Volunteer Examiner
VE Team

Monthly Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) amateur radio license exams are offered in Louisville on the first Thursday of each month. Exam candidates should call to confirm before coming. The exams are sponsored by the Boulder Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and ARRL. BARC members make up the core of the Boulder VE Team, but other qualified examiners are welcome.

When The first Thursday of every month
Where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
701 W. South Boulder Rd., Louisville (corner of South Boulder Road and Washington Street). Exams begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Contacts Phil (ABØJR) 303-273-5956 and Angee (ACØEW) 303-452-1680

Taking an FCC Exam

When you are ready to take an exam, call one of the contacts, above.  This is important to make sure that the exam session date, location or fee has not changed.

Review the list of what to bring at http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session and make sure you bring all that's listed.

Please obtain an FRN (FCC Registration Number) before the exam.
Go to: https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do

The FRN is a public ID number not tied to any sensitive data (we will accept your SSN if you do not have a FRN, but in this era of identity theft, we really don't want your SSN).

As of this writing, the test fee is $15. Consider bringing two test fees. If you don't pass on the first try you can, if you wish, pay a second fee and try again. If you pass a technician or general exam, you can take the next higher exam at no additional fee.

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