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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VE Exams

All WVARA examination sessions 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 monthly 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, & there not being any suitable space available at or near the hamfest location to hold testing, there will not be a monthly examination session in March.
The next monthly examination session will held be on May 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
All monthly examination sessions are held at:
  • Vigo County YMCA - Tween Room
  • 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.  Anyone may attend one of these sessions.
  • 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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