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Education Classes to Prepare for Licensing Exams

  • Amateur Radio License Examinations Information

    The BARC VE Team Leader maintains a web site with lots of good information, including exam performance statistics for the last several years.  See it at VE Team website

    All examinations are conducted in accordance with the FCC rules. 
    Walkins are accepted if space permits.  NO ONE Admitted after testing begins.

    Sponsor: BARC, Baltimore Amateur Radio Club AERO Radio Club ARCNEM, Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum
    VEC: The BARC testing is affiliated with the LARC VEC

    The AERO testing is affiliated with the ARRL VEC

    The ARCNEM testing is affiliated with the ARCNEM VEC
    Location: See below schedule Essex Branch Baltimore County Public Library
    1110 Eastern Blvd.
    Essex Md. 21221 
    National Electronics Museum
    1745 West Nursery Rd, next to the Marriott Hotel in Linthicum, MD
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    $15.00  per session


    Time: Registration opening time is 1:30 PM, exams begin at 2 PM.


    Usually the Tuesday after training class ends, at 6 PM
    To preregister:
    Or phone Pat Stone 410-687-7209
    Jim Nowotarski
    for information.

    Testing by BARC

    (*) Date or day subject to change due to local scheduling conflicts

    Sunday, April 12 Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 141 Lavern Ave, Lansdowne, MD 21227
    Saturday, May 2 location is TBA
    Saturday, June 6 location is TBA
    Sunday, June 21 at the BARC Fathers Day Hamfest in Upperco, MD) -- testing begins at 9:00 am. (must arrive 30 minutes ahead of time)
    Sunday, July 12 location is TBA


    Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated.
    Be sure to bring:

    • your 2 proofs of identification to the test.  
    • Any certificates of successful completion you may have
    • Your original copy of current ham license if you have one

    Bringing photocopies of ID, any CSCE's you may have and any existing ham radio licenses will speed the process. 

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