VE Testing Service


Amateur radio licensing is conducted by volunteer examiners (VEs) who volunteer their time administering the federally mandated tests in an effort to help the amateur service grow and improve. The tests are given by a minimum of three qualified VEs who ensure all regulations are followed and standards are upheld.

GVARC is planning to hold testing sessions on:

  • 15-April-2017
  • 15-July-2017
  • 21-October-2017
  • 20-January-2018

  • Stay tuned to our News page for updates on future testing sessions.

    Testing Details

    The club conducts the testing sessions at the New Braunfels Fire Department Training Facility located at 424 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

    Testing sessions will begin at 1000 and conclude at 1400 or when candidates stop arriving.

    You will need to bring the following items to participate in the test:

    • $15 - Cash, check, or money order (We can't accept plastic quite yet)
    • Two forms of identification - State issued ID card, plus something like a CHL, school ID, passport, etc.
    • A copy of your currently held license or CSSE -- if you have one.

    Note that this event is strictly a testing session. No test material will be taught or reviewed.

    The VE team monitors the 147.000 repeater during the testing session should you need any assistance in finding the testing location.