Testing - Exams in Sitka

Volunteer Examiner Coordinator

  The Anchorage Amateur Radio Club sponsors testing for all classes of Amateur Radio license, operating as the Anchorage Volunteer Examiner Coordinator. The Anchorage ARC VEC was the first VEC in the nation to be certified, and likewise was the first to give an exam. 

Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub is happy they have accepted to be our VEC.

When & Where

 Test sessions are generally held on the first Saturday of each month from 12:00-13:30 at Harrigan Centennial Hall Room 7. 


Exam fee is $15 and there are no restrictions. Youngsters

17 and under can take the test for free. Contact Darryl with questions. 

Technician - General - Extra

Instructional material, books and other helpful study information is available to you from SHARK.

Exams in Sitka

Our volunteer examiners are available for you to take any or all your tests.  Technician class, General class and Extra class tests can all be taken here when you're ready.


Books for Study

SHARK has loaner books for any of the l

Amateur license class you would like to test for. We only use Gordon West books.

On line practice tests


We want you to succeed. Don't get discouraged help is available. 

Study Groups

The buddy system works for a lot of people and if you and a friend happen to both be interested in taking your exam this could work for you.

The Exam Pool of Questions

  1. Technician Class Question Pool is 423 questions. The test has 35 questions pulled from the pool. You must get 26 correct answers to pass the exam.
  2. General Class Question Pool is 462 questions. The test has 35 questions pulled from the pool. You must get 26 correct answers to pass the exam.
  3. Extra Class Question Pool is 712 questions. The test has 50 questions pulled from the pool. You must get 37 correct answers to pass the exam.

FCC Part 97

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations part 97.1 Basis and Purpose are designed to  provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose  as expressed in the following principles:

  1. Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.  
  2. Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.  
  3. Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the art.  
  4. Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts. 
  5. Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill.

(Information is available on the ARRL website.) http://www.arrl.org/