GCARA Amateur Radio Test Session
July 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT$15
Amateur Radio Test Session
The Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association holds a test session on June 11, 2022. The session will start promptly at 10:30 am. To participate, RSVP using the form below; it allows us to prepare the necessary paperwork in advance. Walk-ins are also welcome. If you would like to stay up to date on GCARA events, click here and subscribe to our Newsletter.
Here is a detailed list describing the items exam applicants must bring to the exam session and prohibited from using during the test.
All applicants must provide an FRN (FCC Registration Number) (see FRN instructions below) and must answer the Basic Qualification Question (felony conviction status question) on the 605 Form at the exam session.
Applicants that answer “YES” for the basic qualification question must follow these FCC instructions and procedures.
Per FCC rules, a valid email address is also mandatory on the application form to receive FCC correspondence, including the official copy of your Amateur Radio license.
Applicants should be aware that some information about them will be made publicly available on the FCC’s website, including name, address, and felony conviction status: FCC Licensee Privacy
How to obtain an FRN
The FCC requires examinees to submit their FRN with their license application form. Before attending exam sessions, new license applicants must create an FCC user account and register their Social Security Number (SSN) in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES). Registrants will be assigned an FRN used in all license transactions with the FCC. For instructions on registering your SSN and receiving an FRN from the FCC, visit the CORES Registration page and the FCC’s Registration instructions page.
A valid email address is also mandatory on the application form per FCC rules.
At each ARRL VEC coordinated examination session, each examinee is charged the same fee following an annually established fee schedule.
The fee charged to the examinee is the actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in preparing, processing, and administering that particular examination.
If a fee is collected, it may be used to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses regardless of whether the examinee passes or fails the examination or even if the examinee fails to appear for the designated examination session.
Check the ARRL VEC’s current Exam Fee.
FCC Application Fee
A $35 application fee, when it becomes effective on April 19, 2022, will apply to new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. The fee will be per application.
Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, and modification applications to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class or to request a sequentially issued call sign, will be exempt from fees.
Visit our FCC application fee page for further information.