Become a Ham

The GOBA communications staff is planning to offer an ARRL-VEC ham radio testing session in our anchor city of Van Wert for GOBA 27.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Administration Building Annex Room
1055 South Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891
Registration starts at 2:30
Testing at 3:00 PM
Cost is $15

Bring a photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID

We mainly plan to test for all elements.  If you plan to take an upgrade exam, please bring photocopies of your license and any applicable CSCEs along with the originals. (The photocopies must be submitted with the paperwork and will not be returned.)

To study for the test, you will need a study guide for the FCC Element 2 exam for the question pool effective July 1, 2014.  Study guides for the test pool before this date will not work.  You may purchase the "Ham Radio License Manual, 3nd edition " text online from the ARRL.

Information on amateur radio nationally may be found at the ARRL homepage, and in Ohio may be found at the Ohio Section website.

To search for a test site near you, before or after GOBA,
search the ARRL VEC exams database
or
search the W5YI VEC exams database.

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