Amateur Radio License and Emergency Communications Test !
Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club
Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club
Twin County Regional Hospital
200 Hospital Drive
Galax, Virginia 24333
Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club VE testing is now on a quarterly schedule.  Our next regular test session is scheduled for June 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM.   This test will be our the Briarpatch ARC Field Day site at Higher Ground Camp Ground on Ground Hog Mountain.

This site will post information on testing date, time and location.  Normally we test at the Twin County Regional Hospital.  Come to the main hospital entrance.   We also give tests at special sites when classes for licensing have been completed.  Click the registration tab above to signup for a test session.  OUR TEST ARE FREE !

Advanced schedule for the year 2014 is April 10, July 10 and October 9th.  Other test may be given at special times.
This page was last updated: June 17, 2014
Our upcoming test will be under the Laurel VEC organization.  This means that the testing will be free to all that participate.  Please click on the registration link above and fill out the short form to let us know that you are planning on testing with us.  You may print off a form 605 from a link above and we will also have blank 605s at the test site.  You will need two forms of IDs and if you have a current Amateur Radio License bring a copy of your license that we can keep to send in with your test.  If you have questions, give Tom MacMullan, KI4ONE a call at 276-728-5264.  We also accept walk-ins.
If you have questions, contact Tom MacMullan, KI4ONE-VE Coordinator here.
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We will have a special test session at our Field Day site at Higher Ground Camp Ground, near the Patrick and Carroll County boarder.  Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway from the west,  you will turn right after passing mile post 190.  This site is located just south of the Parkway. 

All test will be given at no charge to the person testing.  Bring 2 IDs.  If you are upgrading bring  a copy of your license that you can leave with the VEs so that it can be submitted with your test.
Emergency Communications Test

We will also be giving test for "Introduction to Emergency Communications", EC-001.  This is now the basic course for emergency communications.  EC-016 which is the management level course can only be taken online.  If you want to do field testing for EC-001, you must bring a copy of your certificate for ICS-100 and ICS-700.  ICS-100 and 700 are now a requirement for EC-001.  The cost for testing for emergency communications is $16.00.  There is no charge for Amateur Radio license exam or license.