Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Meetings

KARO ECHO  meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1900 (7:00 PM) at the Kensington Community Center (KCC), 59 Arlington Ave., Kensington, CA 94707. The KCC is directly East of the Arlington Community Church and North and uphill of the Kensington Library.  See Map.  Ample parking is available by turning (East) up Kensington Park Road (at the only traffic light in Kensington). The  September 11,  2023 meeting will be a hybrid (Zoom and in-person) meeting. Email info at karoecho dot net for the zoom link.

KARO ECHO provides internet Zoom access to all meetings, thus, KARO ECHO member meetings will also simultaneously take place online using Zoom. Everyone on the KAROECHO mailing list will receive an invitation link to the meeting by email. To get on our mailing list and receive our Newsletter, please JOIN HERE, or send an email to info at 

Tentative Agenda 

September 11, 2023 Agenda: (tentative, subject to update and approval at beginning of meeting)

This meeting will feature a presentation by Richard Dillman, W6AWO, Chief Operator, KPH/K6KPH. Richard will present a very informative history of West Coast Maritime Radio specifically pertaining to the Point Reyes station of KPH, which served as the lifeline to North America for ships in the Pacific for many years. The story of its resurrection and current status will also be presented.  

KARO ECHO will tour KPH on October 30. For more, see: The Maritime Radio Historical Society and the National Park Service site for planning individual KPH tours 

Several agenda items are placeholders that will be covered fairly quickly, the long list is mostly there if anyone wants to suggest discussion related to any of the items (if time allows). It may need to be carried forward at a future meeting.
Call to order/logistics


Approval of Minutes

Approval of Agenda

Treasurer's report

Training and Operations

Richard Dillman, W6AWO, Chief Operator of KPH/K6KPH 

New business

Old business




Neighborhood nets and Comm. hubs


Future Meeting schedule

Please send dues made out to KARO ECHO

Yearly dues are $30/year and $40 for a family membership. We are a tax deductible 501(c)3 charitable organization . Use tax ID # 83-3114142.Your donation will help us serve our community. Mail and correspondence to: KARO ECHO -- P.O. Box 2025, El Cerrito, CA. 94530-3651Use the donate button to donate or pay dues online (Paypal). and fill out the registration form under Get Involved/Join. You can get on the mailing list by filling out the registration form without paying membership dues.

Weekly Radio Training and Preparedness Net

The Weekly Contra Costa County HF EmComm Disaster Preparedness Net meets every Thursday at 1830 local time on 3893 KHz LSB/Alt 3888KHz.

The KE Net meets every Thursday (except Thanksgiving and major holidays)  at 1900 on 146.415 MHz Simplex, but not before the West Co Co County EmComm ARES/ACS Net finishes on their 145.110 MHz repeater (Tx -600 with a PL 82.5). 

All hams are welcome. 

As always, be ready with pencil and paper.  Please come with new relevant announcements.  The NCS has a surprise test for us each net. Be ready to change frequency. Please have handy  the KaroEcho Hybrid 213 message form.  Always be familiar on how to use your radio, keep your batteries charged, and how  to change frequency. See related documents in our Training page and in the Operations page on the WORKSTREAMS drop-down menu.  Specifically see: 

A list of Relevant VHF and UHF SIMPLEX Frequencies in our area  


The same KARO-ECHO Hybrid ARES/ICS 213 message form as a PDF 

Definitions of ARES Message Precedence Designators (Emergency, Priority, Welfare, and Routine).

Comparing ICS-213 Message Form with the ARRL Message Form (a very short critique)

A Breakdown of the Elements of the ARRL/ARES Standard Message Form Made Simple (for Dummies)!

A Short Example Why We Use the ARES/ICS Modified Message Form

Formal Written Traffic versus Point to Point Verbal Tactical Comms:  When to write it down and when not to (write it down).

For past net events see our PAST EVENTS PAGE 

NCS schedule of operators

NCS Spreadsheet (public)

The KaroEcho Technical Work Group was at the Kensington Fire Station (FS-65) on Saturday, October 15, 2022 repurposing radios, batteries,  and equipment due to upcoming seismic retrofitting.  

Left to right: KN6BUY, KK6NDF, KJ6IUV, and KE6BEE

Recent Webpage Updates to KaroEcho.Net: New content, links, and files

Special Guest Speaker, Richard Dillman, WA6AWO, Chief Operator at KPH/K6KPH, scheduled September 11, 2023 

Tours of KPH Historic radio station at Point Reyes National Seashore and

Website File Updates in General:  This file will be updated monthly or when new occasions arise.  

VHF/UHF Simplex Operations in Our Area

For FM operators, you will find activity on the national 2 meter FM calling frequency (146.520 MHz) and 70cm FM calling frequency (446.000 MHz). Typically, operators will either limit their time on these calling frequencies or ask people to follow them to a different frequency to keep the calling frequencies as open as possible for all users. These calling frequencies will likely be very busy, so they will be difficult to use.

The following FM simplex frequencies may be active in our area, and are alternative places to listen or call, in addition to the calling frequencies. 146.520 and 446.000 MHz.


Elmer Program 

Take advantage of this service as it benefits the entire community to have more skilled radio operators in the field.  The more questions, the more answers.  Please feel free to ask for additional classes and/or help by sending an email to or  

 Also see: for study materials

This is a guideline for those wishing to study for the entry level ham radio Technician class test prepared for the KaroEcho License Preparation Class by our ARRL Registered License Instructor.: 

Quality Ham Radio Ongoing Yearly Presentations and Events

Dan Goldstein, KJ6KEU, the East Bay Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) speaks at the ORCA Club Meeting on "EmComm Mutual Aid in a Digital World",  2022-09-10

The 2021 Pacific Division  Zoom Meeting, was held on December 4,  2021 run by Pacific Division Director, Kristen, K6WX, video recording can be found here and on our Resources page. Kristen emphasized that she and the ARRL works for us, we do not work for them. They are listening, so send in your suggestions.  

The most recent Pacific Division Wide Zoom Meeting was held on December 10, 2022 . It was also recorded.  These  ARRL division-wide meetings displays the challenges and successes that ham radio is currently addressing.   


The ARRL has started a new website for its Learning Center. You can find it at . It has several learning paths (Electronics & Technology, EmComm, etc.), a bunch of courses to take and a pot load of webinars. It also has links to help you find radio clubs; hamfests & conventions; license classes, and exam sessions. You can access the site from your computer, tablet or phone. See Dave Casler’s “Intro to the ARRL's new ‘’ Site” video at  (YouTube; 11:58).


QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo are held twice yearly. They are quite good. They’ve put out a call for speakers and are looking for them worldwide. Information on becoming a presenter, or attending the expo, is at 

The next QSO Today Expo is scheduled for March 24 and 25, 2023 Call for speakers here

Past presentation are available  on Vimeo at

The September 17-18, 2022 QSO Today Videos will be available on-line (see their webpage)   

 Ham Radio University (HRU) Past Presentations 

A plethora of excellent presentations on all topics of ham radio are available to view here

Among the presentation topics every year will be Amateur Radio Emergency Communications; Basics of HF Operating; Ham Radio Contesting and DXing, Communicating Through Amateur Radio Earth Satellites; Software Defined Radios; HF and VHF Digital Communications; Parks on the Air, Skywarn, Cables & Connectors, and Using Raspberry Pi Computers in Amateur Radio. For a plethora of their excellent past videos on Youtube please see:  or go to (

Attendance is free, but registration is required. The topic are detailed, accurate, friendly, and varied over a wide range of topics, including EmComm; HF Operating; Contesting & DXing; Satellites; Software Defined Radios; Digital Communications and more. For more information, go to


A group in Southern California called the WaveTalkers has a mission “to help you learn to become a more effective communicator in any medium.” On their website at they have a number of resources, including video courses for all three license classes and courses to help you get started in APRS and Winlink. They also have reference materials for some ham basics, such as Phonetics and Q-Codes. Their home page announces that their next presentation will be on January 20 with a topic of “Solar and Emergency Power”. Definitely worth a look as part of your efforts to improve your skills.”

Ham Radio Classes and License Tests in the Bay Area   


Question Pools

The following is copied from the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) website:

The Question Pools are developed and maintained by the Question Pool Committee (QPC) of the NCVEC by FCC instruction and Part 97 Rules & Regulation : Subpart F: §97.523 Question pools All VECs must cooperate in maintaining one question pool for each written examination element. Each question pool must contain at least 10 times the number of questions required for a single examination. Each question pool must be published and made available to the public prior to its use for making a question set. Each question on each VEC question pool must be prepared by a VE holding the required FCC-issued operator license.

The question pools are normally valid for 4 years and the current Question Pools are as follows:

Element 2 – Technician – Effective July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2026

Element 3 – General – Effective July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2023

Element 3 -- General -- Effective July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2027 ** NEW

Element 4 – Extra – Effective July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2024

Each FCC Element or question pool consists of at least 10 times the number of questions required for a single examination and is released to the public normally 6 months prior to becoming effective for use in examinations to allow pleanty of time for publication and study. Each element or pool has a syllabus that is broken down into main sub-element sections (normally 10) and an unlimited number of sub-topic sections under each sub-element. Each sub-element is numbered with a prefix designating the Element number, example T1, T2 etc, followed by the subtopic letter for the section of each sub-element, example T1A,T1B, etc.

2022-2026 Technician Question Pool Public Release - January 3, 2022 Revised 01/06/2022 - MSDocX Format

New Graphics

The ARRL Guides for Obtaining your technician class license

'The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC)  offers courses and exams. See   Tests are offered at 6 pm before the MDARC regular meeting begins.  MDARC is offering ZOOM Classes and exams at public parking parking lots.

Oncoming MDARC classes:

A new Diablo ARC has opened registration for their 8-session Technician licensing course, beginning January 10, 2023 on Zoom only. It will be followed by a VE test session, then two Get-on-the-Air (GOTA) classes. They plan to hold General and Amateur Extra Class courses later in the year. Get the details and register at (

Additional MDARC on-line education details here at


Walnut Creek CERT Ham Radio Licensing (Ham Cram) & Training Classes:  

The Walnut Creek "CERT Ham Radio Licensing (Ham Cram) & Training Classes" are a series of three classes which will give you the skills and knowledge to become a member of Walnut Creek CERT’s radio communications team.  

Part 1 -The part 1 class is a one day exercise that prepares you to pass the ham radio “Technician” license examination required by the FCC to legally operate a ham radio. (A training session for "General" license upgrade is also available). The Walnut Creek CERT communications training team conducts this training session using a simple technique (called "association") that produces a very high percentage of successful test results, virtually eliminating the need for a multiple week training course to pass the FCC license exam that will be given at the end of the session.

Part 2 - “CERT Getting on the Air” class 1 - . Learn how to communicate on a radio and, optionally, order a radio as part of the WC CERT Group Purchase plan.

Part 3 - “CERT Getting on the Air” class 2 -    Learn how to use your new radio.

The cost for Part 1 is $35, payable at the door, which includes the required $15 FCC license Examination Fee; all training materials; continental breakfast; and a pizza or sub sandwich lunch.  There is no additional charge for Parts 2 and 3.

Note: The Walnut Creek CERT Ham Crams and License tests will resume after the Shelter in Place orders are lifted.  


San Francisco Radio Club is offering license exams. See: 

*Postponed- Please check back after the SIP


Benicia Amateur Radio Club offers their highly successful hamcram. The  ham crams are restarting in October 2023.  Hurry registration begins in August. 

They encourage CERT members to expand their value to their teams by becoming licensed Amateur Radio Operators. They also offer a simultaneous One-Day General Class upgrade study course for those who currently possess a Technician License.  The cost is $35, which includes all study material and the FCC exam fee. We also provide free coffee and other refreshments throughout the day to make things easier. Lunch is NOT included but there are several restaurants across the street and a list will be provided. You can  obtain additional information by going to the BARC website at See:  

The Benicia Amateur Radio Club (BARC), partnering with the Benicia Emergency Response Team (BERT) members was asked several years ago to create a Ham Radio licensing class for members of its CERT program. Response to this One-Day licensing class has been very favorable and recently the class was opened to CERT teams throughout Northern California. Attendees have come from Shasta to Santa Clara, and from Alameda to Sacramento and the San Joaquin Valley.

Following emergencies, communications are often lost or severely impacted and FEMA has recommended that CERT teams throughout the country encourage the use of Amateur Radio as an alternative. Also known as Ham Radio, this proven means of communications does not rely on existing infrastructure thereby providing an alternate method of communicating during and following a disaster.

We would like to invite your CERT team members to join other fellow CERT members from throughout Northern California at our accelerated one-day licensing class in Benicia. Historically over 90% of attendees pass the on-site FCC licensing exam administered by federally accredited examiners immediately at the conclusion of class.

Access: Our facility has full handicap access. 

Info/Signup: Online at Class size is limited to 90 and it always fills up, so register promptly. Questions: or Ham Class Instructor, Art Mayoff, (925) 212-9953. Please share this invitation with your CERT team leaders and your individual team members. 

Increase your value as a CERT team member. Become a licensed Ham Radio Operator in one day.

One-Day Ham Radio Class, October 7, 2023in Benicia

Registration will open mid-August.

License Pool link: 

Applying for your FRN number


BAEARS sponsors periodic ham tests throughout the year in the Bay Area. See:


Oakland Radio Communication Association, (ORCA) and Amateur Radio Club of Alameda (ARCA) co-sponsor quarterly American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Amateur Radio Test Sessions.  Note: Classes and exams are postponed until after the Shelter in Place orders are rescinded. 


What?: Testing for FCC Technician, General and Amateur Extra operator class licenses will take place.

Classes and tests are currently postponed because of the lockdown orders.

What to Bring:

a government issued photo ID, either your Social Security Number or FCC Registration Number (FRN), a pen and a pencil. For upgrades bring your original license and a photocopy of it, or a valid Certificate of Successful completion of Examination (CSCE) from a prior exam and a photocopy of it.

What NOT to Bring:

Calculators at a VE session are provided by the team (i.e., no personal electronics or calculators are allowed).


A $15 license fee per exam date is required. No extra fees beyond the $15 are required should a candidate choose to take all three exams—for each of the operator classes— in one session (as time permits).

 More Info

Call 510-918-4627 or 510-741-8227

*Postponed- Please check back after the SIP  


Local In Person License Preparation Classes

 No in person exam preparation classes are currently offered in our area. This situation is constantly changing. Please see: 


More Classes:

This is an excellent free technician license preparation series

Finding a License Class

Finding ON-LINE Ham Study Classes to prepare for exams: 

Excellent Study Tools and Resources for License Preparation

The following links list  online classes by look promising has a plethora of license guide videos that vary from excellent to poor

The following are some select ARRL on-line ham license study classes 

W9TWJ VETEAM   Contact: Tanner Jones   Email:


Exam Website:

KA4KBX VETEAM   Contact: Gary Pike,  Email:

Sponsor: KJ4PJE PARC


Exam Website:


Contact: Gordon Hanson   Email:

Sponsor: MNYARC/


Exam Website:


Contact: Lawrence Simon   Email:

Sponsor: Las Vegas VE Team


Exam Website:


Contact: Rodney Webb   Email:

Sponsor: Lakeway ARC - W2IQ


Exam Website:


Contact: Heather Parker   Email:

Sponsor: San Diego ARRL VE Team



Contact: Janet Crenshaw   Email:

Sponsor: WB9ZPH


Exam Website:


Contact: Morris Jones    Email:

Sponsor: Silicon Valley VE Group - register on website or email team for an appt.



Contact: Linda Straubel    Email:

Sponsor: Daytona Beach ARA - contact team (7:30pm testing Mon-Thurs)


Exam Website:


Contact: Brandin Hess   Email:

Sponsor: Aurora Amateur Radio Group


Exam Website:


Contact: Alan Crosswell  Email:

Sponsor: Columbia University VE Team ARC


Exam Website:


Contact: Joseph Speroni Email:

Sponsor: Emergency Amateur Radio Club - ZOOM video session


Exam Website: 


Contact: David Robinson   Email:

Sponsor: Sun City W4SPC - email team for an appointment


Contact: Ken Zieleck   Email:

Sponsor: Carteret Cnty ARS - email team for an appointment



Contact: Allan Ryan   Email:

Sponsor: Barnstable ARC - on demand testing, EMAIL team for an appointment



Contact: Benjamin Murray   Email:

Sponsor: Williams County ARC



Contact: Peter Dernikos   Email:

Sponsor: Book a time slot BEFORE registering on exam website.


Exam Website:

Additional ARRL VE Teams


Find an IN-PERSON EXAM SESSION in your area here: 

More In-Person EXAMS in Our Area:

The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) often offers license tests preceding each club meeting. For a current listing see


Martinez CA   09/09/2023

Sponsor: Martinez ARC 

9AM   09/09/2023

Contact: Jim Brunk, N6BHX  

Location: LDS Meeting House, 940 Palasade Dr., Martinez


Clayton CA 94517-1072   09/12/2023

Sponsor: Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club

Date: Sep 12 2023

Time: 7:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Larry S. Loomer  Email:  


Location: Presbyterian Church Building 1578 Kirker Pass Rd  Clayton CA 94517-1072


Lafayette CA 94549-9999  09/15/2023

Sponsor: Mt. Diablo ARC

Date: Sep 15 2023 Time: 5:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Larry S. Loomer,  (925) 456-7890 Email:


Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Ln.,  Lafayette CA 94549-9999


Berkeley CA 94720-0001  09/25/2023

Sponsor: UC Berkeley RC/ UCB EECS VEs

Date: Sep 25 2023  Time: 5:00 PM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

Contact: Albert J. Goto, Email:


Location: UC Berkeley, Cory Hall - Room Tbd,  Berkeley CA 94720-0001


Bencia Ham Cram Oct 7  (see above) or Info/Signup: Online at


 Vallejo CA 94592-1059    10/13/2023

Sponsor: VE's of Silicon Valley

Date: Oct 13 2023   Time: 11:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) and 1 PM 

Contact: John C. Westmoreland  (408) 772-6237  Email:


Location: Mare Island - Bay Area Maker Faire,   850 Nimitz Ave,  Vallejo CA 94592-1059


Vallejo CA 94592-1059    10/14/2023

Sponsor: VE's of Silicon Valley

Date: Oct 14 2023,  Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: John C. Westmoreland,  (408) 772-6237   Email:


Location: Mare Island - Bay Area Maker Faire, 850 Nimitz Ave,  Vallejo CA 94592-1059----------  


Mill Valley CA 94941-1551 10/14/2023

Sponsor: Marin ARS

Date: Oct 14 2023  Time: 1:00 PM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

Contact: Kenneth N. Brownfield, (415) 389-6630, Email:


Location: MARS Clubhouse, 27 Shell Rd., Mill Valley CA 94941-1551


Vallejo CA 94592-1059   10/15/2023

Sponsor: VE's of Silicon Valley

Date: Oct 15 2023  Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: John C. Westmoreland, (408) 772-6237  Email:


Location: Mare Island - Bay Area Maker Faire,  850 Nimitz Ave,  Vallejo CA 94592-1059


 Vallejo CA 94592-1059   10/20/2023

Sponsor: VE's of Silicon Valley

Date: Oct 20 2023  Time: 11:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: John C. Westmoreland,  (408) 772-6237, Email:


Location: Mare Island - Bay Area Maker Faire,  850 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo CA 94592-1059


Vallejo CA 94592-1059   10/21/2023

Sponsor: VE's of Silicon Valley

Date: Oct 21 2023  Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: John C. Westmoreland, (408) 772-6237,  Email:


Location: Mare Island - Bay Area Maker Faire, 850 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo CA 94592-1059


San Ramon CA 94583-9999  10/21/2023

Sponsor: Mount Diablo ARC

Date: Oct 21 2023  Time: 8:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Larry S. Loomer,  Email:


Location: The Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon CA 94583-9999


San Ramon CA 94583-9999  10/22/2023

Sponsor: Mount Diablo ARC

Date: Oct 22 2023 Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Larry S. Loomer, Email:


Location: The Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon CA 94583-9999


Vallejo CA 94592-1059   10/22/2023

Sponsor: VE's of Silicon Valley

Date: Oct 22 2023  Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: John C. Westmoreland,  (408) 772-6237,  Email:


Location: Mare Island - Bay Area Maker Faire,  850 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo CA 94592-1059


Berkeley CA 94720-0001  10/23/2023

Sponsor: UC Berkeley RC/ UCB EECS VEs

Date: Oct 23 2023  Time: 5:00 PM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

Contact: Albert J. Goto Email:


Location: UC Berkeley, Cory Hall - Room Tbd, Berkeley CA 94720-0001


 Sonoma CA 95476-5655   10/28/2023

Sponsor: VOMARC

Date: Oct 28 2023

Time: 10:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead) and 12:30 PM 

Contact: Elizabeth A. Morris-Mowrey   (707) 935-7441  Email:


Location: Sonoma Police Station EOC room - Limited seating,  175 1st St W

Required: Reserve ahead via email and

Must wear a mask covering both the mouth and nose

Sonoma CA 95476-5655


Novato CA 94945-5009   11/11/2023

Sponsor: Hamilton Wireless Association

Date: Nov 11 2023  Time: 10:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

Contact: William B. Smith, (415) 485-3815, Email:


Location: Novato Community Hospital in parking lot,  100 Rowland Way,

Drive-In Exam,  Email for a Reservation

Novato CA 94945-5009



Lafayette CA 94549-9999  11/17/2023

Sponsor: Mt. Diablo ARC

Date: Nov 17 2023  Time:  5:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Larry S. Loomer,  (925) 456-7890  Email:


Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Ln., Lafayette CA 94549-9999


Berkeley CA 94720-0001  11/27/2023

Sponsor: UC Berkeley RC/ UCB EECS VEs

Date: Nov 27 2023  Time: 5:00 PM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

Contact: Albert J. Goto, Email:


Location: UC Berkeley, Cory Hall - Room Tbd., Berkeley CA 94720-0001


Fairfield CA 94533-4933  12/09/2023

Sponsor: Solano ARC VE Wolfpack

Date: Dec 09 2023  Time: 9:30 AM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Jerome P. Olive, (707) 422-6777 Email:


Location: Jerry Olive State Farm Insurance Office,  1530 Webster Street Suite A, 

check-in at 8:45am

Fairfield CA 94533-4933


Lafayette CA 94549-9999  12/16/2023

Sponsor: Mt. Diablo ARC

Date: Dec 16 2023 Time: 5:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed) 

Contact: Larry S. Loomer (925) 456-7890 Email:


Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Ln., Lafayette CA 94549-9999


Lafayette CA 94549-9999   01/19/2024

Sponsor: Mt. Diablo ARC

Date: Jan 19 2024 Time: 5:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Larry S. Loomer (925) 456-7890 Email:


Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Ln., Lafayette CA 94549-9999


For many applicants, on-line exams are the most convenient. 

They are given often and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Please consider any of the following:

For additional ARRL teams offering remote online exams visit:

Silicon Valley VE Group Online Exams - *FIRST & THIRD SATURDAY MONTHLY*

Contact: Morris Jones AD6ZH     Email: 

The Silicon Valley VE group offers online exams the first and third Saturday of each month from 9AM until 11AM PDT.  All elements are available.  The number of applicants per session is limited due to 4 VEs proctoring each applicant during the exam process. Pre-registration is required.  Please sign up by contacting AD6ZH at  Include your Name, FRN number, callsign if any, and which element(s) you wish to take. More information and technical requirements can be found on the SVVE website: 

Finding an ON-LINE license EXAMs

A daily list of License Exams given ON-LINE by ARRL VECs go direct  to:

A daily list of License Exams given ON-LINE by ALL VECs

Resources for on-line study and exams

An extensive list of current  Online Ham Exams and Study Aids  HERE: or

Sample Amateur Radio Exams  at QRZ

KAROECHO members have had a good experience using the Patriot Radio Club on-line test 


KARO ECHO Calendar