License Testing

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.

Normally test sessions 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 number.

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.

Testing for June 27th (10 am) is full.  A special test session on June 27th at 1 pm will be held.  This session is open to all license classes however preference will be given to Generals wishing to upgrade to Extra.   Cut off date for Generals to apply is June 20th.  Emails will be sent to the participants selected.  Send an email to Norm, see above, for reservations.