VEC Testing

McArc is prepared to conduct ARRL License Examination Testing each SECOND Saturday of the month at the Hondo Community Center, located at the Creekwood Community Center between Castroville and Hondo, TX. Corner of County Road 458 and County Road 4510, in Creekwood Subdivision. Refer to VE Test Schedule. Persons wishing to take an examination for a new license or upgrade must pre-register no later than ten (10) days prior to the test day by contacting VEC Coordinator. To pre-register click here.

Test candidates must sign in at the test site beginning at 10:15 AM until 10:45 AM Testing begins at 10:45 AM. Note that if no candidates pre-register the test will be cancelled. Similarly, if no candidates sign-in by 10:45 AM, the VE team will be released, the session closed, and the site secured. Prior arrangements must be made if special needs are to be accommodated.

Please bring a valid picture ID, a copy of your current amateur radio license with the original, a copy of any current CSCE along with the original, and beginning January 1, 2005 the test fee is $15.00. Correct change or a personal check made out to the ARRL is greatly appreciated.

For information on other test sites visit the American Radio Relay League web site at