You are interested in getting / upgrading your Ham License ?How exciting !!!

The High Desert W5YI VE (Volunteer Examiner) team offers monthly In-Person exam session.In oder to participate, you will need:

FRN Number

Before taking the license exam, candidates need to acquire an FCC Registration Number (FRN) by registering with the FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS).

Date and Location

Third Saturday of
each month
at 12 o'clock
Dates for 2023:Jan 21 -- Feb 18 -- Mar 18 -- Apr 15
May 20 -- Jun 17 -- Jul 15 -- Aug 19
Sep 16 -- Oct 21 -- Nov 18 -- Dec 16
Noon / 12 o'clock
SVL Community Center
12975 Rolling Ridge Drive,
Spring Valley Lake
Victorville, CA 92395
$14 cash (exact change please) or Venmo

Study ...

Without any endorsement and just in random order, here are some study pages.Note that the question pool is in the public record and can be accessed FREE of charge (top link)

Fees to expect

On the day of the exam session: The team will collect a fee of $14 (W5YI fee) Cash or Venmo.As a part of the application process (after passing the test) the FCC will collect a $35 application fee through their website. This fee applies to new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. The fee is per application.


Please note that the team consists of volunteers who have jobs, families, and hobbies. Ham radio and volunteering is important to the team but so are other things ... with that said: You will get an answer - - just not necessarily right this moment 😉