VE Sessions

Anyone wishing to register for a VE (test) Session should email the BARC VE Coordinator at at least five days prior to your desired exam date.
We no longer accept walk-in examinees due to FCC administration requirements.

To take any examination, you will need to present:
1. One state or federal photo ID, or two non-photo IDs,
2. An FRN number acquired by clicking here,
3. A current amateur radio operators license, only if previously issued.

The FCC now requires a valid email address to register for an FRN and to pay the $35.00 FCC fee to obtain your amateur radio operators license when you pass an exam.
Exams offered through Laurel VEC at BARC continue to be free.
Questions may be directed to Glen Sage, N4DN at 276-398-3548.

Current Testing Site:
First Christian Church
402 N Jefferson St, Galax, VA 24333

Other tests may be given at special times.

Upcoming Testing Sessions for 2024
January 11th - 7:00PM
April 11th - 7:00PM
June 22th @ Field Day - 1:00PM
July 11th - 7:00PM
October 10th - 7:00PM