FCC Testing

Prospective Amateur Radio operators can qualify for their entry-level Technician Federal Communications Commission license by passing a 35 item written exam.

Testing for the two higher license grades, the General and Amateur Extra, are also offered. Testing is conducted 'on demand' or as needed, meaning when we have a couple of people in need of testing.Pre-registration is required at least two weeks before the testing date.

Send e-mail to Clay Wilson for pre-registration information.

The exam fee is $15. A passing grade is 74% or higher.

Please bring a photo ID such as your drivers license and one other form of ID. If you are upgrading, also bring any exam credit slips (CSCEs) and your original license along with a photocopy of each. Tests are administered by the Pierce County ARES FCC-certified exam team.



145.270 and 444.025 Repeaters are now tied to EchoLink

Details coming soon!

Upcoming Events

TriCounty ARES will be holding our 11th Annual Swap Meet on May 6th. Click Here for more information.

Nofars Hamfest on March 25th, 2017