Meeker County Amateur Radio Club

Amateur Radio Testing Information

What to bring to an Amateur Radio exam session:

                 Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the FCC. There will likely be a charge for taking the exam. The exam fee is set by the Volunteer Exam Coordinator (VEC), and is usually $15 or less. Contact the exam session administrator to determine the fee that applies to the exam session you plan to attend and to ensure you have everything you need. If you have any special needs be sure to notify the exam session administrator before exam day so special accommodations can be made for you.

                 1.  Bring a legal photo ID (drivers license, passport) OR, when no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must be presented (birth certificate, report card, library card, Social Security card, utility bill, bank statement, Non-photo ID/driver's license, etc.). Students may bring a school ID card, minor's work permit, school report card, library card and/or a written note from a legal guardian.

                 2.  If applicable, bring the original and a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license and any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. The photocopy(s) will not be returned.

                 3.  Bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). VEC’s 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 ARRL web page:

                 4.  Bring a check or money order to cover the exam session fee.

                 5.  To be prepared you should also bring two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.

                 6.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed.

You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session.

The Meeker County Amateur Radio Club and the Crow River Amateur Radio Club have created a joint team that covers teaching and testing sessions.


The lead teacher is Roger Vacek, WØDEU

The lead VE is Eric Johnson, AEØGD


The team has 8 VE’s that share the teaching and testing responsibilities.


Given the geographic location of our team in west central Minnesota the team members have traveled to testing sessions well outside the local area. 


Given enough lead time we can travel almost anywhere with a team ready to give amateur radio tests.

Meeker County Amateur Radio Club

224 S. Hubbard Ave.

Litchfield, Minnesota 55355


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This page last updated: 02/14/2016

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