DEF CON Exam Info

DEF CON Ham Radio Exams

Want a license? We're doing ham radio license exams at DEF CON 23 on (tentative) Sunday, August 9 at 12PM in the Crypto/Privacy Village. Here's what you need to know.

When is the exam?

(Tentative) Sunday, August 9, at 12PM.

Where is the exam?

In the Crypto/Privacy (EFF) Village. It's marked on the map, and in your program.

Is there a DEF CON cram session for the tech license?

Yes! The DEF CON Wireless Village is holding a cram session Sunday, 9AM-12PM; you can pick up what you need to know just in time to take the exam!

What do I need to bring? Where can I learn more about the exam?

At the Exam page we have a page full of resources to help you.

I already have my ham license. Can I help?

Yes, please! We need all the VEs we can get. If you're General class or above, you can become a VE (via ARRL/VE) pretty easily; email k3qb -at- arrl -dot- net to get on the VE list and find out about what you need to do. Yes, we need Generals too, not just Extras!