... amateur radio license exams in the South Bay

The Silicon Valley Volunteer Examiner (VE) Group is an organization of South Bay radio amateurs affiliated with the ARRL VEC. Our goal, first and foremost, is to give you an opportunity to earn your amateur radio license or upgrade. We offer Technician, General, and Extra class exams to amateur radio newcomers and old hands alike.


The Silicon Valley VE Group is now offering VE tests that you can take in the comfort of your own home.

To find out more about how the exams are conducted and what you'll need to take them, click here.

To schedule a remote exam, contact Morris Jones, AD6ZH, at ad6zh.mj@gmail.com.

(Note that our in-person exams have been suspended indefinitely.)

Exam Dates

Our current plan is to hold two remote exams a month, on the first and third Saturday mornings. We're also considering the possibility of holding exams on weekdays if there's sufficient interest.

All exam sessions will be posted in the exam calendar at the top right of this page.

Exam Times

Saturday exams will be held from 9 AM to 11 AM PDT. The start times of other exams may vary, but will be posted on the calendar at the top right of this page.

When Will I Receive My License?

While it's impossible to say for sure, it's a good bet that if you pass an exam on a Saturday, your new license status will show up in the FCC database by the following Friday. You can query license status here, by name or callsign.

If You Need More Information...

...please contact our group leader, Morris Jones, AD6ZH, at (408) 507-4698, or send him an e-mail at ad6zh.mj@gmail.com.