The ARRL, the REF67 and the F6KQV radio club are glad to announce their US license exam session to make you get or update your Technician, General or Extra class ticket.
This FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certificate will allow you get an US callsign and grant you to:
- Use an amateur station in countries which have signed a reciprocity agreement with the US (more countries than CEPT reciprocity agreement),
- Get from the Extra Class license, all Class 1 license privileges in countries where this is still needed.
This exam session is open to all, without regard to citizenship.
It will be organized on October 11th 2014, from 9:30, at:
Siège du Radio-club de Strasbourg F6KQV
118, Chemin du Grossroëthig
67200 STRASBOURG MONTAGNE-VERTE
- 8:00 doors open
- 9:00 candidate check-in
- 9:30 Exam begins
- 01:00~ Exam ends
- Depending on your nationality, we will welcome you in French, English and German.
- The tests will be driven following the ARRL processes (so by the FCC rules)
- All material and documents (questions and answers included) are written in English
- No age nor nationality restriction except government members of foreign countries.
- You will need an US address to get your license sent by the FCC. The FCC doesn’t accept addresses outside the US. It could be a friend’s address (with c/o) or a rental postal box.
- You will have to show an ID card with photo.
- Candidate for an upgrade will have to present their original license or CSCE and provide a copy. There is no copy service available at the exam location.
- Exam fees are US$15 or equivalent in Euros.
- Calculators will be accepted only if the candidate can prove all memories have been blanked. Calculators with hardwired formula capabilities are prohibited.
- The exam starts with the Technician test. If the candidate succeeds, he will be authorized to pass the General part, and so on with the Extra test. This means 3 steps to get the Extra class.
- If the candidate fails, he could pass again another test. The new test fees are US$7 or equivalent.
- Candidates who registered to the FCC ULS (Universal Licensing System) database (http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls) prior to the test session will need their FRN.
- US citizens will need their SSN (Social Security Number) or TIN (Tax Identification Number).
As a resume, candidates must:
- Pay the US$15 fees (or equivalent) – in cash
- Come with pen, pencil, rubber, calculator
- Present an ID with photo (National ID card, passport)
- Eventually have in hand their ULS FRN, SSN or TIN (US citizens), a copy of their license or CSCE.
F6KQV radio club meeting
The radio club will be happy to kindly invite all to join its meeting around a lunch with the VE’s.
For those who want to attend, you can participate with food and beverage from your choice.
A friendly city tour will be also organized in the afternoon.
Route - Contact
- Route: connect to http://www.ref67.fr/index.php/contact
- On request, someone could pick you up at the train/tram station.
- On the air: you could contact F6KQV from 8:00
- Strasbourg’s cross band relay (144.750 – 439.750 TCS 67Hz on 70 cm)
- Simplex 145.500 MHz
- Another frequency on request
Information and updates available at:
ARRL Volunteer Examiner team
Jean-Luc F1ULQ / AC8QS - Charles F1TZV / AC8QT- Philippe F5IYJ/ NK2F - Arnaud F6BZG / AC2NK