Anchorage Amateur Radio Club VEC Program

Where to find a testing session



Testing sessions are offered at various times and places. Look in the listings below to find a session near you. Some areas offer testing on a regular schedule. In those locations, no appointment is necessary - simply show up at the prescribed location for your exam. Please be on time!

In other areas, tests are given only when there is a need. In those areas, please contact the person or persons named herein for further information.


Regularly scheduled testing sessions, by city:

Please note: The Anchorage ARC VEC offers testing only for persons residing within the State of Alaska. If you live in another state, you will need to find a different VEC organization to assist you. Please try either the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) or the W5YI Group. Both of these organizations offer testing at many locations in the remaining 49 states.


Where:     Hope Community Resources Office
           540 W International Airport Rd

When:      1st Tuesday, every month, 6:30 PM
           2nd Saturday, every month, 2:00 PM

Notes:     Enter building thru rear door. No exams if date falls
           directly on a holiday (e.g.: July 4th, January 1st)
Contact person:  Jim Wiley, KL7CC




Where:      Central Public Safety Building, Fire station 61
            Corner of Swanson and Lucille

When:       4th Saturday, every month, 7:00 PM, unless holiday

Contact:    Ken Slauson, KL7VE
email:    (or)

Notes:      Please call to confirm appointment for exam




Where:     Noel Wein Public Library Conference Room
           1215 Cowles St

When:      First Saturday, every month
           1:00 PM

Contact person:  Mike Perry, AL7F
Phone:           1-907-590-7215

The following areas offer testing on an as-needed basis. 
Contact the person listed for further information.


Kenai - Soldotna:

Contact Person:  Max Carpenter, WA7B
Phone:           394-2907
E-Mail:          None at this time


Contact person:  Jerry Prindle, KL7HFI
Phone:           789-7291

If you have questions about Amateur Radio in general, or specific questions about the testing program, you may send an e-mail to us. To send us an e-mail, Click here

Use the links below to learn more:

List of Volunteer Examiners by name

List of Volunteer Examiners by location

What do I need to bring to the exam session?

What happens after I pass my exam?

Where to find study materials for the written tests.

Learning the Morse Code - tools and techniques.

How can I become a Volunteer Examiner?

Volunteer Examiners Instruction Manual


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