We regret to inform the RARSfest family, including all who have taken license exams at RARSfest over the years, that Joe White WA4GIR, one of our Volunteer Examiner Chairs, became a “silent key” on July 1, 2023. We expect to have a new RARS Volunteer Examiner Chair well before RARSfest 2024 and will continue giving amateur radio license exams. Please contact Acting VE Chair Richard Hall K7RLH if you have any questions about RARS license exams in the meantime.
At our RARSfest 2023 Volunteer Examiner session on April 8th, we had 45 applicants, resulting in:
We could not have done it without the help of the following outstanding Volunteer Examiners:
Come to one of our VE sessions throughout the year to get your license or upgrade, or see you are RARSfest in 2024!
Walk-in registration and testing begin promptly at 11:30 am.
Use the right-hand entrance at the north end of the Jim Graham Building. See here for directions.
RARSfest admission is not required to take any exams, but it will be required if you want to visit the 'fest before or after the exam.
There is no exam fee,
but if you pass a test that results in a new license being granted, you will have to pay a $35 fee
to the US Department of the Treasury before your license is issued. Instructions will be provided to successful applicants.
You MUST bring the following in order to take exams:
Questions about the exams not answered here?
Richard Hall K7RLH