Technician’s Workshop @ Bedford American Legion
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come and join BCARS for a completely free technician’s workshop. Hosted 4 times a year, we focus on a wide variety of technical topics. From amateur  to 3d printing to raspberry pi and electronics, there’s a little something for everyone. We encourage people to bring any projects, toys, or articles that they would like to discuss or show off. We will have a large display available, so if you want to show something to the group, we can make that happen.



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Amateur Radio VE License Exam @ American Legion Post 113
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Amateur Radio VE License Exam @ American Legion Post 113 | Bedford | Pennsylvania | United States

FCC Amateur Radio Service Licensed VE Testing Program

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


Please pre-register at 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. The registration at will walk you through this process.
  2. 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:
    2. If you would like to pre-pay by check, you can mail $15 to:
      PO Box 26
      Everett, PA 15537
  3. 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

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 1st
  • 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.

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