VE Testing available Online

There is a new online option for getting your Amateur Radio license exam completed. You can check out the ALLNY sessions list and registration at the following link.

Also, if you need to study prior to taking the exam you can check out this link.

Ham Study can also help you study for the exam ahead of time so you feel prepared before you take the exam.

Starting in May we’ll be running 2 sessions per month (2nd Tuesday and 3rd Sunday). Sessions are already live and accepting applicants, see

May 2023 session dates and times will be:
Tuesday May 9th @ 8 pm
Sunday May 21st @ 7 pm

So if you know someone who is looking to upgrade or want’s to take the test to get their fist step license then check out the links above.


Reminder about 2023 CVARA Bullthistle Hamfest!

Hello All!

The CVARA Bullthistle Hamfest is quickly approaching!

Who: The Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association, Inc
What: Bullthistle Hamfest
Where: St. Bartholemew’s Parish Center, Norwich, NY
When: Saturday, April 15th, 2023, 7am to 12 Noon
Why: Because… Why Not!

If you are interested in having a vendor table at our hamfest, PLEASE
let us know! We have plenty of tables available. There is a Paypal link
on our website, to reserve vendor tables. When
submitting payments, please add your name and a contact phone number in
either the comment field or in a follow up email to

Attached is a PDF copy of our flyer. PLEASE SHARE IT FAR & WIDE!!!

73 & hope to see you at the Bullthistle Hamfest!

Matthew Jenne
Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association, Inc.

POTA Plaque Event this June 2023

This year on June 3, 2023 at 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC June 4, 2023. For those in the Eastern timezone that is from June 2nd at 8 pm (2000 hrs) through 7 pm (1900 hrs). There are different award categories for Activators and Hunters also there is a Club award section. All bands and modes are allowed with the exception of the WARC bands of 60M, 30M, 17M, and 12M.

If you want further information it can be found here.