Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association
A 501(c)(3) Corporation
W9UUU Post Office Box 10081 K9IKQ/R
Club Station Terre Haute, IN 47801-0081 Repeater

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Amateur Radio Examinations

***** NOTICE *****

In accordance with current CDC guidelines, wearing a face mask while indoors, or outdoors where social distancing is not feasible, is required for those individuals who have not been fully vaccinated or who do not have natural immunity. A face mask is recommended for all others. The mask must cover both the nose and mouth. This applies to all WVARA activities.

NOTE:  The wearing of a face mask by all individuals may be required by the local county health department or by the facility hosting the WVARA activity.

All amateur radio examination sessions conducted by the WVARA are coordinated through the Laurel VEC.
  • There is never any test fee.
  • Licenses are normally issued the next business day following the test session.
  • Pre-registration for an examination session is preferred, but walk-ins are accepted.
  • You MUST have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) before you arrive at the examination session.
    • If you currently hold an amateur radio license or any other license issued by the FCC (GMRS, GRO, etc.), then you already have an FRN.

Monthly Examination Sessions

Regularly-scheduled amateur radio examination sessions are held at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of every month except for the month of March.

  • Due to the the WVARA Spring Hamfest. being held on the 2nd Saturday in March with no suitable space available at or near the hamfest location to hold testing, there will not be an examination session in March.
The next monthly examination session will held be on December 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. EST.

All monthly examination sessions are held at:

YMCA of the Wabash Valley
951 Dresser Drive
Terre Haute, IN
(Fairbanks Park)

Additional Examination Sessions

The WVARA VE Team also conducts several additional examination sessions throughout the year.
  • Examination sessions are normally held at the end of each license class.  See the License Classes page for further details.  These examination sessions are not limited to class students and anyone may attend.
  • The WVARA VE Team conducts the examination session at the Dugger Hamfest at 9:00 a.m. EST on the last Saturday of February each year.
  • Special sessions may be scheduled as the need arises.
If you wish to pre-register for one of these additional examination sessions, send an e-mail to ve_team@w9uuu.org with your:
  • Full name and address.
  • FCC Registration Number (FRN).
  • E-mail address.
  • Purpose for attending the session - new license, upgrade, renewal, change address, etc.

For further information contact the WVARA VE Team:

Team Leader: Ray Andrews, K9DUR (812)236-6522
Deputy Team Leader: Jerry Cockrell, W9GWC (812)243-9828

VE Team Portal (Password required)

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