VE Test Session – Get your License

The Hog County Amateur Radio Association is proud to be able to host VE Test Sessions here locally in Sumter County, FL.

Date:  The first (1st) Saturday of each month.

Time: 11:00 AM

Location:  Cross Connection Church – 1451 West County Road 476, Bushnell, Florida 33513.  This is approximately 4,180.22 feet,  0.789 miles or (1.27 km) west of U. S. Hwy. 301.  Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CeBn5hGtMC52       

Cost: $15.00 – checks preferably and made out to ARRL / VEC.  If you do not have checks then a money order made out to ARRL / VEC, same as a check or cash is fine, please bring the correct amount though.

For additional information or to RSVP for an exam, please send and email to SumterVE@gmail.com and someone will get back with you.

Bobby Smalley – KX4RS is our VE Team Liaison and Leader for our VE Team.

VE Team Members: Ted Crafton – KK4FYN,  Jon Webster – KZ4JON, Gail King – KJ4GEK,  Gene King – KI4LEH,  Chris Bloxsom – AA4CB and Bill Burgner – W4WWB.

If you are a licensed amateur operator we would encourage you to become a Volunteer Examiner (VE) as well. It is not too hard, you go to the ARRL website, download the free PDF VE Manual, you study and when you are ready you print off and take the “Open Book” test, scan it and email it, fax it or snail mail it to ARRL for grading and of course you passing it. Then is a few weeks ARRL will send you your VE Credentials and you will be ready to help us out by helping to test new or upgrading amateurs.

 

Amateur Radio Testing: What you will need to bring.

New License Exams

Photo ID – If no photo ID then two forms of ID is required.

                Non-photo driver’s license

                Social Security Card

                Birth Certificate

                Minor’s work permit, school report card, school ID or library card

Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person. Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the form 605.

Check, money order or cash for $15.00 for each candidate

                Check or Money order must to made out to ARRL/VEC

Your Social Security number or FRN number

You can get an FRN number from the FCC with the link below. Once you get a Amateur Radio license, a FRN number will be created for you.

https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do

Upgrade Exams

Photo ID – If no photo ID then two forms if ID is required.

                Non-photo driver’s license

                Social Security Card

                Birth Certificate

                Minor’s work permit, school report card, school ID or library card

Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person. Postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the form 605.

Check, money order or cash for $15.00 for each candidate

                Check or Money order must to made out to ARRL/VEC

Your FRN Number

                Since you are ungraded then you have an FRN number, please bring that number with you.

                You can find your FRN number with the following link.

https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do

A copy of your Amateur Radio license

                Copy will to be sent to ARRL/VEC with you test and Form 605.

Any CSCEs

Please bring any Certificate of Successful Completion Examination that you may have.