Important – effective March 1, 2019 you MUST have an FRN prior to applying to take an exam. We will no longer be able to accept your Social Security Number in place of an FRN. You may register with the FCC and receive your free FRN at this LINK.



In view of many factors it has become necessary to suspend any upcoming examination sessions. I did not wish to have to do this, but it would be unsafe for everyone involved to ignore the obvious risks associated with the close social contact that would be required to properly hold and monitor a license examination session. As soon as possible after the COVID-19 infection and death rate has peaked and begun to decline, a session, or sessions, will be scheduled to obtain or upgrade your license. It is anticipated that this will not occur until after the Governor lifts his travel and stay at home restrictions.  If you would like to be placed on a “waiting list” please email and you will be contacted as soon as sessions are once again available. These sessions will not necessarily be on the normal second Saturday of the month, so if you have a preferred day of the week and time of day please let me know in your email. The team of examiners will try our best to get going as soon as practical and hold as many sessions as needed until things return to “normal”, whenever and whatever that turns out to be. Mike KA6IYS – Lead Examiner


Examinations for obtaining or upgrading an amateur radio license are available after each meeting of the Sequoia Amateur Radio Group. The meetings start at 9:30 AM and the exams usually start around 10:30 AM. There is no meeting or exam session in the month of December. Exams are $5.00 and administrative upgrades are $2.00 and are processed through the Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group Volunteer Exam Coordinator. Participants should bring the original of any successful completion of examination currently pending that will be used as credit to upgrade an existing license. They should also bring a government issued photo ID. Exact change is appreciated.

Walk-ins are not guaranteed, please call or email in at least one day in advance to be sure testing will be available. Contact Mike Higgins KA6IYS at (760) 378-1028 for your reservation. The question pool for the Extra Class exam will be changing on July 1, 2020. All exams prior to July 1, 2020 will use the current pool, all exams on or after July 1, 2020 will use the new pool. Effective Mar 1, 2019 you MUST have a Federal Registration Number (FRN) BEFORE you apply for a new license. Click on Pre-Arrival info below for more information.

Want to get a head start?
Review this document:     Pre-Arrival Info
Download an Application for exam: Form 605

Want to renew or make changes to your license for free directly with the FCC? Use this LINK.

The master question pool is available from the National Conference of Volunteer Exam Coordinators  NCVEC.  The questions in the pool with the incorrect answers removed are located below.

 2018-2022 Tech Pool

2019-2023 General Question Pool

2016-2020 Extra Pool For use BEFORE July 1, 2020

2020-2024 Extra  Pool For use AFTER July 1, 2020

You may also take practice exams at QRZ.COM, EHAM.NET, or other locations on the internet.