Ham Radio
License Testing Info

The Bella Vista Radio Club is offering VE license testing through the ARRL VEC.
We now have TWO testing locations!

  1. The Bella Vista Public Library, 11 Dickens Place, Bella Vista, AR.  72714.  Tests are given at 2:00 p.m every 2nd Saturday. Because of the construction around the Bella Vista Fire Station, we are holding the Bella Vista testing sessions at the  Bella Vista Public Library starting in December 2023. Here is a Google Map to the Bella Vista Public Library.
  2. The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale, AR. Tests are given at 10:00 a.m. every 2nd Saturday. This will be in the General Store building. Here is a Google Map to the Shiloh Museum.

Here is the Club Flyer for our Ham Radio testing.

Here is our schedule for 2024

October 12

Please make sure to bring a Number 2 pencil and 2 forms of ID.  Click HERE for more information.

If you are upgrading your License, please bring any CSCEs that you have, a copy of your CSCEs and a copy of your License.
Bring copies that you can leave.  We do not have a copy machine.

The test fee is $15.00 and we can accept cash or personal check/money order made payable to the “ARRL/VEC”.

IMPORTANT: You will have to be registered with the FCC system and have your FRN (FCC Registration Number) already issued and ready to supply it to the Volunteer Examiners on the day you test.  The FCC requires FRNs (FCC Registration Numbers) at the session.  Social Security Numbers (SSNs) are not permitted on any exam documents.  

To obtain your FRN, you will need to register in CORES (COmission REgistration System) and receive your FRN before sitting for your exam to ensure your new license is processed quickly and easily through the FCC’s ULS (Universal Licensing System).   To conduct business with the FCC, you must register through FCC CORES and be assigned an FRN (Federal Registration Number). This number will be used to uniquely identify you in all transactions with the FCC.

To register in CORES and receive your FRN, click here.  You will then be taken to the CORES login page.  Click the “REGISTER” button in the center box and follow instructions from that point. 

It’s always good to study for your test!  Fortunately, there are several good websites that will help.  The following links are just a few that will help you with your effort to get your Amateur Radio License and/or upgrade.

ARRL Study GuideHam Radio Prep
Ham Radio SchoolFree Online Ham Radio Course
eHamHam Test Online
QRZHam Class Videos
HamStudyN3FJP Study Buddy

Contact us at our Club Email if you need any more information.

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