ARRL VEC Exam Sessions

It is with great pleasure that the Wireless Association of South Hills announces resumption of VE Examinations. The constantly changing rules of the past year have made it difficult to get anything scheduled but as we see the light at the end of the tunnel we're ready to resume regular VE Exam Sessions.


The first Exam Session will be at 11:00 AM on  July 17th located outdoors at Pavilion 3 of Mt Lebanon Main Park. It is anticipated that subsequent quarterly sessions will be held indoors as normal.

The most convenient way to utilize a map program of choice to find the Pavilion is to set to to the "Mount Lebanon Recreation Center" located at 900 Cedar Blvd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228. The Pavilion is located at the end of the parking lot.

We request that people wishing to take an exam notify us ahead of time so that we can prepare in advance. On exam day you will need:

1. The test fee of $15. It is strongly preferred that users provide a check made out to XXXX. We cannot guarantee the availability of change for cash payments.

2. A valid legal photo ID.

3. Your FRN number from the FCC. If you do not have an FRN you should create one in advance at https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do . SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ARE NOT LONGER ACCEPTED AS ALTERNATE ID NUMBERS,
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID FRN.

4. For people upgrading an existing license please provide either a copy of your license or your CSCE as proof of existing status. People testing for Technician Licenses will not have an existing license.

5. Optionally, a calculator for any questions that require it. Smart Phones CAN NOT be used as calculators.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FCC RULE CHANGES SINCE OUR LAST EXAM:

1. The FCC will now only accept FRNs as identification numbers. It will no longer accept Social Security Numbers.

If you do not already have a FRN please create one in advance at https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do And bring a copy of the number to the exam session.

2. The FCC has approved a $35 license fee but has not yet set a date when the license fee is effective. You may or may not need to pay the fee on July 17th. Payment is made online and more details will be provided if payment is required on the test date.

Once again, please RSVP with your name and license class you expect to test for in advance.

Any questions or comments can be directed to the VE Liason Grant Olson, KC3MLC, at kgo@grant-olson.net. We are extremely excited to be resuming testing and look forward to many sessions in the future.


-Grant Olson, KC3MLC, VE Exam Liason, The Wireless Association of the
South Hills

Please bring the following to your test session:
  • Picture ID or other suitable identification (2 forms of ID required)
  • FCC FRN Number
  • Pen / Pencil / Calculator
  • Original FCC license plus a copy of license (if upgrading)
  • Original CSCE plus a copy of CSCE (if upgrading)

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