ARRL AMATEUR RADIO EXAM SESSIONS 2023
Conducted by the Coshocton Ohio Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner Team, sponsored by the Coshocton County Amateur Radio Association, W8CCA
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All Exam elements available. The 2023 exam fee is $15.00. Exact amount appreciated. Checks made out to ARRL/VEC are accepted too. A 2nd version of exam is available at VE discretion, time permitting. An additional $15 is needed.
New Application Fee Effective April 19, 2022
New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade a licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.
“We are pleased that the FCC will not charge licensees the FCC application fee for license upgrade applications,” said ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager, Maria Somma, AB1FM. “While applicants for a new license will need to pay the $35 FCC application fee, there will be no FCC charge for future upgrades and administrative updates such as a change of mailing or email address. Most current licensees therefore will not be charged the new FCC application fee until they renew their license or apply for a new vanity call sign.”
ARRL previously reported that the new $35 application fee for Amateur Radio licenses will become effective on April 19, 2022.
Further information and instructions about the FCC application fee will follow as it’s being released.
FCC $35 Amateur Application Fee Effective
The FCC released a Public Notice on March 23, 2022, stating that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 application filings, would become effective on April 19, 2022. The Federal Communications Commission's authority to impose and collect fees is mandated by Congress. UPDATED INFORMATION: The $35 application fee, when it becomes effective on April 19, will apply to new, renewal, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. The fee will be per application processed by the FCC. If the applicant fails to pay within the 10-day window, the application will be dismissed by the FCC. The application will have to be refiled with the FCC which will restart the 10-day window. For examinees, an application can be refiled to the FCC, by the coordinating VEC, at any time before the CSCE expires. UPDATED INFORMATION: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, and modification applications to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class*, will be exempt from fees. (*this new information was just confirmed by FCC staff on Tuesday March 29.) ARRL News on Facebook | Follow us for the most up to date information. March 30, 2022 New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades https://facebook.com/ARRL.org/posts/10159132430912408
> PHOTO ID (driver's license, passport) or, when no photo ID is available, two forms of identifictation must be presented (birth certificate, report card, library card, Social Security card, utility bill, bank statement, Non-photo ID/driver's license, etc). Students may bring a school ID card, minor's work permit, school report card, library card and/or a written note from a legal guardian. If you don't have ID, then no exam will be administered.
>CURRENT ORIGINAL AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE and COPY, and ORIGINAL valid CSCE(s) If applicable, bring the original and a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio licnese (FCC official copy online) and any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. The photcopy(s) will not be returned.
You need an FRN number on the 605 application.
The FRN is viewable by doing a search for LICENSE at the FCC WTB ULS web page: http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/uls
Bring your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). VEC's are required by FCC to submit your FRN number with your license application form.
We have NCVEC 605 forms at session. Handicap accessible. Copy machine available
Colleen, AA8UA at:
AA8BN, Session Mgr., good luck