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Part 97
Form 605

Ham Radio Exams

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Upcoming Test Sessions:


October 31

November 28

Regular Test Location:

Amateur Electronic Supply
5710 W. Good Hope Rd.

Look for signs directing you to the proper room

Recap of September 26th Session
This was another nice session. Twelve candidates tested. Of those, four earned their Technician licenses and two upgraded to General Class (with two others starting out as Generals--they passed both the Tech and General exams). Two candidates earned their Extra Class licenses. Congratulations to everyone who obtained their amateur radio license or upgraded an existing license.  
Our next session is October 31. The Milwaukee Repeater Club is holding its swapfest down street from AES that day, so we anticipate an especially busy test session on the 31st. The information below will help you prepare for your exam.

 Please bring the following:

  • A photo ID such as a driver's license or school ID. If you don't have a photo ID, bring two other forms of ID.
  • Young people without a picture ID are welcome to test with us. We ask that at least one parent or guardian accompany the child to vouch for his or her identity.
  • Form 605 requires either an FCC Registration Number (FRN) or a Social Security Number. If you are licensed and have an FRN, please bring that. Look on your license, as it may be listed there. (Do not confuse your FRN with the license file number.) Your FRN is also listed on the FCC’s system. To review your file, click here. Provide either your name or callsign where indicated, and click "Search."
  • Some license holders do not have an FRN yet. We suggest you register with the FCC, and bring that number with you. Unlicensed hams may provide their Social Security Numbers for testing, but they are also welcome to register with the FCC to obtain an FRN. Click on the word “register” above and follow the instructions.
  • Original and photocopy of your ham license, if you have one.
  • Original and photocopy of a Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) if you're using that instead.
  • There is a fee of $5.00 to take any exam or retake any failed exam.  Cash only, please.  No checks.
  • A calculator, as long as any memories are cleared.
  • We provide pens and pencils, as well as all the necessary paperwork.
There is no pre-registration required. Simply show up at the test session. Also, we offer all three classes of exams at every test session. Please leave any instruction materials in your vehicle and turn off your cell phone and pager before entering the testing room. Good luck!

Any questions, feel free to contact the testing team via

Exam Element Credit Available For Expired Licenses

The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators has issued the following guidelines for those holding expired licenses. The candidate must present the following documentation and pass the Technician Class license.

At that point, the candidate will be issued the appropriate license (General or Extra Class) with a sequential callsign. General and Advanced Class licensees will be issued General Class licenses. Conditional Class licensees most likely will receive a General Class license as well, but we need to contact the FCC for assistance. If you held a Conditional Class license, please be patient as we process your application.

If the person would like a vanity call, he or she will have to proceed through the standard process. We do not issue vanity callsigns.
At an exam session, the applicant must present documentation of being previously licensed in order to upgrade or earn a new license. Please note that it is the responsibility of the candidate to produce the documentation. We do not have access to old records. Acceptable documentation includes:

1. A copy of the license showing Technician (prior to March 1987), General, Advanced, or Extra.
2. A printout from FCC ULS website showing General, Advanced, or Extra.
3. A printout from QRZ website showing license class Technician (prior to March 1987), General, Advanced, or Extra.
4. A photocopy of a 1967 or later Callbook showing license class Technician (prior to March 1987), General, Advanced, or Extra.
5. Verification letter from the FCC showing license class Technician (prior to March 1987), General, Advanced, or Extra.
6. Verification letter from a VEC showing license class Technician (prior to March 1987), General, Advanced, or Extra that the VEC has verified from an archived FCC database.
7. A photocopy of a pre-1967 Callbook with no license class shown, the callsign must be a: 
- 1x3: K or W prefix (was a Technician, Conditional, General, or Advanced license) to receive Element 3 credit only. 
- 2x3: WA or WB prefix (was a Technician, Conditional, General, or Advanced license) to receive Element 3 credit only.  
- 2x3: KN and WN prefix (was a Novice) is EXCLUDED and receives no credit.

** Hidden **January 5, 2013 - AMF Lanes (901 Northview Rd.) - 9:00 AM

During the WARAC Swapfest.  (across the street from Waukesha Expo)
9:00 AM

WARAC Swapfest
AMF Lanes
901 Northview Rd
Waukesha, WI 53188

(across the street from Waukesha Expo)** Hidden **

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