VE Test Info - Shelby Amateur Radio Club

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VE Test Info

The club's VE (Volunteer Examiner) Team gives test prior to each meeting at 6PM (Pre-registration Only).  Please call or email if you plan to take your exam.   

VEC is Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society VEC, Inc.

Contact:  George L. Poteat  (704) 860-6442  Email:

Please contact George a week in advance if you want to take a test before one of our meetings so that we can make sure that we have VE team present.  

Meetings are as follows

January 10, 2023 (contact George by 1/3/2023)
February 14, 2023 (contact George by 2/7/2023)
March 14, 2023 (contact George by 3/7/2023)
April 11, 2023 (contact George by 4/4/2023)
May 9, 2023 (contact George by 5/2/2023)
June 13, 2023 (contact George by 6/6/2023)
July 11, 2023 (contact George by 7/4/2023)
August 8, 2023 (contact George by 8/1/2023)
September 12, 2023 (contact George by 9/5/2023)
October 10, 2023 (contact George by 10/3/2023)
November 14, 2023 (contact George by 11/7/2023)

No test given in December
What should you bring with you?

  • You will need to apply for an FRN number prior to testing.  You can do this by going to the FCC website.  for tutorial videos on the FCC website visit Commission Registration System Video Tutorials
  • You will need to bring your legal photo identification.
  • If upgrading bring a copy of your license
  • Bring your Fee.

*The cost for the test is $10.  The $10 cost covers all test levels taken at that exam session provided that the examinee passes the previous level license exam.  (So it is possible to take the tech, general and extra exams for $10 given each prior level is passed).

Host of the Shelby Hamfest!
Sponsor of ARES of Cleveland County
Shelby Hamfest is 09/02/2022 - 09/04/2022
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