For 2021 and beyond, please read the following.
TARS will conduct test sessions for all classes of Amateur Radio Licenses on the Saturday following the TARS Club meetings on odd numbered months, at 10 am and 1 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. If required, a special session can be scheduled.
Also ALL test sessions, due to Covid-19 test sessions are 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.
Beginning January 1st an email address is mandatory for all participants. This is an FCC requirement.
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.
Test session for 2021 are as follows: March 6th; May 8th; June 26th; July 10th**; September 4th; and November 6th.
March 6th date is full.
** Held the second Saturday because of the July 4th weekend.