Ham Radio Testing
Use this opportunity to get Your Amateur Radio License or Upgrade
For more information contact John Moore, kk5nu,
Testing Registration and Check-in for the
Greater Houston Hamfest
With a 'hard' limit of twelve (12) applicant testing positions in
the limited space of the small testing room facility, we are forced
to have On-Site Registration as follows:
Beginning at 0800C, prospective applicants for testing *must* check
in and receive a seating token for admission to the scheduled
testing session. Until filled, you may select either the 0900C or
the 1030C seating. Once the 0900C session limit is reached, that
session is *closed*. If we have more that twenty four (24)
prospective applicants, a third and/or more session will be set up.
We will continue to test until all applicants are served. Parents
and children will *not* be served at the same session. Test scores
can *not* be furnished to the applicants; successful applicants will
find no mention of the score on the license that will be issued by
the FCC. If successful you will receive a Certificate of Successful
Completion of Examination (CSCE)form; do not fail to pick this form
up as it is your only record of passing the test.
We have *no* access to a copier at the facility; please bring all
necessary photo copies with you to the hamfest.
Please report to the testing room facility fifteen (15) minutes
before the scheduled time to take your seat.
There will be no study materials or paperwork permitted in the
testing area. All notes and scratch materials generated as a
result of the applicants testing are required to be turned in with
the Written Examination Answer Sheet; the reverse of which may be
used for note and calculation purposes during the exam.
Additional scratch materials will be furnished upon request.
Questions may be directed to the ARRL-VEC at (860) 594-0300 during
What to Bring to an Exam Session
Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the
FCC. There is a charge for taking the exam. The current exam fee set by the ARRL
Volunteer Exam Coordinator (VEC) is $15. You may wish to contact the exam
session administrator to verify the session date and time. The FCC does not
charge a fee to issue and print an initial license or for standard changes to a
license. However, there are fees for other FCC services.
BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1. A legal photo ID (driverís license, passport). When no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must be
|a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
c. social security card
d. library card
e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed to the person
at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605.
Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's
work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.
2. Bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal
Registration Number (FRN). VECís are required by FCC to submit either your SSN
or your FRN number with your license application form. If you prefer not to give
your SSN, then you may use your FCC issued FRN, if you have one. For
instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit
the FCC's FAQ page and the FCC's registration instructions page.
3. If applicable, bring the original and
photocopies of both your current Amateur Radio license and any
Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you wish to present
for credit.The photocopy(s) will not be returned.
4. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
5. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.
You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide
rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes
and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during the exam session.
The phones' calculator function may not be used.
6. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s).