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.
GEARS VEC EXAMINATIONS FOR 2014.
August 3rd October 5th December 7th
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. A #2 pencil and a black ink pen.
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, 2014 is valid until June 30, 2018.
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.
*New Technician Question Pool now in effect.
WHEN YOU PASS YOUR EXAM.
The GEARS VEC is an FCC VEC. When candidates pass their exam the results go directly to the FCC. New licensees will know their new call sign by Tuesday or Wednesday from a call from the GEARS VEC.
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 the 605 form to the FCC.
Tom Rider, W6JS