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.

September 2022

DEREK P WROTE . . .
I had taken my technician license a few years ago after COVID-19 hit through AARG and was very impressed and pleased with the entire experience!  Thanks so much helping me achieve my General!

CODY D WROTE . . .
Outstanding group of people, easy instructions, easy process, 10/10

MARC K WROTE . . .
Everyone was terrific.  I will consider being a VE later!

PHILLIP H WROTE . . .
Great process and nice people.  The advice and stories at the end were great.

ANTHONY P WROTE . . .
The remote testing process was very smooth.  Instructions provided were clear and easy to follow.  Volunteer examiners were very friendly and set a positive environment for the remote exam.  I recommend AARG to anyone looking to complete their amateur testing remotely.

JOHN T WROTE . . .
Very enjoyable experience.  Need more experience before looking at VE.

August 2022

SAROJ R WROTE . . .
Your station was the only test center which clearly laid out the requirements for US Citizens traveling outside US for extended period.  I understand that it is going to stop for general citizens but I really appreciate your effort on it to help those traveling abroad for extensive periods.  Special shout out to Brandin for great support.

JOHN B WROTE . . .
I really appreciate this opportunity to take my HAM test from the comfort of home.  Aurora Amateur Radio Group is very veteran friendly organization to extend this service to me.  I personally don't know any prospective HAMs yet, but when I meet one, AARG will be highly recommended.  I look forward to coming back for my General test in the very near future.

CURTIS B WROTE . . .
That was a great experience.  Everyone was super professional and nice.  I was nervous at first but quickly felt comfortable because everyone was so professional and kind.  Thank you for volunteering your time!

CHRIS K WROTE . . .
It would be great to get feedback on the questions wrong.

STEVEN B WROTE . . .
I remember the day I showed up for my Technician class exam in 2008.  I saw the Advanced guys with their scientific calculators testing.  And I thought to myself I wish I could do that but It will never happen, I'm just not smart enough (still true) But there was another way:  persistence, practice, encouragement and guidance from other HAMS.  That is what got me over the hump.  I wanted a perfect score but I passed and for that I thank everyone especially the one up above.  I'm so impressed with the ops I met at Aurora who were an "Extra" spicey side dish on my exam plate and I am truly humbled.
    I decided to engage the "preselector" of education.  Ham Radio embodies the true spirit of volunteerism in emergency communication service and international friendship.  Radio is in everything and from now on my phonetic for "A" will be Aurora!!!!!  A million thanks to all!

JOSHUA W WROTE . . .
Everything was smooth and everyone was very pleasant.  Happy with how it all went.

JONATHAN X WROTE . . .
Hi, this is Jonathan, the candidate who earned his Technician and General at the most recent testing session.  I don't normally fill out feedback surveys, so it should really serve as a reflection of how impressed I've been with my experience, that I'm filling this one out.
    Bottom line up front, I don't have a single complaint about any aspect of my experience, the testing website, or any of the lovely VEs and VEs-in-training who proctored my exam.  My only complaint is with the quality of my education, for not being able to praise them highly enough.  The staff kept in touch with me constantly throughout my registering and preparing for, and taking the exam, leaving no stone left unturned anywhere, whether it be the testing procedures I could expect on test day, or any slight delays, etc.
    Each and every one of the VEs and VEs-in-training were professional, kind, welcoming, and knowledgeable.  It was clear that each and every one of them had been trained and mentored by people just as professional, kind, welcoming, and knowledgeable as them, and that each and every one of them had strived to constantly refine those qualities and exercise them at all times, with the full knowledge that they would be amongst the first hams that any newcomer to the hobby would come across.
    I would even go so far as to say that this was the most professional group of people I have ever met in my life.  Although they're amateur radio operators, they conducted themselves and both of my examinations with levels of integrity, methodicalness, respect, and warmth that surpass most professionals in any profession.
    Also, they've got a wicked sense of humor! What's not to like about that?

RYAN W WROTE . . .
These folks are professional.  I was very impressed with the rigor and speed with which they administered my exams.  Consider becoming a VE with this club!

BRAD (PATRICK) B WROTE . . .
It was a very pleasant experience! Everyone was super friendly (even funny!), but also thorough and clear.  Couldn't ask for a better experience.  Thank you!

JUNE T WROTE . . .
Great process easy to follow the instructions really organized thank you.

July 2022

ALIAKSANDR V WROTE . . .
Really pleasant experience.

ROCKY M WROTE . . .
Very good way to take the exams.  The VE's are great!

TOM C WROTE . . .
"The Aurora Touch" - From this phenomenal first experience I had with AARG, that’s not just a lip service tag line this organization is throwing out there!  They have proven to be all that – and so much more!
    As a senior and being totally new to the world of Amateur Radio, along with less than minimal experience utilizing the Zoom online testing medium, the entire process for garnering my Technician ticket was as smooth, comfortable, streamlined, personable and efficient a process as I have ever had the pleasure of partaking in!
    The AARG VE’s, both pre and post exam, were welcoming, friendly, inviting and most informative!  This is one group of very dedicated and committed individuals who firmly believe in providing that personal and professional touch to back the organization’s claims.  They ARE the real deal!
    My recommendation to anyone investigating Amateur Radio Online Testing options, to check out the AARG and experience it for yourself.  You’ll be rewarded many fold for doing so!

DALE S WROTE . . .
The testing team truly wants you to succeed.  They are friendly and relaxed.  The communication before and after the exam is exceptional, as they do not make you guess or assume what will happen next.  Just read the emails, and listen to the team; the process will be efficient and painless.  I highly recommend AARG for online testing.

THOMAS B WROTE . . .
The team was excellent and encouraging, and they where very accomodating when I needed a retest.

ANTHONY L WROTE . . .
Everything was very smooth and painless.  Highly recommended.

RYAN W WROTE . . .
I was very impressed with the team's efficiency and professionalism.  They made the process painless and enjoyable.  S9.

ISAAC M WROTE . . .
The examiners we're extremely kind, welcoming, and encouraging.  They efficiently led me through the process of taking my exam and congratulated me after I passed.

RANDOLPH S WROTE . . .
Excellent group of VECs and service!

ALEXANDER B WROTE . . .
It was very professional and well organized, and I can tell you are all very passionate about radio.

CAMERON C WROTE . . .
Easy and to the point.  Thank you!

SEBASTIEN D WROTE . . .
The whole process was clear and extremely well orchestrated.  I have dealt with multiple professional exam centers (both remote and in-person) that were less organized than you guys were.  A big "thank you" to all the volunteers.

BRENDAN W WROTE . . .
With a new born, homeschool, and wokring, I currently can not volenteer, but would like to in the future.

SETH C WROTE . . .
Very professional, yet relaxed.  I had a great experience and would highly recommend AARG to anyone interested in testing.

MIGUEL R WROTE . . .
Great facilitation by lead and helpers.

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