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GEARS Volunteer Examiner Coordinator

The GEARS VEC Committee is a group of volunteer examiners who are authorized by the FCC to provide examinations for amateur radio licenses. The exams are given six time a year will be held at the Butte County Search & Rescue at 2591 Morrow Lane in Chico. The cost of the exam is $6.50 you can take more that one exam for the same cost. The exam sessions start at 2:00 PM.

  June 1st   August 3rd   October 5th   December 7th
(The current Technician Class Question Pool is valid until June 30, 2014.) 
Candidates should bring these items to the session
Two forms of identification. One must be a recognizable photo, current driver’s license, state ID card, school ID, passport. If applicable, an unexpired Certificate of Successful Completion Examination (CSCE), the CSCE are valid for one year from the date of issue.

Please bring a current copy of your ham license.

You may bring a calculator, however memories must be cleared before the exam session starts.
Question Pool Schedule

Technician Element 2 effective July 1, 2010 is valid until June 30, 2014.

General Element 3 effective July 1, 2011 is valid until June 30, 2015.

Extra Element 4 effective July 1, 2012 is valid until June 30, 2016.

NCVEC Form 605 - This form is to be used for new license applications, upgrades, license renewals, address change and systematic call sign changes. Submit this form to the GEARS VEC. Do not send this form to the FCC.
Gene Wright, WA6ZRT
(530) 345-3515