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Victor Valley

Amateur Radio Club

K6QWR

P.O. BOX 91
Apple Valley, California U.S.A.



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Additional VE Testing in the extended local area

Victor Valley

In 2020, W5YI will provide HAM testing sessions on:

4th Saturday - January through April
3rd Saturday - May, June November and December
4th Saturday - July through October

Testing Information

Testing Cost: $14.00 cash only. VE’s would appreciate exact amount.

Identification Requirements:

a.) Photo ID (Cal Driver’s License).

b.) If you are upgrading, YOU must bring a copy of your current license and any applicable CSCE’s showing a level higher than your paper license. There is no internet or copying capability at the testing location .

Staring Time: 12:30. YOU need to be at the testing room location no later than 12:10. This enables the VE’s to ensure that the testing can begin on time.

All testing will be held at the Spring Valley Community Center in room CB3.

Spring Valley Community Center address: 12975 Rolling Ridge Drive, Spring Valley Lake in Victorville ( see map below )

For more information, you can contact our VE Coordinator, Bruce Hunter, W6WW, w6ww@arrl.net


Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group - Hesperia

The first Saturday of every odd-numbered month, except July 2020 when it will be held on the 2nd Saturday, there is a GLAARG (Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group) test session in Hesperia.

Tests are held at Fire Station 305 at 8331 Caliente Road, Hesperia. Registration starts at 8:30 AM. The cost is $5.00. See Contact info below. Testing is available for all classes of license. All candidates must bring a picture ID, and if you are upgrading, you need the original and a copy of your amateur license and any CSCEs you hold.

Contact: To pre-register or request information, contact Bruce Hunter Bruce Hunter, W6WW, w6ww@arrl.net.


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Located at 8331 Caliente Rd Hesperia (Thomas Guide page 4565 C2)


The Inland ARC

Date: 2nd Thursday on each month

Time: 5:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Samuel C. Eller, (909) 796-2996, Email: scellerr@juno.com

Location: Loma Linda FIre Station-EOC Rm, 11325 Loma Linda Dr, Loma Linda CA 92354-9999




PATTON HOSPITAL: V.E Testing


Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed) pre coordination suggested. SIGN IN AT 8:30 AM, BRING PHOTO ID AND COPY OF CURRENT HAM LICENSE or CSCE (if upgrading)

Contact: Michael McDonald, (909) 723-3192,

Email: michael_e_mcdonaldr@yahoo.com

COST: $15.00 (cash or check)

Location: Patton State Hospital, 3102 E Highland Ave, Highland CA 92346-210. In the Staff Development Ctr Bldg Follow the VE Testing Signs



Big Bear ARC testing


The last Sunday of every month (excluding Dec.) at 1:00 PM
Location: Big Bear Lake Fire Dept.- Training room
41090 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tom Fry, KF6Q: tomfry2011r@charter.net (951) 790-6291


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ARRL/VEC Testing on old March AFB


While walkins are accepted - please pre-register for exams on 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 PM.
Location: American Forces Network-Broadcast Center
23755 Z Street, Riverside CA 92518-2073

Contact: Bruce V. Ziemienski, (951) 232-3725
Email: bz454670r@gmail.com

Directions: Take 1-15 South, transition onto I-215 south. Continue I215 south, past State route 60, and exit on Cactus AV. Head east on Cactus AV 1.7 mile and turn right on Riverside Dr. Continue 0.2 miles, turn left on Z St. Facility will be on right between 4th and 5th streets.


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VE Testing organizations

1.) The ARRL/VEC (SW Division) provides testing in the following locations throughout the calendar year

Agoura Hills // Anaheim // Banning // Bishop // Carlsbad Cypress // Downey // Fountain Valley // Hemet // Highland La Habra // La Verne // Laguna Beach // Lakeside // Loma Linda Long Beach // Los Angeles // Moreno Valley // Mission Viejo // Orange Pasadena // Rancho Cucamonga // Rancho Palos Verdes // Redlands Redondo Beach // Riverside // Santa Barbara // Santa Clarita Santa Maria // Thousand Oaks // Torrance // Van Nuys

Visit their website at: https://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/search

Search by city name and state of California

2.) Additional Testing locations, by city name, are available from the W5YI website at:

https://www.w5yi.org/exam_locations_ama.php?vec_state=CA

Unfortunately, you will have to contact the POC directly to obtain date, time and physical location information.

3.) Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group

visit their website at: https://glaarg.org/ve-sessions/

You will have to sort this database by ZIPCODE since the city name is contained within the physical location column. So it would help if you researched the ZIPCODEs that you might be interested in beforehand.