Aurora ARG Exam Testimonials

This page is dedicated to allowing those who have willingly expressed permission to have their comments posted relating to their exam experience with the Aurora Amateur Radio Group.  For those who are reading this page for the first time, you are seeing the results of a dedicated team of volunteers who come together and provide an amazing service.  Don't just take our word for it...read the comments below and give our remote testing service a try!  You'll be glad you did.

January 2023

RICKY P WROTE . . .
Fun and experienced VEs.  They get straight to business and will get you out of there if you need to go, or hang back and chat until their next session.  Lots of additional information can be learned at that time.  Take advantage of their knowledge!

T MARK M WROTE . . .
Great group of examiners.

GLENN M WROTE . . .
The entire crew was great.  They were calm, efficient, and kind.  They made the exam experience as stress-free as possible.

KIRK K WROTE . . .
Great experience.  Quick and easy.  Examiners were friendly and put me at ease.  Will return for General and Extra exams.  Would highly recommend to anyone seeking to get their Technician, General and or Extra.  Blessing to all for what you do.

BRIAN K WROTE . . .
Very professional setup!  The logistics of taking an online exam had me a bit concerned, but AARG, through very clear communications, simplified the process.

NORMA P WROTE . . .
Great proctors and very responsive.

WALDEMAR B WROTE . . .
I've just finished my tests - and passed both Technician and General - with AARG.  This team is amazing!  I was really impressed not only with the very high quality of the organization and professionalism, but also with the way they handled the whole process.  It was an outstanding experience and I certainly recommend AARG.  Thank you all.

KEVIN U WROTE . . .
I have now taken both my Technician and General license exams with Aurora.  I would not do it anywhere else! My plan is to join this club as well as become a Volunteer Examiner so I can give something back to the hobby.  While I am a member of 2 clubs here in NY, I just find the folks at Aurora to be amazing!  Who knows, maybe I can even get to visit someday.

MIRIAM P WROTE . . .
Everyone involved was very nice and helpful.

CHRIS C WROTE . . .
You guys do great work and I always recommend using you for others looking to take their test.

MICHAEL H WROTE . . .
The AARG process is seamless and worked very well for me.  I really do appreciate the on-line test taking process and really hope it stays in place.  The VE's were awesome and although the instructions and pre-test communications are a bit lengthy, having that information well in advance of the test truly did take some of the test-day anxiety and wonder away for me, so all that advance information allowed me to keep my 'remembering capacity' where it needed so I could successfully pass the 2 tests I took that day.  THANK YOU

RICKY P WROTE . . .
This was a very easy process, and the VEs were very professional and personable.  Thank you!

RICKY P WROTE . . .
I didn't realize remote examinations could be so fun!  The staff made it easy and very enjoyable.  I liked it so much.  I'm joining their VE ranks!

December 2022

MICHAEL R WROTE . . .
The instructions provided were thorough and well-made.  The video instructions helped speed up the pre-exam instruction time.

TODD C WROTE . . .
What an easy way to take the exam and a great resource for those in rural areas.

EVERLYNE C WROTE . . .
This was a great experience to take the test remotely.  The examiners were very helpful!

JOHN D WROTE . . .
Great experience.  Glad I found AARG.  The VEs on my Technician exam encouraged me to go on to General and I did.  I was into radio as a teen in the ‘60s and early ‘70s but life got in the way but now retired and glad to be back.

CANNON T WROTE . . .
The entire experience was flawless.  Even the complicated technical portions, i.e. multimonitor zooms switching in and out of various rooms, everything worked perfectly and no “technology stress” was endured.  That alone is remarkable!  The proctors were all human, if you will, which helped extinguish any anxieties as far as asking questions or seeking clarification.  Oh, and did I mention the process was FREE?  Wow.  A huge thanks to your organization and the fine men/women who have worked to establish such a successful procedure.  I found the correspondence to be timely, direct, and free of ad-lib.  Everything I received was pertinent and to the point.  It is a difficult thing to do, to write instructions a person won’t just skim over.  There was knowledge or instruction in each paragraph and each of my own questions were answered in reviewing such.  The zoom time was punctual and the technology worked great.  The entire experience was A+, I am grateful.  Thank you.

DENNIS M WROTE . . .
Everything was absolutely perfect.  The ve team was kind and very helpful in explaining everything clearly and concisely.  I couldn't wish for better service.  I can not think of anything that needs to be improved on the ve teams end.

DARRELL J WROTE . . .
What a great service, and a great group of examiners!  I am SO pleased that the Aurora Amateur Radio Group helped me move from Technician to General!  Thank you!!

ADAM B WROTE . . .
Very enjoyable positive experience.  VEs took all the stress away.

LUCA F WROTE . . .
Very pleasant and effortless testing experience.

JOHN C WROTE . . .
Great experience. Smooth, professional, entertaining process with a relaxed atmosphere.  Probably one of the best test environments I've experienced in a long time.

JESSUP W WROTE . . .
With not having a club or testing site within a few hours drive, the AARG made testing for my general possible in the comfort of my own home.  They were professional and laid out all the instructions very clearly.  I would highly recommend using thier service if remote testing fits your needs!

KASEY E WROTE . . .
Thank you for offering the ability for remote testing.  Everyone was friendly and the whole process went smoothly!

AARON M WROTE . . .
Another excellent experience upgrading to General.  Thanks for offering this service, it is an asset to anyone getting into amateur radio.

DARA B WROTE . . .
My day job involves giving a lot of similar remote training/testing so I really appreciate on a professional level how clear the instructions were  -  I can empathize with how hard it is to facilitate a service like this but everything was super straight forward and the staff were all very friendly.  Thanks again!

KOSTIK K WROTE . . .
Thank you all Aurora Amateur Radio volunteers! With your help I got my general license.  Whole examination process has been very professional, easy to follow, and very very friendly.  I was so surprised when immediately after registering exam I got a call from the club and got confirmation for examination.  You provide priceless service for the community.

THOMAS S WROTE . . .
I have already recommended AARG to several people including to some groups on Facebook.

CHUCK M WROTE . . .
Very professionally run.  I was impressed.

BERNARD C WROTE . . .
As a member of the State Guard here in Georgia it is indeed heart warming to meet unselfish individuals like yourselves who volunteer of their time so others alike myself can obtain certified / licensed skills that can be used in times of crisis and disaster for our Country.  Thanks for all that you do, and may God bless all of you.  KQ4EDG

WILLIAM B WROTE . . .
Great group of people to learn and test with.

CLARK J WROTE . . .
Great job!

AARON M WROTE . . .
The entire process was simple, easy to understand and with excellent communication throughout.  Two thumbs up!  I would 100% recommend AARG to anyone wanting to their license!  Thank you for an amazing experience.

DUNCAN B WROTE . . .
Very professional!

LLOYD F WROTE . . .
Very pleasant experience with straightforward instructions.  The VEs were supportive and had lots of tips after the exam for future education and radio use.  Overall a great experience.

TYLER B WROTE . . .
Very easy to navigate.  Knowledable and friendly proctors.

ROBERT P WROTE . . .
These guys are Awesome  My second testing with them Tech a month ago and General today.  Very professional would highly recommend them and have.

JOHN D WROTE . . .
Great examiners.  So happy I chose Aurora.  I will be studying for my General and will definitely use Aurora again.

THOMAS S WROTE . . .
Would like to meet the club members.

DAVE S WROTE . . .
I couldn't think of anything to improve in your entire system.  Everything works great!!

SEAN M WROTE . . .
Everyone was great.  I wished I had more time after the exam to hang out a chat a bit.  I look forward to coming back soon for the General exam.  Thanks for everything!

BRADEN R WROTE . . .
Probably one of the best online testing scenarios i have been part of.

JAMES K WROTE . . .
VEs were helpful, chill, and polite, definitely made the exams much more relaxed.

HAL C WROTE . . .
Stellar support from the exam crew.  The online method are easy and convenient.

November 2022

FRANK C WROTE . . .
Absolutely great group of guys in my session!  Clear and concise instructions and directions.  I am glad I found a date/time that worked for me with how often they do their tests compared to others.

CHI TAT L WROTE . . .
Enjoyable examination experience!

WILLIAM B WROTE . . .
This is an awesome group of people.  I will be testing with you all again!

DAN B WROTE . . .
This is an amazing place they make you fell like one of them like a brother very helpfull and cant stress enough if you want to do it online.  You will not find another place where you feel some type of way in a good way.

JONATHAN G WROTE . . .
You guys did great!  Professional, nice, thorough, to-the-point.  Thank you!

LIAM G WROTE . . .
Great job, everybody was super nice and I had a great time.

SCHUYLER A WROTE . . .
Thank you!  I really felt supported by the people helping.

ROBERT T WROTE . . .
Great testing experience, highly recommended!  VE's went out of their way to make sure everything went smoothly and stress free.  Thanks so much for what you all do.

STEPHEN Y WROTE . . .
Excellent group of VEs and the best study tools!  I passed the Technician exam first try, and have already registered for my General.  I highly recommend Aurora!  A well-honed process for effective testing.

RYAN M WROTE . . .
Thank you for the excellent service!  Very well organized and executed remote testing environment.  Great communication and information.  Top-notch professional operation and VEs!

JOSHUA E WROTE . . .
Testing process was very organized, clear and easy to use.

TRAVIS B WROTE . . .
I can't thank you guys enough.  There's no way I pass the test without you guys.  I took many practice exams on your platform and it's worth it's weight in gold.  May God bless you and thank you very much.

TRAVIS B WROTE . . .
Easy process, easy to use platform, and personable examiners.  They answered the questions I had and made sure I understood everything needed for a successful exam.  Nice work and I will use them in the future.

GIAN M WROTE . . .
Thank you very much for the opportunity to test remotely.  Without you I would have not been able to go from technician to amateur extra in one week.  Strongly recommended.

CHI TAT L WROTE . . .
Enjoy nicely, helpful and professional experience.

STEPHEN W WROTE . . .
A very "smooth" process.  The VEs made the experience as least stressful as possible and it appeared they wanted you to suceeds.  Kudos to this organization!!!!  Keep up the good work for the Amateur Radio Community!

ROBERT P WROTE . . .
Everyone was so amazing and making sure I understood every detail as we went along.  Would Highly Recommend to anyone in the Future

DANIEL C WROTE . . .
Thank y'all, it was amazing being able to test with y'all.  You were very friendly and helpful.

MATTHEW R WROTE . . .
This was a very positive exam experience, and I would definitely direct anyone looking for a remote exam to AARG.  Everyone involved clearly endeavored to make the remote exam process as painless as possible.  As a first responder, I especially appreciate the effort to provide VE sessions at no cost to first responders and those with military service.
    If pressed to come up with criticism, I would have only two minor comments.  First, I still had to do some camera tweaking once in the exam room.  It would have been helpful if ES&S had picked up on the video quality issue before I was sent into the exam room, but I certainly understand how it would be hard to pick up on this with a number of examinees to process through.
    Also, the exam website worked fine, but having used the examtools.org platform for an in-person VE session, I found that one to be a little more user friendly.
    Again, thank you for a pleasant exam experience.

October 2022

CHI TAT L WROTE . . .
Effective, efficiency and smoothly remote examination experience.  Very helpful VE and support team!

DENNIS M WROTE . . .
Everything went great.  I tested for general and extra and aside from my failing the extra exam it went without a hitch  Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.

REED A WROTE . . .
The as possible, and I came out of my exam even more excited about joining the ham community.  VE/VECs were very comfortable with administering exams, and the test experience was predictable and professional - thanks to the group, I had no stress about using an online-administered exam.

CINDY S WROTE . . .
I really appreciated the attention to detail involved in every step of the testing process.  I’d originally thought it would be too complicated to do the exam online, but your process made it pretty simple.  On top of that, everyone I spoke with was friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging.  Thank you!

EUGENE S WROTE . . .
The folks that got me prepared before the examination on zoom was extremely helpful in getting me ready for the examination.  They were very kind and patient while guiding me through the step with my computer set up.  The Examiners was really great and welcoming.  All of them made me feel comfortable and welcomed. Talking to wonderful people like them helped eased my jitters about taking the test.  Thank you for taking the time to helping others like myself trying to get our license.  It is very much appreciated.  Thanks again.

JOHN C WROTE . . .
I especially remember Brandin's excellent pre-test speech for the wittiness.  I had issues signing up with hamexamgen.org as they expected payment during registration, so I didn't know if I was signed on or not until someone called me last week.

SHEUNG L WROTE . . .
Online testing delays may be reduced by asking applicant if novice/familiar/expert at Zoom meetings.  Can then adjust scheduling, applicant/VE mix, etc. for those who'll need more help and time.

CARSON G WROTE . . .
Awesome job!

HAL C WROTE . . .
Very pleasant experience.

DOUGLAS H WROTE . . .
The entire team was a pleasure to meet with.  Quickly eased the stress of taking a test.  Looking forward to my upgrade with the Aurora team.

KEVIN S WROTE . . .
Well done!  Well organized and it certainly streamlined the process for upgrading my license.  Great and friendly team.  Thank you!

ALEXANDER C WROTE . . .
Amazing, professional, and friendly.

ZENO D WROTE . . .
The group at AARG did not only excellently administer the test and help me obtain my license, they went above in beyond in giving helpful advice to this new ham and provided me with contacts of individuals who could get me started, tools, and much more.  My experience was overwhelmingly positive and the AARG group made the experience something more than enjoyable.

DANIEL A WROTE . . .
Everyone was very friendly and the experience was great.  Thank you so much for doing this!

RON A WROTE . . .
First class operation, thank you.

RENE RB WROTE . . .
You guys were amazing, I immediately felt welcome and was very glad to add another country to your list if people taking exams while deployed in the military!!!!!

MATTHEW T WROTE . . .
The whole process was intuitive and extremely informational from beginning to end.  Multiple emails with clear and detailed instructions.  The examiners during my session were professional, friendly, and enthusiastic about the hobby.  This is definitely a great introduction to my new hobby.

JOHN G WROTE . . .
Thank you for providing such a convenient and collegial testing environment.  Top notch in every way.  I will recommend your club to everyone seeking to test!

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