FCC Classes and Testing

Space Place

FLARC sponsors FCC license exams, which are held on the FIRST Saturday of each month at Space Place, 2300 South Park Street, Madison, WI from 8a.m. to 10 a.m. (Space Place is about .5 miles north of the Beltline.) No advanced notice/reservations necessary.

Exams will also be held 3 times per year following the regular FLARC Amateur Radio Classes. Reservations not required.

Directions: From the Beltline (Hwys 12-18), take the Park Street exit north. Go about 0.5 mile. Space Place is on the left in the Villager Mall. Enter by the door at the large "2300" sign. Space Place is in the lower level.

You will need: - 2 forms of identification, one must have your photo; - a check for the exam fee made out to ARRL/VEC; - the ARRL/VEC has set its 2011 test fee amount at $15.00; - and photocopies of any current license and CSCE, which will be sent with your application. [You must also show the ORIGINAL of any current License or CSCE to the VE Team.]


You can get your Technician Class license in only two days! Home study before the workshop is very important. We strongly suggest that you purchase The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. second edition, $29.95. You can get that manual via the web from www.arrl.org/catalog or from Amateur Equipment Supply www.aesham.com. The Manual may, also, be available at the local book stores. A license exam session on Sunday afternoon immediately follows the workshop.

This workshop is recommended for people interested in getting their license for the first time. The VEC-required fee is $15.00 to take the exam.


You can upgrade your Technician (or Novice) Class ham radio license to General Class at our two-day workshop.

Home study before the workshop is strongly recommended. We suggest the latest edition of ARRL's "General Class License Manual, 7th edition," available from www.arrl.org) or from Amateur Equipment Supply www.aesham.com. As the workshop weekend approaches we will send you a syllabus to tell you what material will be covered in the workshop sessions.

A license exam session immediately follows the workshop. The VEC-required fee is $15.00. A check or money order in that amount is preferable to cash. Also bring a photo ID or two alternate forms of identification. We will take a lunch break (Dutch treat) plus other breaks, each day. There is a McDonald's next door to U.W. Space Place (2300 South Park Street). You may bring your own lunch if you prefer. Refreshments and snacks will be provided at Space Place.

For more information, visit the Space Place Amateur Radio Center
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Rock River Radio Club

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