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.

May 2022

JUSTIN H WROTE . . .
Really great experience working with you all and I can't thank you enough.

GERALD W WROTE . . .
This has been a great experience.  The VE Team has been welcoming, supportive & inspiring.

MORGAN D WROTE . . .
Fantastic experience.  Very helpful examiners and professionally done.  Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to test online.

ERIC W WROTE . . .
Thanks to Brandin and all the folks there.  It was nice to chat a bit after the test and see the community.  I felt really welcome, and I'm sure I will need help along the way, so thanks, and I'll be getting to know y'all better.

JAMES G WROTE . . .
I found this process to be incredibly straightforward and simple to follow.  I would change nothing!

WILLIAM J WROTE . . .
The whole process was very organized, easy to understand and efficient.  I look forward to testing with you guys in the future.

BRENT K WROTE . . .
The AARG VE team was professional and friendly.  I was delighted by the clear instructions, expectations, and process that the AARG has put together.  The remote exam process was painless and went without a hitch.

PHILLIP B WROTE . . .
Very encouraging team.  Thanks and God Bless.

ALIAKSANDR V WROTE . . .
Great team, amazing experience.

JOHN C WROTE . . .
Fine bunch of people.  Couldn't ask for a more pleasant and professional experience.

STUART J WROTE . . .
Great experience, thanks everyone.

BRET A WROTE . . .
Great experience, highly organized and professional group.  Very relaxing and friendly atmosphere.  Will highly recommend this club to anyone looking for certification.

April 2022

GERALD W WROTE . . .
The VE Team was humane to me while I was a bit dull re the Zoom process in general.

JOANNE C WROTE . . .
Thank you so much for providing this valuable service virtually!  There is a good chance I never would have gotten my license if I had not been able to do this online.  Your educational components and supports for new hams are fantastic!  I feel like I can keep learning and find my way in the ham world without blundering around looking like an idiot.  And now I see there is even a place for new hams to meet up, chat, and ask questions from experienced hams.  Thank you so much for helping me!  I will try to give back to help future hams.

CHRISTIAN O WROTE . . .
You for provided a highly organized platform for the examination process.  I appreciate the friendly engaging environment.

DOUGLAS S WROTE . . .
With the number of exam sessions that were available, to the quality of the instructions provided, the helpfulness of the VE team, and the ease of moving through the testing platform, the whole experience was well done from beginning to end.  The VE team clearly cared about making the process as stress free as possible.  Even after the exam, there was a social event for everyone who had taken the exam.  A clear indication that the folks of Aurora Amateur Radio Group care about the science, art, and the people of amateur radio.

SCOTT B WROTE . . .
Thank you for the discipline and work that it takes to put together a testing platform as professional as this one.  I am overly impressed with both the dedication and hospitality of the Aurora Amateur Radio Group.  I look forward to being a part of your group and the HAM community.

MICHAEL M WROTE . . .
Professional and courteous; super organized!

MATT B WROTE . . .
Awesome experience, very much appreciate everyone!

RACHEL B WROTE . . .
Super friendly and welcoming folks! The instructions were clear.  I appreciate being able to take both the Tech and General exams in the same sitting.  (The other four clubs that I looked into would not allow that when taking online exams.)  Also I like that scratch paper and calculators were allowed, and that candidates are encourage to take whatever time they need.  I would certainly recommend your testing to others.  Many thanks!

SHAWN J WROTE . . .
Friendly and enthusiastic volunteers!

MICHAEL N WROTE . . .
My entire exam team was terrific.  Very knowledgeable, I cannot wait to meet up with them over the air.  W5AD Chuck Andrews has been in all of my exams and has volunteered to guide me through the setup of my radios and making my first contact.  Hopefully I will get my call sign soon.  I am studying hard for my Extra exam and hope to take and pass next week.

Again, what a great team.

Also, I did not have time to give feedback on my Technician Exam from last Thursday the 7th of April.  The exam team was fantastic and Chuck was one of the Volunteer Examiners during that exam.

STEPHANIE S WROTE . . .
Thank you for your time.  Very smooth!

MICHAEL P WROTE . . .
It was a great experience.

KYLE D WROTE . . .
Thank you for being patient with my technical issues

BRENT P WROTE . . .
Proctors were great.  This experience was opposite to what I read online about internet testing.  Terrific process.

RICHARD A WROTE . . .
You made the process of taking the exam remotely very clear and straight forward.  Thank you.

ANDREY S WROTE . . .
It was a great exprience.  Lots of fun and the team was helpful and made the experience super easy.

March 2022

MATTHEW J WROTE . . .
Did all three of my tickets with the Aurora Group, and all three times, they were excellent.  This time around, I had some technical issues with registration and my microphone.  Brandin stepped up, and went above and beyond to make sure I could register for the test.  Then, came test day, and my microphone on my laptop was not working.  The VE team was patient and allowed work arounds in order to allow me to take my test.  After passing the Extra exam, the team was very friendly and talked about ham radio while waiting for all the VEs to sign off on my ticket.
    Thank you so much AARG for putting all of this together.  Would 100% recommend this group to anyone who wants to virtually test for their amateur tickets.

JOHN R WROTE . . .
Found everyone friendly and clear on their instructions.

CHRISTINA C WROTE . . .
Who knew taking a test could be fun!?  The group of distinguished gentlemen who administered my examination were welcoming, funny, and thorough.  They put me at ease and made the experience enjoyable.

SHANNON L WROTE . . .
The process was smooth and easy. The team is friendly and professional.  I greatly appreciate all the time the volunteers give to make online testing available.

CHARLIE R WROTE . . .
AARG has been pleasure and made my licensing process a breeze.  I highly recommend AARG and can't speak highly enough of the great presenters.  Thank you!

NICHOLAS N WROTE . . .
The team was great!!!  Thank you so much and happy hamming!

CASS U WROTE . . .
Awesome job!  Really appreciate the dedication everyone put into offering this exam on behalf of total strangers like me.  It was a seamless and easy to follow process from beginning to end.  I liked that I just had to sign up, follow simple instructions, take the test and everything else is already sorted out and completed for me.  Getting my license couldn’t possibly get an easier.  Also, that Vice President guy is aces!

MIKE M WROTE . . .
Setup was great.  Felt like I was sitting down to a family game night with people who take their gaming seriously.  Good mix between examee supportiveness and taking exam integrity very seriously.  Very well done gentlemen and thanks again.

LAURALEE W WROTE . . .
The Aurora Amateur Radio Group was very accommodating and pleasant when I had computer issues on my test day.  I could not have asked for better customer care from Brandin who phoned me personally to reassure me that I would get my test when my issue was resolved.  I truly enjoyed the process and would like to thank all for their professionalism.  I plan to take my upper level testing with this same group and perhaps apply for VE when eligible.  I highly recommend them for online testing.

BRANDON B WROTE . . .
The whole process was extremely organized and professional.  I appreciate the attention to detail and the obvious passion for the hobby.  The VE's I worked with were also very encouraging.  It was a great experience, and I'm so grateful for you time!

FRANK J WROTE . . .
You folks out there are great!  I found you to be very cordially, helpful and knowledgeable.  A very friendly group of people.

MATTHEW S WROTE . . .
This was a great experience.  The examiners in the room were friendly but formal and I felt comfortable in the exam room.  I very much appreciated speaking with the examiners after the test and appreciated their willingness to learn more about my interests and how to move forward.

TODD B WROTE . . .
Excellent group of VE's...efficient, effective communication to get the testing group into rooms, clear instruction all the way through.  I definitely recommend anyone looking to test seek you out.

FREDERICK S WROTE . . .
My only major feedback is sometimes the red text was a little hard on the eyes in the emails.  Maybe blue would be a more effective color?  Everything else was awesome!

JORDAN W WROTE . . .
After reviewing several groups that offered remote testing, I chose to go with AARG based on how well they documented their process up front, and I was not disappointed.  From joining the zoom to finishing the exams and chatting afterward, I felt welcomed and comfortable.  I appreciate their homegrown exam platform and how it presents all the test questions in one page, making it easy to go back and check on answers.  I've had such a great first impression with this group that I plan to join their club and volunteer as a VE on their team.  They are in ham radio for the right reasons.

MICHAEL P WROTE . . .
I recently tested with the Aurora Amateur Radio Group.  The individuals who overseen the process were extremely professional and made the experience as pleasant as possible.  Their commitment to the Amateur Ham Radio Hobby was notable by their passion to assist others; and to ensure the highest in quality for those involve.  Their pre-test instructions, as well as their guidance during the examination, was nothing less than extraordinary, and centered on their commitment of advancing the hobby forward.  I normally do not write reviews, but I felt compelled to do so based of their collective dedication.  I would recommend them as you go forward in the advancement of the Hobby.  Take care all and be safe.  Mike, KC1NCT

MATTHEW H WROTE . . .
The technical obstacles that you guys need to clear to do this is remarkable.  It seems intimidating to someone not familiar with the requirements but you’ve made the process as smooth as possible.  Kudos!

ADAM R WROTE . . .
The instructions were lengthy but undeniably clear.  The VEs were amazing, kind, and helpful.  It was a personal and positive experience.  I have nothing negative to say.

February 2022

TROY W WROTE . . .
Absolute pleasure to take my exams with AARG.  All of the VE's were very friendly.  I'll be back for my Extra, though I'll probably be a member and a VE as well by then.  Thanks so much.

JEREMY W WROTE . . .
This was a great experience and this is an awesome group of people.  I'm studying up for the Extra now - I'll be back :)

ETHAN F WROTE . . .
Everybody was very friendly and had a great sense of humor.  Rules and procedures were very clearly laid out and easy to follow.  They totally believed I was a real human and didn't even question the cameras in my eyes or the fact that I was clicking on things with my mind.  10/10

CHRISTOPHER M WROTE . . .
I can't thank you enough for making this possible.  I work as an HVAC/R and Electrical inspector for insurance companies and my travel makes it almost impossible to plan for an in-person exam session, this allowed me to take my exam.  I had started this process when I was 16 years old, I am 56 now.  Life got in the way.  Thank you.  Will see you again for my General in a few months.

JAMIE B WROTE . . .
I think the service that you provide is invaluable to the Amateur Radio Community.  I have found the resources and study platform extremely helpful.  I would say without equivocation, that my success on both the Technician and the General exam was due in large part to the study tools available through your website.  Also, the pre test date and day of support by the VE's and the overall approach contributed as well.  Prior to finding AARG, I was looking at another remote testing site and my feeling was that they were looking for every single way they could to try and fail people.  AARG was quite the opposite.  The experience was encouraging and not intimidating in anyway.  Well done.  On the question [above], "Would you be interested in serving with Aurora Amateur Radio Group...."  I answered no, but that is for right now.  I want to get some time behind the mike and establish myself as a responsible Ham in the community before I take on any official responsibilities.  But I have applied to become a member of the club and we'll take it from there.  73's, KD9UDR Jamie out.

JAMES Y WROTE . . .
A very pleasant experience.

ABNER P WROTE . . .
I just want to say that the experience was fantastic.  Everything was organized, well laid out, and everyone was super friendly.  I would highly recommend the AARG to anyone that is interested in getting their Ham ticket!  Thanks to Dann KU7R, Matthew AA4XA and Charles W5AD for the wonderful time and encouraging words.  I look forward to advancing to my General license.  Hope to hear you on the air and 73’s.

CYNTHIA A WROTE . . .
First remote exam.  With all the well written and verbal instructions, it was simple and straightforward.

TIMOTHY G WROTE . . .
AARG's remote testing was quick and easy and the VE's were amazingly helpful.  AARG has the process dialed in and make you feel welcome.  I will definitely be seeing them when I'm ready to upgrade my license.  I highly recommend.

ANDREW F WROTE . . .
I want to thank the entire team, everyone was patient, professional, and helpful.  I want to thank Russ for his encouragement when I didn’t pass my first test and he gave me advice on how to study and I got my license on my second try with a score I’m very proud of.  Thank you again!

THOMAS T WROTE . . .
A great experience with many helpful people.

MICHAEL P WROTE . . .
These folks were great.  I did have a couple technical issues on my end.  But the issues were quickly resolved.  The VE and team were very patient while we got those under control.

ASHER W WROTE . . .
I would like to thank everyone involved in the Aurora Amateur Radio Group online remote exam.  I was very pleased with the professional nature of all the administrators involved and the comfortable and engaging environment that they created.  I am very grateful to you for offering this service and I am incredibly appreciative of the time that the VE's set aside out of their day to engage and work with me.  I am now proud to say that I am a newly licensed Ham thanks to all of you!  I look forward to meeting you on the air.  Thank you all again and 73.

KEGAN T WROTE . . .
Very helpful, can’t wait to take the test again and (hopefully) pass this time.

ROBERT F WROTE . . .
You folks are very professorial, friendly and kind.  A well oiled machine.  Don't change anything.  I have witnessed the GOOD BAD and UGLY.  You folks are outstanding!

MAX W WROTE . . .
I did an earlier license with a different remote VE group.  Aurora has a much more effective and pleasant process.  Documentation and instructions very clear, and the steps to follow are easily done online.  In session, they are personable and supportive.  And communications for scheduling are spot on.  When I do my next license (soon!), I’ll definitely do it with these guys.

JOSEPHINE A WROTE . . .
I had a lot of fun taking this exam.  I was extremely nervous, but I was treated with respect, kindness, and patience throughout the entire experience.  The instructions are very thorough, and I am looking forward to being a part of the community.

JOSH P WROTE . . .
AARG provides a great service.  All the instructions were clear.  The test system was easy to use and the fact that it is available for practice tests is really helpful.  All of the exam team members were friendly and helpful and handled everything very smoothly.

STEPHEN C WROTE . . .
Great experience, friendly and supportive.  10/10

January 2022

ARTHUR B WROTE . . .
Superb!  Professional, attentive, thorough, precise, friendly, highly knowledgeable, careful attention to all of the details, forthright, dependable, on time, clear and accurate presentations.  This level of dedicated service should cost a LOT more!  The AARG Team is Top Gun in My book!  1st Class.

CHRIS J WROTE . . .
I took my Technician exam last year with AARG, and my General this year (and am planning to take my Extra with you all this year as well!), and I have been nothing but impressed with how kind and courteous all of the VEs have been, and how truly speedy the process is (I had my updated licence in ULS in less than 24 hours!).  I'm really grateful that you all are here and for the work that you all do.

AARON W WROTE . . .
Great people making the whole process easy.  Highly recommend this group.

TIMOTHY B WROTE . . .
I really enjoyed the interactions before and after the exam.  I wasn't sure what to expect.  But I also really enjoyed how close and interactive the members were.  It was my first experience in the work of ham.  The folks in the group were super welcoming, helpful, and encouraging.

ETHAN S WROTE . . .
The VE's were great!  They were all very personable and friendly.  Never felt intimidated or pressured by the proctors who I felt, genuinely wanted me to succeed.  AARG was a genuine pleasure to test with and I will be returning for my next level certification test.

JACOB G WROTE . . .
Great group of people, every one of the examiners were polite in helpful.  The ease of use for the virtual examination was wonderful.  I just want to say a massive thank you to all the examiners in helping me get to my general, and will be back to get my extra in the future.

JOHN D WROTE . . .
Excellent platform and services!

PATRICIA L WROTE . . .
Great job from first contact to this survey.

CHINYA A WROTE . . .
Thank you for the services provided, it is very professional and the website was easy to use.

FRANCIS C WROTE . . .
Courteous and professional group.  Highly recommended.

BRIAN S WROTE . . .
Awesome experience.  Everyone was super helpful and supportive.

BRIAN W WROTE . . .
Top notch professional team.

NATHAN D WROTE . . .
Great experience!  Would recommend to anyone thinking about getting their license.  Thank you!

DAVID H WROTE . . .
The whole process was straightforward and easy.

JAMES M WROTE . . .
This was my second time testing with the Aurora Amateur Radio Group, and another wonderful experience.  I plan to keep coming back.  I'm looking forward to working towards Code proficiency next.  Keep up the Great work!

NICHOLAS H WROTE . . .
Very patient in working with technical difficulties with all the students.  I will use them again.  Nice group of people and very encouraging to keep studying.

CLINT W WROTE . . .
Such an amazing group of guys to work with.  Very clear with instructions, and helpful getting everything going.  They were all very positive and encouraging, as well as patient in helping us take the test.  It really makes me want to be part of the community!

RANDY P WROTE . . .
I was skeptical about an on-line test at first but found my experience very pleasant.  Thank you again for a great experience.

JIM C WROTE . . .
Yes

KEVIN F WROTE . . .
The process sounded complicated at first.  After going through the process I can’t recommend enough.  Friendly, professional and encouraging crew.

JOSH S WROTE . . .
I've completed all of my testing with AARG and have been completely satisfied.  As a fully remote worker, I can confirm AARG has world class technology and processes that make the experience clear and easy.

FRANK P WROTE . . .
Great group of people...very personable, supportive and professional.  Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone seeking to obtain any level of amateur radio license.

PAUL L WROTE . . .
Love those practice tests!!!!

MATTHEW S WROTE . . .
You guys were incredibly easy to schedule an exam with.  The first club I tried did not want anything to do with doing the exams remotely.

HENRY G WROTE . . .
All around good time.  :)

DAIL R WROTE . . .
Outstanding process and examiners, made to feel very much like family.

BEN B WROTE . . .
Awesome experience, great group of guys.  Enjoyed the experience.

WILLIAM H WROTE . . .
Thanks to all of you for providing online exams!

WILLIAM T WROTE . . .
I took my Tech exam with AARG back in April and I came back in Jan to take my General exam.  Both times the VE team were awesome, they were friendly, put me at ease, and were a real pleasure to work with.  One of the things that keeps me coming back to AARG is the sense of community that you all have built, thank you for what you are doing!

DWAYNE E WROTE . . .
Excellent experience.  The genuine encouragement and feedback from everyone at AARG was very settling.

JAMES M WROTE . . .
I was very nervous, and unsure of what to expect going into the exam.  As a Beginner, it can be a little intimidating coming brand new into a group that clearly has an enormous amount of knowledge and experience.  I had a few technical difficulties at first when getting started (Me being unfamiliar with zoom), but everyone was so helpful at getting me on track that I was up and going very easily.  The whole process was a very enjoyable experience and quite the pleasure.  To anyone wanting to get started, and are procrastinating about signing up because you aren't sure, I say "DO IT!!!", you will not regret it!!!

December 2021

LUC A WROTE . . .
Lots of thanks to Frank, Anthony and Jesse for orchestrating the exam.  It was professional and pleasant.  I am interested in becoming a VE in the future but first I need to gain some experience in the HAM world.

ARTHUR PAUL B WROTE . . .
The entire process that I have experienced, from finding You folks, and I was able to develop an affinity with Your Team right away, to totally enjoying the thoroughness and high level of professionalism, and also the honesty & kindness...and to & thru the entire Exam process...So Professional!  So encouraging!  Sincerity, and holding the testing and all procedures to a very high level of accuracy & integrity!  And those things mean EVERYTHING to Me.  Integrity.  Professionalism.  Kindness.  Accuracy.  Thoroughness.  You are a very squared-away & honest Team.  I am impressed, and have GREAT feelings as well, about every interaction that I have had with You folks.  THANK YOU!!!  Thank You ALL, (and all of the other folks that I am sure are a part of this Team / Organization).  I have been impressed.  And with Me, that is not an easy thing to do.  So, I offer My respect to you all as well.  Looking forward to all of Our future interactions...and my next Upgrade!  ~ APB WROC304

ABIGAIL E WROTE . . .
All of the proctors and administrators were incredibly knowledgeable and kind.  I am very excited to learn more about radio transmitting in the future!

GRADY D WROTE . . .
It was a great experience, everyone was super nice and welcoming!

KENNETH G WROTE . . .
The testing process with AARG was smooth and easy, and everyone involved in the were super friendly and helpful.

CHRIS M WROTE . . .
What a wonderful experience!  Thank you so much for your dedication to the hobby and to the constant improvement of a new and upcoming testing method.  I highly recommend the folks over at AARG for all things testing — and beyond!

CHRIS M WROTE . . .
Process was well explained, the online practice tests were invaluable, and the people running the test process were excellent.  Couldn't have been better!

ARISTON J WROTE . . .
I have wanted to get my ham license for maybe 30 years.  Living in a rural area with no nearby exam opportunities was the last thing standing in my way.  Having the opportunity to test for it this way made my dream a reality.

JOEY W WROTE . . .
Another great experience.  Thank you.

JOHN H WROTE . . .
I am very pleased with the experience, the well thought out process and the friendly individuals who participated in the process.

MAURICIO C WROTE . . .
Amazing work by the team to make me feel comfortable and ready to take the exam.  Thank you!

SHARON K WROTE . . .
This group made this process totally seamless!  Great, super friendly crew who made getting a technician license unintimidating and brought a sense of humor while also making certain all the boxes were checked!  Definitely coming back here for the general exam someday.

NICHOLAS C WROTE . . .
Everything from reading sign up instructions to initiating online test procedures and then ultimately taking the exam was well explained and organized.  The examiners were nice to work with and fun the talk with afterwards.  A group of people I look forward to connecting with in the future.

PATRICK M WROTE . . .
This group was awesome!!!!  Very Nice folks, I would definitely recommend.

TAMARA F WROTE . . .
Excellent experience all around!  Thank you so much!!

JAMES V WROTE . . .
Being warned about the incomplete question pool on Ham Radio Prep was a life saver.  I took the practice test on your site and learned a few things that were actually on my exam but not covered by HRP.

GREG T WROTE . . .
Great job - everyone was super nice, and friendly.

JED C WROTE . . .
Given the technical and governmental requirements in this environment I thought the entire process was handled quite well.  The staff were well trained, knowledgeable and professional in their approach to administering the exam.  They had my best interest in mind, while fulfilling their requirements, I felt comfortable with the information I was required to share and felt that the examiners were professional in their approach.  I would recommend this organization to all interested in taking the exam.

BRIAN W WROTE . . .
Expertly organized and professional.  The VEs manner and touch of humor put me at ease and facilitated my best performance.  I will be using AARG for all of my future license upgrades.  I heartily recommend them for everyone.  Top notch experience.  Thank you so much!

SHANE D WROTE . . .
Fantastic experience!!!!!!  Great folks!!!  Very helpful team.

BRETT J WROTE . . .
Staff was friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and patient.  Will definitely be coming back soon to get my General!

DOUGLAS S WROTE . . .
The folks did a great job.  As with most things involving the government, the admin burden was heavy.  The Aurora volunteers did most of that lifting for us and I appreciate the effort.  I have been a volunteer instructor before and I know how mind numbing herding us kittens can be.

CHAD H WROTE . . .
Testing for Technician in 2020 was so painless that I came back in 2021 for General.  If and when I test for Extra I will be back!  Great people and a seamless process.  Thank you so much!

JOEY W WROTE . . .
Excellent session.  Easy to use.  Everyone was friendly and helpful.  Thank you.

TRAVIS M WROTE . . .
What an excellent group of people who’ve taken time out of their lives to assist those with an interest in advancing their knowledge in ham radio.  Very kind and knowledgeable in the subject.  The testing process is easy and straight to the point.  Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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