Get Radio Active!

The Oak Hill Amateur Radio Club is now offering in person testing in Central Austin thru W5YI. We file all your paperwork electronically allowing you to get licensed quicker than any other testing site in Travis county. Follow the 3 easy steps below to make sure you have a spot reserved in our next testing session.

Step 1 – Register Online

Walk-ins are not accepted for testing so make sure you register online.

Refunds will not be given to applicants who do not appear for their exam.

Step 2 – Make Payment

Due to Library policies we are NOT able to accept payment the day of testing in the library. Making a payment online is the only guarantee you will have a spot reserved in our testing session. 

Our club accepts payments using the Zelle platform built into the banking app you already use. To pay for your testing session send $14.00 to:

Please put your Callsign or FRN number in the memo field.

Not Familiar With Zelle?

Zelle® is already in over one thousand banking apps. To find out if Zelle® is in yours, search the official list for the bank or credit union where you already have a bank account. If you already have Zelle® in your banking app, GREAT! Follow the steps to enroll and start sending and receiving money. If you don’t, no worries! You can still get in on this awesome way to send money by downloading the zelle® app for Android and iOS.

Step 3 – Show Up

Arrive at the Austin Public Library 15 minutes prior to testing with all your required documents.

Walk-ins are not accepted for testing so make sure you register online.

The following documents are required to test

All Candidates must provide one of the following government-issued photo ID's:

  • *Drivers License
  • *Passport
  • *Military ID

Youth Candidates with no government issued ID must provide one of the following:

  • *Non-government issued photo ID (e.g., Student ID, etc.).
  • *Non-photo ID (e.g., School ID, library card, report card, etc.)

*ID cannot be expired.

Expired Licensed Candidates 

Download the "Official Copy" of your Amateur Radio License Here

Click Here For Official W5YI Rules & Regulations

VE Team Leader

AC5G - Philip

Volunteer Examiners

KI5PZN - Ernesto

WZ5BBS - Rusty

KI5VEX - Ilya

AI5IR - Sam

KG5UBB - David

NE5P - Mark

W6FU - Will

N5LX - Sky

AI5HP - Aaron

AG5SJ - Micah

We are always looking for new General or Extra Class Volunteer Examiners and only require around a 3 hour commitment per testing session.

Even if you are new at this come hang out and learn with us.

Click Here To Sign Up 


Our club provides scholarships to any qualifying candidates that test with us. If you, or someone you know would benefit from free testing please get in touch with our VE Team Leader AC5G – Philip.

Contact Us

If you have any questions in regards to testing, payment, or scholarships, please get in touch with our VE Team Leader AC5G – Philip.

Refund Policy

If technical difficulties are present that prevent the successful conducting of an exam for an applicant, the fee shall be refunded to that applicant.  Situations such as the applicant having visual impairment and the team not being able to provide an acceptable accommodation are examples of cases where a refund is appropriate.  An applicant who does not appear for their exam is not entitled to a refund.