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Greetings:

If you are interested in amateur radio, and would like to take the exam , the Albany/Troy VE Team (ATVET) stands ready to assist. ATVET is a joint effort of the Albany Amateur Radio Association (AARA), and the Troy Amateur Radio Association (TARA). We are affiliated with the ARRL/VEC, and have been proud to provide testing opportunities since 1984.

We strongly recommend that you check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you prepare for the exam.

If you have any questions, please feel free to phone (evenings and weekends) at 518-482-8700, or e-mail me at atvet@n2ty.org.

ATVET Liaison: Gerald Murray, WA2IWW

Hope to see you on the bands.

     Thank You!
Gerald Murray, WA2IWW
Telephone:518-482-8700
e-mail: atvet@n2ty.org

   

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Please, keep in mind that from time-to-time the schedule gets changed as the season goes on. We recommend that you check back here often to confirm the dates/times you're interested in haven't been changed/canceled.




Exam Date
Day
Doors Open
Exam Time
(Doors will Close)
August 12 TH, 2017 Sat. 9:30 AM 10 AM
October 14th, 2017 Sat. 9:30 AM 10 AM
November 11th, 2017 Sat. 9:30 AM 10 AM



ATVET LIAISON: Gerald Murray, atvet@n2ty.org or 518-482-8700


ATVET will again be holding their exam sessions in the C.I.I. Building (Low Center for Industrial Innovations), Room 3045, on the Campus of RPI. Examination room doors will open 40 minutes prior to the exam time, with exams starting at the times indicated above. NOBODY will be admitted into the exam room after the starting time. ATVET never requires any pre-registration for any of their exams. Starting January 1, the fee charged all applicants at ARRL VEC-coordinated Amateur Radio examination sessions will be $15.00 either cash, or check ( payable to ARRL-VEC ). This fee is required from all candidates taking any of the exam elements offered by this team.

Make sure you bring proper identification (either one picture ID or two non-picture IDs). Also bring all of your original documentation (current license, CSCEs...etc.), along with photocopies, calculators, pens and pencils to the exam session. Candidates should bring their Social Security numbers to place on the application form (FCC Form 605). The Social Security Number is required to register in ULS and CORES. Anyone needing special handicap arrangements is asked to call in advance. The CII Building is handicapped accessible.

Cancellations, if needed, will be announced on both the Capital District Repeater Net (Monday & Thursday on 147.300 MHz at 6:30 PM) and WGY - 810 AM. Talk-in on 145.17/R .

ARRL VE Patch

  • This link allows you to search the ARRL website for upcoming exam sessions.

 


AA9PW Amateur Radio Exam Practice Page




Here is a link to a local group holding classes:  Capital Area Radio Enthusiasts (CARE)

Q.  Do I need to pre-register for an ATVET session?

A.  We do not require pre-registration for most candidates, but we do strongly encourage candidates to call ahead if any of the following apply:
  • Candidates with physical disabilities who would request special accommodations.
  • Candidates who wish to obtain grandfathering credit for the General Class written test (Ele.3).
  • Parents or guardians of children under 18 years of age (to make sure that the Social Security Number and proper ID will be available).

Q.  What should I bring to the exam?

A. Bring the items listed below.
  • Your Social Security Number
  • $15.00 exam fee (cash, check, or money order payable to ARRL/VEC)
  • Original and photocopy of current FCC amateur license
  • Original and photocopy of CSCE documents from prior exam sessions
  • Pens and pencils
  • Simple battery or solar-powered calculator
  • Special documentation if credit is requested for Element 3 (General class written) for Technician Class licenses issued prior to 3/21/87.


Q.What materials are not allowed at the exam session?

A. DO NOT bring these items!

  • Study materials  
  • Programmable calculators  
  • Computers
  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  • Palm Pilots/devices with a keyboard
  • Cell phones or pagers
  • Q.  What are acceptable photo IDs?

    A. Any one (1) of the following:
       
    • Driver's License With Photograph
    • Non-drivers Photo ID
    • Employer's Photo ID
    • School Photo ID
    • Passport
    • FCC Radiotelegraph License

    Q.  What are acceptable non-photo IDs?

    A. Any two (2) of the following:
       
    • Driver's license without photo ID
    • Social Security card
    • Birth Certificate (must have appropriate seal)
    • Minor's work permit or school report card
    • Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person
    • Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605

    Q. How do I get registered in CORES (FRN Numbers or ULS (Taxpayer ID number)

    A. As of 12/3/01, all candidates for new licenses and upgrades must have FCC-assigned CORES (FRN) numbers and ULS (Tax-payer identification) numbers. If you are not already registered in CORES and ULS, the ARRL/VEC will perform the registration as part of the exam processing.


     


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