Bi-Monthly Schedule for 2023
The Lake County Amateur Radio Association is once again holding its Amateur Radio license exams at the Kirtland Public Library, 9267 Chillicothe Road, on the following dates for 2023:
Saturday, February 4 Saturday, August 5
Saturday, April 1 Saturday, October 7
Saturday, June 3 Saturday, December 2
This bi-monthly schedule is the first Saturday of every even-numbered month (e.g., February being the second month, etc.). They are 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.
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. Please note 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 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 itself 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. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Farnham, KO8O, at (440) 256-0320, or firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the $15 test fee, the FCC now charges $35 to add you to the Amateur Radio database. The FCC will e-mail successful candidates instructions for payment directly to them. Payment must be made within 10 days of the e-mail. This charge does not apply to upgrades.