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Amateur Radio Licenses

VE Contact: Don (NS7Q) Gibson ve@kcarc.org




Are you looking to get your license or upgrade?

We offer ARRL VE exam sessions every other Month on the 4th Saturday of the Month starting in January. Please check our calendar for time and place (usually Kitsap County Fire Statoion #41)..

Please review each section carefully. There is very important information concerning what can or cannot be brought to the exam testing site. Plus if you are taking the General or Extra exam you MUST bring your original license from the FCC and a photo-copy of the license, this is required in order to take the exam.

Are you looking for training, does getting your license seem like a daunting task.

We offer training. While we don't have regular scheduled training sessions, we do offer periodic training for Technician, General and Extra Class licensing. Keep an eye out on the Home page across the top banner, as we will announce there our next scheduled training session, however, please don't hesitate to contact us to show your interest. We are working to have regularly scheduled training, but for now, we offer classes based on interest, so make sure you let us know you are interested. To show interest or just general queries about training contact any member of the board. There is a lot of "online" information available.



Instructions for the First Time (Seeking Technician license)

  • 1. Bring a legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport).
  • 2. Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the FCC's registration instructions page.
  • 3. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used
  • 4. Bring $15 cash to cover the exam session fee(s).
  • 5. For additional information, please contact Don (NS7Q) Gibson ve@kcarc.org.


Already licensed. (Seeking General or Extra Class License)

  • 1. Bring a legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport).
  • 2. MUST bring your original license from the FCC and a photo-copy of the license, this is required in order to take the exam.
  • 3. Bring your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). It is on your current license.
  • 4. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used
  • 5. Bring $15 cash to cover the exam session fee(s).
  • 6.For additional information, please contact Don (NS7Q) Gibson ve@kcarc.org.