Jacksonville Laurel VE Team

The Jacksonville Laurel VE Team provides free testing for the Amateur (Ham) Radio License. From October 2017 to September 2018, we have issued 95 licenses and saved $1,950 in testing fees.


You will need need an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for your application

• 1A) If you have an Amateur(Ham) or GMRS Licence, you already have one. It can be found on your license or you can search for it below.

Find my FRN

• 1B) If you do not have an FRN, you can create one.
Make sure you use your LEGAL NAME and do not use NICKNAMES.

Get An FRN

• 2) Once you have an FRN, click register.


Exam Information

FCC Registration Number

The FCC requires that you identify yourself on the Amateur Radio license application with either your Social Security Number OR a FCC Registration Number (FRN).

For security purposes, we do not handle records with your SSN. Therefore we REQUIRE that you obtain an FRN BEFORE testing.

If you have an Amateur or GMRS license, you will already have an FRN. You can find it on your license or at http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp

If you don’t have an FRN, you can obtain one at https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/regEntityType.do

Once you have your FRN we ask that you preregister at https://goo.gl/forms/s7grtRBW1Oxr7jGk2 . This is the same form you will fill if you walk in.


If your current license class is shown in the FCC database you do NOT need to bring a copy of your license. If you have taken an upgrade and your upgrade is NOT in the FCC database bring the original Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam (CSCE) AND a copy.


The Volunteer Examiner (VE) Team is required to validate your identity and be satisfied that the person taking the test is the applicant. This is usually done with a photo ID, such as a drivers’ license or passport. Those who do not have a drivers’ license may bring a student ID or some other form of government issued ID or copies of several utility bills. If you have any questions on this please contact us BEFORE coming to the test.

What to Bring

Bring a pencil and an eraser (or pen if you are confident). You may bring a calculator. You are NOT allowed to use calculators on your phone. Calculators must be factory reset in front of a VE.

If your current license is not in the FCC database, bring a copy of your Certificate of Successful Completion (CSCE)


KB6NU's No-Nonsense Study Guides. FREE for Technician and paid for the Genral and Extra http://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/

Flash cards and other study material including sample/practice tests: http://www.hamstudy.org (our favorite)
http://www.nc4fb.org/wordpress/ (free study material for Technician, General & Extra)
http://www.vhfclub.org/ click on training links (free study material for Technician, General & Extra)

Gordon West Technician study https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gljU__v09Hs
VIDEO CLASSES for ALL THE TESTS By David Casler (these are very good) https://www.youtube.com/user/davecasler

http://www.w5yi.org/catalog.php?sort=5 (books, audio & video material)
http://www.arrl.org/studying-for-a-technician-license (books)
Some people have said that W5YI materials are easier if you don’t have a technical background

Android Apps
Ham Test Prep (our favorite)
Ham Study
Ham Boss

iOS Apps
Amateur Radio Technician, General, Extra
Ham Radio Exam

Personal Recommendations
http://hamstudy.org/ is great. It gives explanations to all the answers and keeps track of which questions you need to work on. Use both the flash card and read questions modes. In flash card mode, work on individual elements like T1, T2, etc.

The Ham Test Prep App is great to study individual subsections. If you have a few minutes of free time during the day, go through an individual subsection like T1A, T1B, etc. They are usually around 10-15 questions. It also keeps track of how many times you got the question right. If you see that you got a question right a few times, you might feel comfortable skipping it and going to the next question in the subsection.

The Technician and General have 35 questions from 35 subsections. The Extra has 50 questions from 50 subsections.


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