|Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc.|
|PO Box 93333, Rochester NY, 14692||Telephone Hotline: (585) 210-8910||Follow us on Facebook|
A license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is required
to operate an amateur radio transmitter. Tests are administered by qualified volunteer examiners (VEs) according to FCC approved
RaRa conducts amateur radio license
testing on the 3rd Saturday of each month from September through April and at our Hamfest. These tests cover all amateur
radio elements as required for the Technician, General, and Extra class licenses. License testing is provided at no cost.
Winter 2019: Testing is conducted at: Rochester Institute of Technology
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Note: the testing room is on the 3rd floor. If you enter the building using the highlighted map you are on the 2nd floor. If you enter the building from the other side you will be on the 1st floor.
Next Session: Rochestser Hamfest, June 1.
Monthly testing resumes in the Fall. See calendar
(third Saturday of the month) registration at 9:45AM
View the testing slide presentation, information and procedures.
– A pen and pencil (bring two pencils with erasers to be safe)
– A 4 function calculator
– A legal photo ID (drivers license or passport)
Application forms will be available. If you do not want to give your SSN on the form, go to the FCC ULS site http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home and register to obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN).
If you are upgrading:
Bring your original or a copy of your current amateur radio license; or unexpired Certificate of Completion.
Testing is free!
RaRa provides free testing sessions as a public service. Handicapped applicants are always welcome, please notify us in advance if you need any special accommodations.
There are many web sites that offer free online amateur radio license testing for practice purposes.
FCC License Renewal
There are 4 methods to renew your license:
— Visit the RARA VE team at any testing session (except at the Hamfest).
— The FCC renewal web site
— US mail using form 605 available here: https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/guideshelp/fcc-form-605
— An alternate VE team such as W5YI.
There is no fee if you do it yourself (options 1,2 & 3), unless you have a vanity call. You must renew within the last 90 days of your license term, after which you have a 2 year grace period to reinstate your license.
Last revised: 05/18/19 09:11 AM
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