Idaho Amateur Radio VEC Testing all classes pocatello idaho ARRL VE team Extra class, General Class, Technician Class ham exams amateur radio exams testing


AT PRESENT ,   NO TESTS are scheduled
We are attempting to get reservations at the Library , but they still seem to be dealing with Covid

Check back often,   when we get something scheduled it will be posted ASAP.



We give tests for all 3 Amateur Classes: Technician, General, Extra.
special test sessions are available for large groups , contact Mike WB7DNU for details  email: mevaughn01(at)  -- Phone  (208) 904-4925



Location: Marshall Public Library - 113 S Garfield Ave, - Pocatello, ID

 how to get to the testing location ! 

Testing starts at 2pm. Don't be late..
There will be VE's on hand starting at 1:45 PM to answer questions.
Please try to be on time as the testing room is only available for
a limited amount of time and we need to start promptly at 2PM sharp.



No pre-registration is required
walk-ins are welcome
All we ask is:  be on time !

All necessary  FCC forms will be provided at the test session
We have EVERYTHING you need except what's listed below


  If you are testing for your first license, you NEED TO BRING  items  12 & 3. (below)
  If you are upgrading you license ,  bring  items  1 & 2 & 4 (below)

  If you have item 5 and haven't received your license.  CALL US.

 1.       A Government Photo Identification, A Drivers license, Passport, Military ID,
        note: no copies are required, just bring the original ID  

       IF you DON'T have a photo ID , then bring two other forms of  identification . 
         Acceptable forms of identification are:  your Social Security Card,
         Your birth certificate (which must have the appropriate seal),
         a utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically
         names you and your address

 2.          The Test fee is $15, The exact amount is best.
       {EVERYONE  needs to bring this}

   You need to get an  FCC Registration Number (FRN).  You probably don't have
    a FRN unless you have a aircraft radio registration or commercial FCC license.
    You should know if you have one. 

    Presuming you don't have one,
       use this link to get one

    YOU WILL NEED IT__  bring it with you to the test. 

 4.    licensed Amateur that are upgrading 

You need to bring,  1. your ID  and  2. your money     

a copy of your license the FCC mailed you
OR if you didn't get a written license, bring a official copy of your license.
You need to  download it and print it 
At the test session,  you need  a copy you can give to the VE Team. (they keep it)

Step by Step:  How to get an  "official copy"
follow these instructions ,
1. if you don't know your FRN start at (a)
2. if you know your FRN  skip down  to line (d)   
(b)    put in your call sign, click on Continue
(c)    from this page copy down your FRN.

(d)    now go to
(e)    login                          if you don't have a login...  create one
(f)    now you should see you call sign,  (now here's the tricky part) , 
(g)    FIND  "or download your official electronic authorizations now.
(h)    it's in a green box across the top part area the page.
(I)    OK, click the word   NOW

2. Your license will be downloaded to your computer as a PDF file.
      (how this PDF  is presented on your browser is  anyone's  guess, 
       every browser  seems to be different,    BUT the PDF is  there somewhere,)

     PRINT IT,
in fact  print it twice, you need a copy to give the VEC.


 5,  ITS Highly unlikely, BUT
If you have an unexpired CSCE that you  haven't received a license for.
{You may NEED to bring it)  (If you think you fall into this category, CALL US)
The original CSCE  


still confused, contact
Mike Vaughn WB7DNU 


 FYI: If you fail any test element, to retake that element costs another $15.
 FYI: Calculators are allowed except those that  remember formula's in the memories.
     NOTE!   iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices  may NOT be used.
Extra info:

All of the exams start at 2:00 PM sharp at the Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204.  
I have reserved the large room on the North end on the first floor of the library for each exam session.  
I have the room reserved from 1:30 PM until 4:00 PM, so candidates can come early and get seated before the exam.  
All candidates must bring a photo ID or two other forms of ID such as a social security card and a birth certificate 
or a business envelope with their name and address.  
The test fee is $15.00 and covers all the tests, unless you wish to retake an exams you failed, at which time it will be 
another $15 .

Mike Vaughn  WB7DNU

                                                            IF you need to  RENEW your license, 
                                                            or, MODIFY  YOU LICENSE
                                                                         HERE'S HELP  Link