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

    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 M-Power Ministries, 4022 4th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL

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    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.