DRIVE-IN: Amateur Radio VE License Exam

When:
May 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2020-05-23T13:00:00-04:00
2020-05-23T14:00:00-04:00
Where:
American Legion Post 113
3721 US-220 BUS
Bedford, PA 15522
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
John Hogenmiller
814-602-9298
DRIVE-IN: Amateur Radio VE License Exam @ American Legion Post 113 | Bedford | Pennsylvania | United States

WE ARE STILL HAVING THIS VE EXAM, HOWEVER IT WILL BE A “DRIVE IN” EXAM AND HELD IN THE LEGION PARKING LOT. WE ARE ASKING ANYONE INTERESTED TO CONTACT [email protected] TO PRE-REGISTER.

SAFETY

For the safety of yourself and the Volunteer Examineers, you must have a mask. You can take it off while taking the exam, but put it on when interacting with the volunteer examineers. All VEs will also be wearing masks.

PRE-REGISTRATION

Please pre-register at hamstudy.org by clicking this link. You can also use “Find a Session” to find this session.

  1. Register with the FCC for an “FCC Registration Number” (FRN).  We will need to put this on your Form 605.
  2. Please contact [email protected] / 814-602-9298 to pre-register. You also pre-register simply by pre-paying.
  3. If you can, please pay the exam fee ($15) in advance. If you are unable to make the exam, we will refund you the exam fee.
    1. via PayPal as “friends and family.” .  Here is the link to send money to the club PayPal account:  https://paypal.me/BCARSK3NQT
    2. If you would like to pay by check, you can mail $15 to:
      BCARS
      PO Box 26
      Everett, PA 15537
  4. If you can, fill out the NCVEC Form 605 ahead of time and bring it to the exam, that will cut down on back and forth paper as well as speed things up. We will also have paper copy of this form at the exam.

Finally, on the day of the exam, we do have a credit card reader and can take payment that way. This relies on cell phone, so please bring cash as a backup option in case there is technical difficulties.

FCC Amateur Radio Service Licensed VE Testing Program

This is your opportunity to take the exam to become an FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator.

Testing start promptly at 1PM and will continue until all exams are completed. Please let us know if you plan to attend or are not able to make it by 1PM. We will do our best to accommodate any potential licensee.

Testing includes the three Amateur Radio license classes, TECHNICIAN, GENERAL, and AMATEUR EXTRA. The event is open to anyone. There is a nominal non-refundable charge of fifteen dollars. ($15.00)

Please bring a recent photo ID (example: school ID, US passport, driver’s license), or a current FCC license . At the session, we will provide study materials (booklets containing the actual FCC question and answer license pools).

We host exams at the Bedford Legion on Business 220 in Bedford from 1pm-2pm (or done).

2020 VE Sessions:

  • March 7th
  • May 23rd
  • June 27th Field Day + VE
  • August 15th
  • November 21st

Contact John Hogenmiller at 814-602-9298 or email [email protected] for details.

If you are interested in studying before-hand, BCARS recommends you get the KB6NU “No Nonsense Study Guide”.  The technician class is FREE, while General and Extra are available for a small fee. http://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/

You can also review all of the questions and answers, as well as take practice exams for free at the following websites: