 Brown Road, near the Ithaca Airport.
November 26, 2018 Monday 7:00pm at Department of Emergency Response (DOER) 92 Brown rd. Lansing NY.
January 21, 2019 Monday 7:00pm at DOER, 92 Brown rd.
March 18, 2019 Monday 7:00pm at DOER, 92 Brown rd.
August 3, 2019 Saturday 9:00am at Hamfest at Trumansburg Fairgrounds
November 18,2019 Monday 7:00pm at the DOER, 92 Brown rd. Lansing NY.
Please bring signed copy of license if you have one, social security number or FRN if you don't.
Also two forms of ID, (one with a photo), $14 cash preferred, pen and pencil.
For further information call 607-257-6066 or email NE2T@ARRL.NET
- Doug Reid , NE2T
more TACAR info at; http://tcara-ny.org/
Buffalo/East Aurora - Technician Level HAM RADIO Classes (WNY). Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) Location: Empact America, 7615 Seneca Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. More details at: http://empactamerica.org/ham/
- Genesee Valley Amateur Radio Association (Avon)
Next Testing May 21st 2017 - 5:30pm - Room 205 Livingston Co. Govt. Center Geneseo
Next Meeting May 21st 2017 - 6:30pm - Room 205 Livingston Co. Govt. Center Geneseo
Email email@example.com for details.
A few web sites for getting started or help in upgrading your Amateur Radio license:
Web sites with practice exams: