FCC Testing Conducted by the W5YI Testing Team


The W5YI VE testing team will be conducting Amateur radio license exams on the third Saturday of each even numbered months.

The location is the SARA Clubhouse on the grounds of the Greenwood Flea Market in Greenwood, LA. Click on the following link to see the location on Google Maps.

The clubhouse is located at the back of the flea market. Click on the following link to see the location of the clubhouse.

A new FCC procedure requires all applicants for amateur radio licenses to obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN) before showing up for their exam. An FRN will be required as part of the exam team submitting its paperwork to the W5YI VEC. Obviously this impacts applicants for their first licenses, primarily Technician tickets, more than upgrade applicants who already have FRNs. In any case, no applicant should show up without his/her FRN. For those already licensed, your FRN is printed on your license.

Here is an excerpt from the ARRL website (http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/search) on this subject:

Exam Candidates: You are REQUIRED to register in the FCC CORES system and receive a FCC Registration Number (FRN) before exam day. For FRN registration information, see item #4: Exam Session Requirements

Candidates could go directly to the FCC CORES User Account and Registration page: https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do

Click Here for FCC CORES Tutorial Videos.

VE test administrators Robert Fincher K5REF and Bob Davis KB5RD will make this requirement effective immediately.

On exam day bring the following items:

1. A legal photo ID (driver's license, passport). If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must be presented: Non-photo ID/drivers's license, birth certificate, social security card, utility bill or bank statement showing the person's current address as it appears on Form 605.

2. If applicable, bring the original and a photocopy of your current amateur radio license.

3. A calculator (with memory erased and formulas cleared) is allowed.

4. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.

5. Cell phones should be turned off.

6. The current exam session fee is $14.00 cash or check.

7. Testing begins at 9:00 AM.

For additional information contact Robert Fincher at k5ref@arrl.net or Bob Davis at bobn5zvw@gmail.com. Copy and paste if link fails to redirect.