Rio Grande Valley
Amateur Radio License and Emergency Communicator Examinations Schedule

Important Exam Information

The following schedule of Examination Team Liaison.The Fee to take the Amateur Radio License test is $15.00. Applicants may take as many examinations elements as they can successfully pass during a session for the one fee.

Another fee is charged to retake a failed examination. Exact currency amount is required or a check made out to "ARRL/VEC". No photocopy capability is avaliable at the test sites, so be sure to bring any required photocopies to be given to the exam team to forward to the VEC. Change cannot be made, so bring exact cash or your checkbook.

Examination Teams and Locations

Rio Grande Valley Amateur Radio Club (RGVARC) License Test

Exam Time & Date: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Every second Tuesday of each month.
Location: C.E.E.D Building Mission Texas (due to Covid 19)
801 N. Bryan Rd.
Mission, TX 78572
Exam Liaison: David Waldridge, WA5MMY
Contact: David Waldridge - WA5MMY via email WA5MMY@ARRL.NET 
(Please do not contact the Fire Department for information)


We are an ARRL testing team. Test fee is $15.00 cash only (no checks please). You need an FCC frn# or your SS# and a legal photo ID.

(If you are a Ham and are upgrading) bring a copy of your license and a copy of a CSCE if you are claiming credit for a previously taken test.

Harlingen Area VE Team (HVET) Radio License Test at VBMC

Pre-Registration of applicants by telephone is required by calling the contact person listed below at least 24 hours in advance.

Exam Beginning Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Robert Dodson KD5KCV - 956-367-7129 kd5kcv77@gmail.com
             Frank Rodriguez KG5W 956-312-5303  knightrider78028@yahoo.com

CHARRO Amateur Radio Club License Test

Walk-Ins Accepted when exam sessions are conducted

Exam Beginning Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Sunrise Mall Food Court / 2370 N. Expressway 83, Brownsville
Exam Liaison: Jerry Rogers, KB5TMC (KB5TMC@JUNO.COM)
Contact: Jerry Rogers - KB5TMC (956) 546-5247 or (956) 216-2388