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FCC Amateur Radio Service Licensed VE Testing Program

2021 Schedule

LOCATION: American Legion Post 113, 3721 US-220 BUS, Bedford, PA 15522 (click for map).  Pull down behind the building, as we are in the lower level.

The Bedford County Amateur Radio Society (BCARS) regularly hosts a VE licensing exam, followed by an Amateur Radio Workshop/Technical Forum. This is an exceptional opportunity for those interested in earning an amateur radio license.

Testing includes the three Amateur Radio license classes, TECHNICIAN, GENERAL, and AMATEUR EXTRA. The event is open to anyone. BCARS is provides testing through the Laurel VEC, and there is NO CHARGE to take the exam. Absolutely free, and we won’t even ask for a donation. You are also welcome to attend our free workshop following the event. This is a good place to get radio recommendations, get a radio programmed, or learn more about the hobby and first steps.


  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. If you already have a call sign, you already have an FRN (we can look it up if you don’t know it).
  2. Email John (KB3dFZ) [email protected] with your name, FRN (or callsign), and phone number.


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:

For more information or any questions, please contact:

John Hogenmiller, KB3DFZ
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 814-602-9298