Normally TARS conducts test sessions for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses on the first Tuesday of even numbered months, at 7 pm at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Dr. near Tom Brown Park. Test sessions are also scheduled for Saturday morning on Field Day weekend and if required, a special session can be scheduled. However, due to COVID-19 testing is being done as needed. Keep reading.
Also test sessions normally welcome walk-ins. However, due to Covid-19 test sessions are now limited to 5 participants and pre-registration is mandatory. To register, send an email to Norm, K4GFD at TALLYTARSVE@GMAIL.COM.
Due to Covid-19, face masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory for all attending these test sessions.
There is no fee for testing. Be sure to bring two pencils and a calculator with a memory that can be cleared (not a smart phone).
Bring a photo ID and your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). If you do have an FRN, go to the FCC’s Registration Page HTTPS://FCC.GOV/CORES/ register and obtain your FRN number. TIN’s are no longer used.
If you are upgrading to a higher-level license, bring a photocopy of your existing license or a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE), that you may hold from a previous exam sessions, the photocopy(s) will not be returned.
The Thomasville ARC also offers testing sessions on a regular basis. Check their calendar for this schedule at http://thomasvilleamateurradioclub.com/calendar/.
More information about getting licensed is available from the ARRL at http://www.arrl.org/licensing-education-training.
The next test session is scheduled for November 14th. Stay tuned as requests come in this site will be keep current.