:: VE TESTING ::

    The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club (and SCARC) offer Amateur Radio license examination opportunities throughout the year, including the following upcoming dates:

    2017
    
    January 8, Birmingham
    February 5 - Shelby County ARC
    March 4 - BirmingHAMfest **
    April 2 - Shelby County ARC
    May 7 - Birmingham
    June 4 - Shelby County ARC
    July 9 - Birmingham *
    August 6 - Shelby County ARC
    September 10 - Birmingham *
    October 8 or 15 - Helena Hamfest **
    November 5 - Birmingham
    December 7 - Shelby County ARC
    
    * rescheduled due to holiday
    ** rescheduled for hamfest


  1. All test candidates bring 2 forms of identification, one with picture. Candidates for a license upgrade bring original and a copy of current FCC license. We will keep the copy for your application. Please bring a pen for filling out forms. We will supply pencils and scratch paper for testing.

  2. Please arrive at the test site 10-15 minutes early to allow for completing the necessary forms.

  3. We now charge the standard fee of $15.00, except for students grades 1 through 12 who pay no fee for their first test. Retakes the same day will pay the fee.

    Time & Location: 2:00pm at Alabama Historical Radio Society (AHRS) location in downtown Birmingham

    759 18th St N
    Birmingham, AL 35203


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    The building is on the southeast corner of 18th St and 8th Ave (Abraham Woods) North.
    18th Street is one way headed north and the AHRS building is the last building on the right before 8th Ave. North. The building and parking lot are secured by security cameras.


    Check the BARC Calendar of Events for additional details, and always contact the Volunteer Examination Coordinator (VEC), John Outland, K3FP, for possible last-minute changes or rescheduling.