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Amateur Radio FCC testing

The 1st Saturday of most Months

---------COVID-19 UPDATES --------------------------------------

April 4, 2020 VE Exam Session at Food 2 Store is cancelled

May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1*, Sept 5*, Oct 3*, and Nov 5* VE Testing were scheduled and conducted. Dec 2020 and Jan 2 2021 sessions are full. If you wish to attend Feb 6, 2021, email:
to reserve a space for your car -- limited to 10 examinees!

AS OF 11/19/20 WE HAVE all ten (10) RSVPs with a LIMIT of ten (10) RSVPs for Jan 2021. Please consider the Feb 2021 Session. or later, if you haven't already reserved a spot.

NOTE * these sessions were conducted inside the classroom at Food 2 Store with social distancing and masks. The VE's will determine the day of the exam if we'll be inside or outside in cars.


Testing starts at 10:30am
Food 2 Store on 541 E 3rd St, in Meridian
on 3rd St southside of Railroad tracks.

Bring $15.00 (cash-exact change or check payable to ARRL),
a copy of your current license if going for an upgrade,
sharp pencils and a pen, an approved calculator,
and a government issued photo ID - See ARRL's list of 'what to bring (and what not to bring)' and wear a mask.

You may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's Registration page and the FCC's Registration instructions page.

Study and Exam resources can be found at


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