Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach 


Text Box: Testing
The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach provides amateur radio license testing for $5.00 on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM.  The test location is at The American Red Cross
located at 3150 E 29th Street in Long Beach, between Redondo & Temple.
Pre-registration is recommended through Louise Chapman (N6ELK), at 562-429-1355 or  When you pre-register your GLAARG Form 605X will be ready to sign when you come in to test.  Walk-in applicants are accepted to the sessions capacity.
On test day, bring a government issue photo ID. If you are taking the Technician license test, you will also need your Social Security Number, or your FRN number. If you are upgrading to General or Amateur Extra class license, you must bring a signed copy of your current license, or a copy of each Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination element (CSCE) you with to present for credit. These copy's of your  license, and or any CSCE is turned in with your form 605X and your test answer sheet to the FCC. Your copy's will not be returned to you, so  please Do Not bring your originals. 
Test Dates for 2016


Field Day Testing
The annual Field Day test by the Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach is an ARRL - VEC special test.  It is scheduled to be outdoors on Saturday at 1:30 p.m at the ARALB club field day.  ARRL has set the cost of the test at $15.00.  Check back to this web page for the date and location.  Walk-ins are always welcome.
If any special accommodations are needed, you must register in advance 
to insure your needs can be met and the necessary staff is available to assist.
Special Group Testing Sessions
Group testing sessions at other times and locations may be arranged in advance through the ARALB VE-in-charge.  The session VEC is typically an ARRL VEC with a testing fee of $15.00 for a single setting. 
Steve Snider (KJ6FWQ) cell 562-290-2314 email

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