License Exams

Amateur radio license exams are conducted by a team of Volunteer Examiners at the Radio Club of Tacoma Clubhouse on the second Tuesday of each month.

EXAMINATIONS OFFERED

  • Element 2 - Technician
  • Element 3 - General
  • Element 4 - Amateur Extra

NOTE: The FCC has eliminated Morse Code Testing as of February 23, 2007.

ARRIVAL TIME

The examination session begins promptly at 7:00 PM. Please arrive early to complete the necessary paperwork.

WHAT TO BRING

  • A pen and pencil
  • A government issued ID that shows a photo of the applicant. If you are a student without a photo ID, then two pieces of other ID are required, such as a student ID card, library card, or social security card
  • Your original amateur radio license if you have one
  • Your FCC-issued FRN number (or you may use your Social Security Number if you have not yet received your FRN number)
  • A calculator if needed, with memory cleared

VE EXAM FEES

You will be required to pay the standard VE Exam Fee before taking any one or more of the exams. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to "John Clarke".

Retesting -- In the unlikely event you fail to pass an Element, and if you feel confident you can pass on the second try, then the examiners may give you a one-time opportunity to re-take another exam for that Element at the same session upon payment of another VE Exam Fee.

ADDRESS, MAP AND DIRECTIONS

See the Clubhouse page

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT

John Clarke, AC7WW
Volunteer Examiner Liaison
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(253) 948-6297