Classes / License Testing and FRN Instructions

UPDATE: There is required health screening at Patton….ALL VE sessions will now start at 8:00 am instead of 9:00 am.

              For ALL Patton class or VE Session location please click:

 Directions, Rules and Map

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR THOSE COMING TO ANY OF THE BELOW LICENSE TESTING SESSIONS

NOTE: Beginning May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.

Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for amateur radio or in another service, already have an FRN and can use the same number. All prospective new FCC licensees, however, will be required to obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that number to the volunteer examiners on the Form 605 license application.

What is an FRN?

An FRN, or FCC Registration Number, is a ten digit number that identifies your business dealings with the FCC. The FCC requires a permanent address, so they can reach you if need be. Follow these steps below to register:

  1. Visit the link: https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do
  2. In the box labeled “Select one of the following” click “Register”
  3. Indicate you are an “Individual” since you are registering for your personal Ham license by clicking the option and then click continue.
  4. Fill out the form with your personal information used to register for the FRN.

           5. Click submit at the bottom, and you’re finished!

How long should it take to receive your FRN?

Immediately after submitting your form, you will receive your FRN on the registration confirmation web page. You will not have to wait for mail, and if you need to make any immediate changes to your registration information you are able to do so.

Looking up your FRN in the database

Visit https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/simpleSearch.do and look up your FRN profile. This search can be done by FRN number, Business name, Last name, or EIN used to register.

Please have your FRN information available on test day and for future use with the FCC, do not lose your number. If you fail to bring the FRN information with you at testing time, you will not be allowed to test.

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LOCAL ARRL LICENSE TESTING SESSIONS

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid 19 issue, please contact the VE Team that you will be using prior to coming out to test. Some have postponed their testing sessions.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE TEST SESSION:

If you are testing for the first time, bring drivers license and payment along with your FRN. If you’re testing to upgrade your license, bring your current license, drivers license and payment and FRN.

TESTING COSTS:

Most VE Testing sites charge $15.00 per test. Please contact the VEC (contact person shown) at the location you wish to attend prior to testing for cost and any update information.


Redlands

DATE: 1st Saturday each month – 8:30 am

LOCATION: Plymouth Village

945 Salem Dr  Redlands 92373 –  Brewster Room Lower Level

Contact: Keith E. Kasin. AI6BX  (909) 478-4351
Email: ai6bx@arrl.net


San Bernardino

DATE: 3rd Saturday of each month – 8:00 am

LOCATION: Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club  @ Patton State Hospital 3102 E. Highland Ave in the Staff Development Center (follow the VE signs)

Contact: Moe DeLeon, KK7KC (909) 754-4340

Email: kk7kc@w6jbt.org


Yucaipa / Calimesa

DATE: 2nd Thursday of each month – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: 

St Albans Church
12692 5th St
Yucaipa CA 92399-2571

Contact: Daryl Schlicke, WD6H (909) 240-2543

Email: wd6h@aol.com

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Loma Linda

Date: Third Thursday of each month – 5:00 pm

Contact: Keith T. Tomas, KE6TT (909) 214-0779
Email: keith.ke6tt@gmail.com
Location: Community Living Center at Jerry L Pettis VA Hospital
11201 Benton St   Loma Linda CA 92357-1000
(Bldg on SW side of hospital)
Call or E-Mail 24 hrs prior for appt and updates


License Classes

In Highland and Redlands area


Technician License Class

This Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club class will be scheduled once we have enough students signed up. Please contact us for more info.

Book: 2018-2022 Technician Class by Gordon West, WB6NOA

ISBN-10: 0945053908
ISBN-13: 978-0945053903

Book Cost: $20.00 – $25.00 (depends on where purchased)

Class Cost: Free if you are a member of CBARC, $20 for Non-Members

General License Class

This Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club class will be scheduled when enough students are signed up. Please contact us for more info.

Book: 2019-2023 General Class by Gordon West, WB6NOA

ISBN-10: 0945053932
ISBN-13: 
978-0945053934

Book Cost: $20.00 – $25.00 (depends on where purchased)

Class Cost: Free if you are a member of CBARC, $20 for Non-Members

Amateur Extra License Class

This Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club class will be scheduled when enough students are signed up. Please contact us for more info.

Book: 2020-2024 Extra Class by Gordon West, WB6NOA

ISBN-10: 0945053975
ISBN-13: 978-0945053972

Book Cost: $30.00 – $40.00 (depends on where purchased)

Class Cost: Free if you are a member of CBARC, $20 for Non-Members

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page updated 6/20/2022