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The regular sessions are . . .

The sessions are located at . . .

The East Greenbush Community Library

10 Community Way, East Greenbush, N.Y. 12061



Community Way is off NY 151, which is off US 4, south of the I-90 interchange with U.S. 4.

What to bring

The East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association liaison is . . .

Tom Scorsone,

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About the VE Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) program to provide licensing examinations for amateur radio licenses, with the FCC no longer engaged in administering these exams. Since 1984, when the program was implemented, the FCC has commissioned a number of organizations as VECs, each serving at least one VEC region within the nation; as of 2014 there are 14 VECs (see VECs at FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau [retrieved 18 May 2014]; for a more accurate list, see the list on NC2S's Links Page). Previously, only the Novice Class license was given by volunteer examiners (not affiliated with any volunteer coordinating entity; rather, coordinated dirctly by the FCC) while all higher exams were given by the FCC itself.

The FCC authorized the various VEC organizations to oversee the work of their certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs). VEs are Amateurs holding General, Advanced or Extra Class licenses who have been trained in and tested on examination procedures by a VEC and who may prepare and administer amateur license examinations to applicants. The VECs coordinate the efforts of their VEs in preparing and administering amateur examinations. After the examination team conducts the examination (using exams developed by the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators [NCVEC]), the team liaison forwards the examination material to the coordinating VEC, which in turn screens collected information, resolves all discrepancies, and forwards all required data electronically to the FCC.

Among the current VECs is the ARRL, with which the EGARA is affiliated and by which all of the club's VEs are certified.

Additional VE Information


VE Forms

Applicants do not need to print these ahead of time, as they will be distributed at the exam.

FCC Forms

These forms may be used to file directly with the FCC to renew or modify a license.

These forms and more are available from the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Forms page.

References for the VE team.

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