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Victor Valley

Amateur Radio Club

K6QWR

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



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Ham Radio Technician Training - 2017


Sponsored by the Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club


when all else fails... amateur radio worksemergency radio

  • NO MORSE CODE REQUIRED for any ham radio license!
  • LEARN EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS TECHNIQUES
  • SIMPLEX AND REPEATER OPERATIONS
  • VOICE OVER THE INTERNET (use computers as a radio link)
  • AMATEUR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS
  • LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS OF EQUIPMENT
  • MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

Pre-Registration required!

Send an e-mail to: Dick (KI6IXL) rsvcvhd2@gmail.com
Please include your Name, Address, Contact Phone Number, & E-Mail Address!

Technician Classes

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday(s) in February, May, August, and November 2017

Class Date Times * Testing Registration Cut-off
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 7:30am to 4:30pm Feb 25th 12:30 pm January 25th, 2017
May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 7:30am to 4:30pm May 27th 12:30 pm April 26th, 2017
August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 7:30am to 4:30pm Aug 26th 12:30 pm July 26th, 2017
November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 7:30am to 4:30pm Nov 25th 12:30pm October 25th 2017

* 1-hour lunch break between 12pm and 1pm ("Brown Bag" if you wish)

Where: Fire Station 311, located at 16200 Desert Knoll Drive (Thomas Guide page 4296 D7), High Desert Event Center (formerly known as San Bernardino County Fairgrounds), Victorville (Off 7th Street) Classroom / Testing Location

Cost: $50.00 per person (includes study manual and materials) -- paid at the door with pre- registration. $60.00-- without pre-registration, space permitting.

Testing: The FCC exam will be given by the W5YI Group VEC's at 12:30pm (after the 4th Tech class) for Technician, General, and Extra Class. The exam fee is $14.00 (no checks or credit cards). Government-issued photo ID, Social Security Number, copy of current amateur radio license (if any) and copy of any current CSCE’s (showing privileges above those listed on license) are required to test.

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FCC Universal Licensing System


After you pass your test, wait at least 7, non holiday, calendar working days (Monday - Friday) and then check with the FCC Universal Licensing System to look for your call sign and/or to verify your upgrade status. Click Here for instructions - Use Selection 1 procedures.





Additional VE Testing in the extended local area

Victor Valley

W5YI will provide HAM testing sessions on:

4th Saturday - January through May
3rd Saturday - June
4th Saturday - July - November
3rd Saturday - December

Tests are held in the rear training classroom at FS 311 (entrance door at the base of the BLUE flagpole in the satellite picture) at the High Desert Event Center (formerly known as the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds) starting at 1230 hrs. The cost is $14.00 (cash only). Walk-ins are welcome. Testing is available for all classes of license. All candidates must bring a picture ID, Social Security Number and if you are upgrading, a copy of your current amateur radio license (if any) and a copy of any CSCEs (showing privileges above those listed on license) you hold.

For more information, you can contact Dick Stephan, KI6IXL, rsvcvhd2@gmail.com or our VE Coordinator, Bruce Hunter, W6WW, w6ww@arrl.net


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located at 16200 Desert Knoll Drive (Thomas Guide page 4296 D7)

Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group - Hesperia

The first Saturday of every odd-numbered month 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 (W6WW) at 760-247-2955.


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

Barstow ARC

The Barstow ARC periodically offers a Technician level HAM Radio class.

The last class was held at the Barstow Senior Center, 555 Melissa Ave Barstow, CA 92311. On the corner of Melissa & E Mt View next to the Barstow Community Hospital

The class was taught on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings (6-8PM) with the exam being offered on the Saturday following the last class. A $4 fee was charged for the exam.

Register early to guarantee spot Sponsored by the Barstow Amateur Radio club

For more info or to register Contact Jim (760)694-5370 or email: AD6WL@ARRL.net


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The Inland ARC

tests on the 4th Thursday of each month, at 5 PM at 25541 Barton Rd, Loma Linda.

Contact person is Sam Eller, AD6UE at (909) 796-2996.

Location from going south on I-10: Exit Mountain View Ave, right on Barton, Left on Loma Linda Dr, Civic Center complex. Take driveway to your left immediately past the fire station.




PATTON HOSPITAL: V.E Testing


No walk ins accepted - must make appointment / pre-register for exam. Further details are available from contact listed below.

Third Saturday of each month

SIGN IN AT 8:30 AM, BRING PHOTO ID AND COPY OF CURRENT HAM LICENSE or CSCE (if upgrading) COST: $15.00

LOCATION: Staff Development Bldg, 3102 Highland Ave, San Bernardino

CONTACT: Ed Slaughter: (909) 864-1055 or wu6i@arrl.net



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: KF6Q@ARRL.net (951) 790-6291


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ARRL/VEC Testing on old March AFB


No walk ins accepted — must pre-register for exam 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 2:00 PM
Location: American Forces Network-Broadcast Center
23755 Z Street, Riverside CA 92518-2073

Contact: Bruce V. Ziemienski, (951) 232-3725
Email: bz454670@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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