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The Lake County Amateur Radio Association is once again holding its 2021 Amateur Radio license exams at the Kirtland Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road, on the following dates:
Saturday, February 6 * Saturday, August 7 *
Saturday, April 3 * Saturday, October 2
Saturday, June 5 * Saturday, December 4
This bi-monthly schedule is the first Saturday of every even-numbered month (e.g., February being the second month, etc.). Starting with October, they are again being held at the Kirtland Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road. It is 1.7 miles south of I-90 on Route 306 (Chillicothe Rd). The library is on the left, just beyond the Marathon gas station.
* Due to COVID the Feb-August tests had been held at an alternate site.
The tests will start at 12 noon. Please arrive a few minutes earlier.
To register, you will need a NCVEC 605 Form, which will be available at the test. If you would like to complete one ahead of time, be sure it is the Sept 2017 version or later. You can find it by Googling “NCVEC quick-form 605” and clicking on the url for a pdf of the form. Effective this last May, the FCC requires you to provide a FRN (FCC Registration Number). Social Security Numbers are no longer accepted. If you are new to ham radio and don’t have a FRN, Google “New FRN” and follow the apps.fcc.gov link.
If you are currently licensed, be sure to bring a copy of your license to the exam. The cost of the exam is $15.00, and if you wish to pay by check, it should be made out to the ARRL/VEC. Identification with your picture is also necessary, such as a driver’s license. To confirm the location, or if you have any questions, please contact Scott Farnham, KO8O, at (440)256-0320, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that early next year, the FCC will begin charging $35 to add you to the Amateur Radio database. This will be payable directly to the FCC, but is unlikely to occur before the first quarter of 2022.