Ham Radio
License Testing Info

The Bella Vista Radio Club is offering VE license testing through the ARRL VEC.
The Amateur Radio Testing sessions will be held at the Highland Christian Church in Bella Vista.
1500 Forest Hills Blvd (Hwy 279 North) in Bella Vista.

Here is a Google Map to the Highland Christian Church.

Here is the Club Flyer for our Ham Radio testing.

The Bella Vista Radio Club testing will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Each session will be held at 2:00 p.m.  If there is a change in the date/time, it will be posted here.

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Here is our schedule for 2020 / 2021:

October 10

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

If you are up grading 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”.

If you are testing for the first time, we recommend getting your FRN number before you test.  Otherwise, you will have to use your Social Security Number on all of the paper work.  Please check the ARRL site for more info on what to bring and how to get an FRN number.  If you test without the FRN, you will be issued a FRN number when you get your license.  For instructions on how to register your Social Security Number with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC’s FAQ page and the FCC’s registration instructions page.

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.

Ham Radio SchoolFree Online Ham Radio Course
eHamHam Test Online
QRZHam Class Videos
ARRL Study GuideHamStudy

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

You can also visit these other fine organizations which provide testing in the NW Arkansas Area.

Rogers:Benton County Radio Operators.
Testing sessions , generally held on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Each session is at 3:00 p.m. at the Rogers Public Library, 711 S Dixieland Rd, Rogers, AR 72758.

Antenna Tuner Circuit

Springdale:The ARKAN Club.
Testing sessions, generally held on the first Monday of the month.
Each session is at 8:00 p.m. at the Springdale Firehouse #1, 417 Holcomb St. Springdale, AR 72764.

Springdale:Hogville Amateur Radio Club .
Testing sessions are held after the license class! See their web link for more info.
At the Springdale Firehouse #1, 417 Holcomb St. Springdale, AR 72764.

Joplin:Joplin Amateur Radio Club .
Testing sessions, generally held on the last Wednesday of the month.
Start at 6:30 p.m. the Joplin Public Library, 3rd and Main Street, Joplin, MO.

If your organization provides license testing, and you want to be included here, please send us a Club Email.

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