|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.
Testing is conducted at: Rochester Institute of Technology
Bring a pen and pencil, 4 function calculator, and two forms of ID including one with a picture. If you are upgrading: Bring your original, and a copy, of your current amateur radio license; or unexpired Certificates of Completion. Application forms will be available.
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.
For more information: Call our hotline (585) 210-8910 or
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: http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/amateur/licensing/renewal.html#paper
— 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: 10/09/17 10:55 PM
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