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FCC Amateur Radio Service Licensed VE Testing Program

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.

2024 Schedule


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.


Please pre-register on There is a registration link for each session.


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