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)


By Kathryn Sutton K8RYN



CW (Morse Code)


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


  • HamRadioExam (Apple/Andriod)

Next OARC Licensing Study Class:

    OARC Extra Class Licensing Study (via Zoom) >>> each Wednesday evening during April/May 2021, 7 pm - 9 pm   (Note: Instructors needed)

    Class Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/96392387872?pwd=dWhRbjFhVit5NFN3ZDZBeWRYZTRDQT09     Meeting ID: 963 9238 7872      Passcode: 999197

     Extra Class Study Guide (WB7RLX) Windows (zip)    

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 (stay tuned)

Class Info:

Tech Class and General Class Text book: Stu Turner W0STU - buy online at Amazon.com

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

OARC Tech Class Licensing Study (via Zoom) >>> Coming this September 2021 stay tuned


VP - Justin Hall KB7LAK

Next OARC Weber County VE Test Session

VE Test Session: Wednesday 02 June 2021 @ 6 PM

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

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

also ... VE Test Session 1st Wednesday 06 October 2021

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

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 the hams that successfully tested at the
08 April 2021 OARC Weber County VE Test Session
Heisig, Peter Extra AI7GV
Brown, Ross General KJ7RWP
Jaynes, Kenneth General KJ7QJJ
Jeppson, Joel General KJ7WVP
Jeppson, Kyle General KJ7UFQ
Kent, Garey General KI7QKV



VE Co-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 16 May 2021