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ECDXA Sponsored VE Session Information

ECDXA VE Sessions Are Affiliated With The ARRL VEC
Date Time Location - Driving Directions - Maps
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Updated July 25 2009
Information On ECDXA Sponsored VE Sessions Will Be Posted Here When Its Available

Online Practice Tests, Using The Approved Question Pool, Are Available From These And Other Websites

AA9PW FCC Amateur Radio Practice Pages
http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/ 

QRZ.COM
http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl 

Information about additional National, Regional And Local VE Sessions can be found on the ARRL's Exam Search Webpage

Information On National, Regional And Local Amateur Radio Classes Is Also Available From The ARRL Website

Information For ARRL Affiliated Volunteer Examiners

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Please Note: As Of January 1, 2005, the Current Test Fee is $14.00
On January 1 2009, The Test Fee Increased To $15.00 As Per The ARRL VEC

Location Driving Directions
Paramus Congregational Church 205 Spring Valley Road Paramus, NJ

From Route 17 North or South in Paramus NJ, exit at the Century Road Exit and go East on Century Road towards River Edge. At the Second Stop light make a left onto Spring Valley Road (Landmark - Paramus High School will be on your left at the second light). The Paramus Congregational Church is the second Church on the left approximately 4/10th of a mile North Of Century Road. 

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GPS Coordinates: N 40.93140 - W 74.05530 

Camp Veritans

225 Pompton Road Haledon, NJ

Camp Veritans is located at Entry #1 to William Paterson College off of Pompton Road in Haledon, New Jersey.

From Rt 4 West in Paramus, take Route 4 West and merge onto Route 208 North.  Exit at the 2nd Goffle Road exit - (towards Paterson - going South) - take Goffle Road South for about 2 miles into Prospect Park, NJ.

At the split in the road, take the right road (8th Avenue). Continue on 8th Avenue South, it will turn into 6th Avenue, to the dead-end (going uphill into the town of Prospect Park, NJ)  and make a Right Turn onto Haledon Avenue. Continue on Haledon Road for about a mile, bearing left onto Pompton Road (Haledon Road turns into Pompton Road just after crossing Belmont Road) and go up the hill towards Entry #1 for William Paterson College. The entrance to Camp Veritans will be on your right 0.5 miles from the intersection of Haledon Avenue and Belmont Road.

After entering onto the Camp property, go past the main building and follow the road around to the right, to behind the main building and go to the Activity Center.

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GPS Coordinates: N 40.94254 - W 74.19483

Ramsey NJ Ambulance Squad Building South Island Avenue At Prospect Street Ramsey NJ

From Route 17 North or South, exit at the Lake Street Exit and proceed West on Lake Street entering the Borough of Ramsey. After crossing over Franklin Turnpike, (Lake Street becomes Main Street) Turn Left onto South Island Avenue (just West of the Ramsey High School). The Ambulance Squad Building is the last building on the Right, just past the Rescue Squad Building before Prospect Street. Off street Parking is available in the rear.

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GPS Coordinates: N 41.05636 - W 74.13697

Triboro Volunteer Ambulance Corp Mill Road, Park Ridge NJ

From the Garden State Parkway North, take Exit 172 onto Grand Avenue East. Make Right Turn onto Mill Road (first right after Pascack Road) in Park Ridge and go past the reservoir that will be on the Left. The Ambulance Corp building is on the Left before you get to Pascack Road.

From NJ Rt 17 North or South in Ramsey NJ, take Lake Street Exit onto Lake Street East. Lake Street East becomes Grand Avenue East. Proceed East on Grand Avenue and turn Right onto Mill Road (first Right after Pascack Road) in Park Ridge. Go past the reservoir that will be on the Left. The Ambulance Corp building is on the Left before you get to Pascack Road.

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GPS Coordinates N 41.03695 - W 74.03964

Hudson County NJ OEM 595 County Avenue, Secaucus, NJ

From NJ Turnpike North - Eastern Spur, take Exit #16E (Secaucus/Lincoln Tunnel). After the toll booth stay to the left side. Go through the toll booth and proceed straight towards Secaucus to the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp. At the traffic light, turn left onto Paterson Plank Road. Go to the next traffic light. At this traffic light, turn left onto County Avenue. At the 2nd traffic light, turn right into the Meadowview complex.

From NJ Turnpike South - Eastern Spur, take Exit #17E (Secaucus / Lincoln Tunnel). After going through the toll booth take the exit ramp on the immediate right towards Secaucus. Go to the traffic light. At the traffic light, turn left onto Paterson Plank Road. Go to the first traffic light. At this traffic light, turn left onto County Avenue. At the 2nd traffic light turn right into the Meadowview complex.

From Route 3 East in Secaucus NJ - Exit onto the Secaucus Frontage Road (Service Road). From the Service Road, turn right onto Roosevelt Avenue. Go to the traffic light.  Turn left onto Paterson Plank Road. At the next traffic light, turn right onto County Avenue. On County Avenue, at the 2nd traffic light, turn right into the Meadowview complex.

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GPS Coordinates: N 40.78434 - W 74.05641


Have You Recently Taken An Amateur Radio Exam? Are You Curious About The Status Of Your New Callsign?

For those who have recently taken an Exam, you can check the FCC Website for the processing status of your new license or upgrade. For those of you taking your first Amateur Radio Exam, as soon as your Callsign is listed on the FCC Website you are ready to transmit!

To Check, start by Clicking Here or Click On the FCC Icon below. From the Drop Down Box, Select By Licensee Name, and Type Your Last Name in the Search Field. Then Click on the Search Button. Many times the turn-around time for a new License is under one week, but many factors including a high volume of new and updated licenses to process can delay this.

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To Check On Your License Status

Vanity Callsign Info

The ECDXA Sponsored VE Team Can Process Your Standard And Vanity Callsign FCC License Renewals
This Applies To Both ARRL Members and Non-ARRL Members 
This Service Is Now Available From ECDXA Through The ARRL VEC Program
More Information Is Available Here

How To Apply For A Vanity Callsign

Already Have A Vanity Callsign? - Remember The Vanity Fee Also Applies To Your Renewal!

FCC Clarifies The Vanity Callsign Renewal Process