Re: Testing for FCC License January 24

Joyce Tarbell


Thanks.  I'll let you know if we need you.

We have one person to test for a Tech.  He's a friend of Brad Berger's, so if Brad is available we'll use him, plus Allan and me.  I can be a VE for Techs, but not for General or Extra.  If we need another VE I'll let you know.

Joyce Tarbell

On Tue, Jan 17, 2023 at 12:03 PM Bob Antion <wl7rv.1@...> wrote:

If you need VEs for this session – I am available.


Bob, WL7RV


From: <> On Behalf Of Joyce Tarbell
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 9:56 AM
Subject: [TLARC] Testing for FCC License January 24


The Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club (TLARC) will conduct testing for new FCC licenses and upgrades in Room D of the Tellico Village Chota Rec Center on Tuesday January 24 at 7:00 p.m.  If you are interested in being tested for a new license (Tech) or an upgrade to General or Extra, please let me know names and the level of the test ASAP.    


All applicants are now required to have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) prior to taking the exam, and to bring that number with them.  If you are already licensed, you will find the FRN on your license.  If you are a new applicant, here are the instructions to get an FRN:



  • In the middle of the page, click on the REGISTER button.


  • Complete the information to create an account.


Form 605 is available at  You can complete it in advance and bring it with you to the test site, or you can complete a hard copy of the form at the test site on January 24.


Testing documents are submitted by the TLARC Volunteer Examiners (VEs) to the Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society (WCARS) Volunteer Examiner Coordinator in Knoxville, who processes the tests and electronically submits them to the FCC.  All applicants must bring a $10 check payable to WCARS, which covers their administrative expenses.  If you don’t pass the test, we don’t forward the paperwork on, and you don’t have to pay the $10. 


The FCC charges a $35 fee to obtain an initial tech license.  Applications for upgrade to General or Extra class licenses do not pay a fee.  The FCC will notify you if you owe the $35 fee, which must be paid on-line within 10 days of the FCCs receipt of the application.  They will issue your license upon receipt of payment. 


You also need to bring photo ID with you to the test.


Joyce Tarbell


(865) 458-8040








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