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).
For the latest pleas check the ARRL web page at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session
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 next VE test session on Sat. July 10th, 2021 starting at 9am
....you must pre-register for the course.
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) conducts Amateur Radio Technician Classes and VE test sessions at the Clay Highway Building at 4483 RT. 31, Clay NY.
The next Technician class will will be April 22nd & 23rd 2022, 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 for a nominal fee of $14. Contact Scott WA2DTN at 315-247-8524 or by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or go to ARRL web site to sign up and register.
More information on the club website: www.bearbaitradioclub.com
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: email@example.com
Website exam link: https://www.egara.club/ve-exams-sessions
Website classes link: https://www.egara.club/licensing-classes
The Fulton Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a Technician Licensing Class on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 7 PM to 9 PM, and run thru Tuesday, May 10, with the test being Tuesday May 1.
Contact Rick Boutell; WA2LBE at 315-963-3814
- Keuka Lake ARA will be holding VE exam sessions in Bath NY for 2019.
2019 Technician Class and Exam on Staurday 9/14/19 : http://www.klara.us/
- 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.
Please Visit :http://www.siarc.us/vec/vec.html for more information and directions to the testing facility.
Rochester NY :
Rochester Amateur Radio Association (RARA) - has VE testing sessions on a regualr basis:
Rochester RARA courses/exams: http://www.rochesterham.org/LicCourses.htm
Rochester RARA exams: http://www.rochesterham.org/LicTesting.htm
RRRA (Rochester Radio Repeater Association) will be conducting license exams on Friday, December 20, 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
Rome NY - Rome Radio Club - VE Exams are held at the Griffiss Institute located at 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome NY, on the second Tuesday of every month at 19:00 local time (7:00PM). see: https://www.romeradioclub.com/?page_id=23 for more information
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.
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 25, 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 TCARA info at; https://tcara-ny.org/ve-testing/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
A few web sites for getting started or help in upgrading your Amateur Radio license:
Web sites with practice exams: