March 2018 VE Session

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The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) will conduct a Amateur Radio license exam test session on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Colonial Heritage Club House, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg VA 23188, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Volunteer Examiners and candidates should inform the guard at the entrance gate that they will be participating in the test session at the Clubhouse. The exam will be held in the Kings and Queens Room on the clubhouse’s main level; there is a full-time receptionist at the front desk who can direct you to the site.

The cost for the exam is $15 for those wishing to either upgrade a current license or take the Technician Class exam. The fee can be paid by cash or check made out to “ARRL VEC”. Candidates who possess a current amateur radio license must bring a photo ID, a copy of their current original license or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE), and have available either their Social Security number or FCC Registration Number (FRN). Those not possessing a license already must bring a photo ID and either your Social Security number or FRN number. Your Social Security number or FRN number must be included on the FCC Form 605 Application Form to be provided to the ARRL and the FCC (a copy of your Social Security card is not required). Calculators are allowed and scrap paper will be provided if needed, however, cell phones are not allowed to be used since they have the ability to store information. Candidates can take one or more of the elements and the cost is the same, $15. Candidates who pass an exam may take the next class license exam at no additional cost; candidates who fail any element may retake that element for an additional $15 fee. Mike Conte W4NYY is the WAARC VE Coordinator and may be contacted via e-mail if you have additional questions (michaelconte60@yahoo.com)