Old Barney

VE Testing


Take the Test and Earn Your License!

The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club hosts VE sessions on the first Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 pm, followed by our monthly business meeting at 7:30 pm, at the Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Blvd, Manahawkin, NJ 08050*

What to bring:

  • Two forms of identification, one of which MUST be a photo ID such as a driver's license or school ID, the other can be something with the same name such as a credit card.
  • A $15 fee for the VE session.
  • A calculator, if you want to use one, it must be non-programmable
  • If you are upgrading your license class, the original or an official FCC copy of your current license which remains with your application.

Although walk-ins are allowed we would appreciate it if you could call to let us know you will be there.

For information, or to let us know you will be there, please contact Rick Kennard, N2RPQ at 732-620-5252 or by email at n2rpq@arrl.net.

As a bonus...When you take take a VE test with us and earn your license, we offer a free first year of membership to our club!

* Please note, the VE session and regular meeting for the months of June and November may be held at a different location due to elections. Please check our main page to see if an alternate meeting location is listed.


Need Help Preparing?

There are several great resources to help you learn what you need to know to pass the tests.


The ARRL offers study guides for each level of licensing, as well as, online exam review sessions. You don't have to be a member of the ARRL to use these resources. Visit the ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio™ web page for more information.

Another useful site for practice testing is W1UL's ham-cram.com website which offers free training and practice tests. W1UL works hard to prepare you for the questions you are most likely to see on the test.