VE Testing Sessions

The local W5YI VE Team will once again host our license testing session. Exams will be offered for all amateur license classes.

The testing session will be upstairs in the Exhibition Hall, above the main floor of Frostfest. You do not have to purchase admission to Frostfest to take an Amateur Radio Licensing test. But of course if you pass your exam and want to shop for some new gear, you will need to purchase a ticket to enter Frostfest (unless you are under 18 years old).

Testing will be held from 10:00AM until 1:00PM.  Please bring $14 cash, a government issued photo ID, and your original Amateur Radio license (if upgrading to a higher license class). For all new license tests, a Social Security Number is required, per FCC regulations.

PLEASE PROPERLY FILL OUT THE REQUIRED NCVEC 605 form and bring it with you to save LOTS of time!! (Link downloads a PDF document that requires Adobe Reader or other PDF reader to open)

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION — WALK-INS ONLY! Come on out and get your ticket or upgrade your current license! Read up on testing protocols at the W5YI website (opens in a new window).

The Frostfest amateur radio show and convention is a production of RATS - the Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc., and is a fundraiser for the organization, supporting multiple wide-area repeaters and other public ham radio resources. © 2018 RATS, Inc. All rights reserved.