The East River Amateur Radio Club will host the W8ZBR (ARRL affiliated and accredited) VE team at club headquarters, 704 Bland Street, Room 523, Bluefield, WV 24701. Amateur Radio Exams are scheduled quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, and Nov). Exams are held on the second Saturday of the given month at 9:00

We will offer Technician Class testing and upgrades to General and Extra for current license holders.

You must have the following with you; if any of these items are an issue, don't hesitate to get in touch with Berlon at or 304.910.6333  A.S.A.P

·         FRN: (FCC Registration Number) to get your FRN go to: This is a very simple process!

·         Picture ID; if you are a minor, please get in touch with Berlon- 304.910.6333 for those ID requirements

·         This exam is computer-based; we will provide the device needed.  Paper testing will be used as a back-up

·         You should be able to check your email from the test site.

·         The PIN given to you when (If) you pre-registered. If you do not pre-register, come at least 30 minutes early. Make sure Berlon knows beforehand that you will need to register on the morning of the test.

·         If you are here to upgrade your license; you must have a copy of your current license, if the FCC has not issued you a callsign; your CSCE from your last testing session.  (You can follow this link for instructions on obtaining your current license.)

·         Please bring precisely 15.00 cash or a check made out to the East River Amateur Radio Club V.E. Team. Unfortunately, we can not process a credit card payment.

You may pre-register for this testing session at (you do not have to have an account with Hamstudy to register). First, go to "Find a session" = ERARC Testing Session. Then, register, write down the PIN, and print the email sent to you. (Bring the email to the test session)

We look forward to seeing you there!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Berlon Roberts   304.910.6333