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Volunteer Examinations

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The Cherryland ARC is sponsoring another VE Exam Session for all license levels.

Saturday, August 10, 2024
Tests will be given for all license levels, from Technician to General through Amateur Extra.

11:00 AM (Please arrive early to complete paperwork)

Traverse Area District Library Upstairs, Thirlby Room

610 Woodmere Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Please bring with you :

– Your FCC CORES FRN ID number. (instructions here)
– Three (3) pieces of ID. (driver’s license and any other cards with your name on them). 
– The Test fee is $15.00. (covers one attempt at each of the 3 exam elements, an additional attempt can be purchased.)
– A copy of your existing license (if applicable, ie: upgrade attempt).
– Two #2 pencils with erasers, and a pen.
– A simple calculator with no memory capability is permitted.

Also be aware of these FCC Rules regarding tests:

An important note for any applicant for an initial license
All new applicants in 2021 must register in the FCC CORES system (Link to Apply for FRN) and obtain an FRN number, (FCC Registration Number) before the test session.  This must be done at least 1 week prior to the date of the test as there is a delay in the initial registering/setting up of a password and signing up for the FRN number.

In the past an applicant could simply give their social security number at the test session and the FCC would then issue them their FRN number for future use.  This will no longer be the case.

Feel free to contact the Cherryland ARC’s ARRL VE Coordinator with any questions and/or signing up for a test session:

Hope Francisco AA8SN
231-218-0622 (cell)