The Woodchucks are now offering Amateur Radio License Testing.
Next Test Date: Monday April 6, 2020 @ 6pm CANCLED
Parma Library 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma Ohio
Testing sessions are conducted on alternating months, February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Please see the Woodchuck Calendar for information.
Technician, General and Extra Class license testing available
Fee is $14 dollars (exact change please, we are not a financial institution).
Technician Class applicants need photo ID and a FRN number issued by the FCC or your Social Security number.
General and Extra class same as above plus your current license and a copy for us.
Walk In’s welcome.
Amateur radio licenses in the United States are issued and renewed by the Federal Communications Commission without charge, although the private individuals who administer the examinations may recoup their expenses by charging a fee. Licenses currently remain valid for 10 years from the date of issuance or renewal. Renewal can be done on-line.
- The entry-level license, known as Technician Class, is awarded after an applicant successfully completes a 35-question multiple choice written examination. The license grants full operating privileges on all amateur bands above 30 MHz and limited privileges in portions of the high frequency (HF) bands.
- The middle level, known as General Class, requires passage of the Technician test, as well as a 35-question multiple-choice General exam. General class licensees are granted privileges on portions of all amateur bands, and have access to over 83% of all amateur HF bandwidth. However some band segments often used for long distance contacts are not included.
- The top US license class is Amateur Extra Class. This license requires the same tests as General plus a 50-question multiple-choice theory exam. Those with Amateur Extra licenses are granted all privileges on all US amateur bands.
Amateur radio license testing is conducted under the supervision of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VEC's). Volunteer examiners (VEs) are Amateurs holding General, Advanced or Extra Class licenses who are approved by a VEC may prepare and administer amateur license examinations to applicants.