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Amateur Radio License Exams

The Franklin County Amateur Radio Club Volunteer Examiner team conducts Amateur Radio License examination sessions on the fourth Monday of February, May, August and November.

For 2013-2014 the dates are November 25, 2013, February 24, May 26, and August 25, 2014.

All exams are at 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Unitarian Church on Main Street in Northfield (Routes 10 & 63, corner of Warwick Road, flashing light in center of town). Click here for a map.

The fee is $15 cash or check. Bring 2 forms of ID (one photographic), Social Security number, any current CSCEs & photocopies, any amateur radio license & copy, pens & pencils.

A calculator is OK if it is cleared.

Note that the $15 fee entitles you to take successive exam elements as long as you get a passing score. So if you have studied for an entry level Technician license and obtain a passing score on that exam, you can then go on to take the General Class license exam at the same session for no additional charge. We have had several candidates who have gone from no license to Extra Class in one evening. It's often worth trying for a higher level even if you haven't studied for it; sometimes you know more than you think you know. Note, however, that if you fail a particular test but want to try that test over again you have to pay the fee again.

Pre-registration is not required, but, if we don't know by the Friday before the session that at least one person intends to take an exam we reserve the right to cancel the session.

The contact person is Al Woodhull, N1AW, phone 413-773-3522 (home) 413-348-1932 (cell), e-mail n1aw@arrl.net.

If you are reading this far from Franklin County, MA, or if our quarterly schedule won't work for you, you can find exam dates and locations anywhere in the US on the ARRL Exam Session Search web page.

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Amateur Radio License Classes: The FCARC presented Technician Class License courses in Winter 2012 and Spring 2013 (click here to see course website). Future classes will be announced on this website.

The ARRL also provides a web page where you can search for Amateur Radio Licensing Classes.

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FCARC VE sessions: Volunteer Examiners will give Amateur Radio license tests to anyone who is upgrading their license class or going for their first license. We will give all exam elements, Technician, General, and Extra Class. Make sure you have 2 forms of ID. If you are currently licensed bring in your original license and a photostat. Also, if you hold any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCEs) bring each one plus a photostat of each.

We have been doing volunteer examinations since May 1995. Our team has licensed many of the people you hear out there today. Our team will cater to special need situations, such as, special sessions if enough people are ready for testing, any handicapped situation and any other situation to make sure people who want to get their license get a shot at it. The team has traveled to homes, colleges, and even the ARRL to give exams.

Anyone in the area who is VE certified and who would like to be part of our VE team should contact Al N1AW (e-mail n1aw@arrl.net). You do not have to be an FCARC member. Anyone not yet certified as a VE who is interested should look at this web page: http://www.arrl.org/become-an-arrl-ve. To read more about the Volunteer Examiner Program in general click here.



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