Ham Radio Testing

Next Testing Session will be Thursday , October 8, 2020 @ 7:00PM

MAKE SURE you use the current Question Pool - See Below

Walk-Ins are welcome!

We offer amateur testing for those who want to get into ham radio or those who want to upgrade their current license.  We try to coordinate our testing schedule so that we do not overlap with the other ham radio club in our area that offers testing.  We test during the even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December) on the 2nd Thursday.  Testing begins at 7:00PM

The tests are made up of questions taken word for word from the question pool. The answers to the questions on the test may be in a different order than what you read in the question pool but they will all be exactly as they are written in the question pool document. Also, the questions are taken from all sections of the question pool and not just from a single section. There will be at least one question from each section and there will only be a few math questions on the test. This means there is no need to worry about the math questions.. You can miss all the math questions on the test and still get a passing grade. All questions are multiple choice so the correct answer will be on the test. You just have to decide which answer is the correct one. New question pools come out about every 4 years on July 1st. We will always have the schedule posted here.

MORSE CODE: As of February 23rd, 2007 the FCC dropped all Morse Code requirements to get your license.  This includes the Technician Class Exam, General Class Exam and the Extra Class Exam.  The test is a written or computer based test that consists of multiple choice questions and answers.  So if you never got your ham radio license because you couldn't learn Morse Code, that hurdle is now gone. Having said that, if you still want to learn CW, here is a website with some tips to help you at Ham Universe

TESTING UPDATE: The FCC has updated their form NCVEC 605 to include the "Felony Question". This form is required for those seeking new licenses, upgraded licenses and changes like license modifications (Vanity Call Sign) and change of address. These changes are from the FCC as you can see by the new NCVEC 605 form. Our SCARS Testing Team had nothing to do with this change but they are required to utilize this new form effective immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, you should contact the FCC directly.    
Posted: September 14th, 2017

Information from the FCC about the New NCVEC 605 Form
New NCVE 605 Form

Question Pools (Downloadable PDF) and Question Pool Schedules

License Class Link Dates Valid Number of Questions Test Questions Passing Score

Technician Class
Element 2
Starts:  July 1, 2018  (1460)
Expires:  June 30, 2022
Expires in:  646 Days
2018-2022 Technician Graphics
396 35 75% or
At Least
26 of 35

General Class
Element 3
Starts:  July 1, 2019  (1460)
Expires:  June 30, 2023
Expires in:  1011 Days
462 35 75% or
At Least
26 of 35

Extra Class
Element 4
Starts:  July 1, 2020  (1460)
Expires:  June 30, 2024
Expires in:  1377 Days
713 50 74% or
At Least
37 of 50

Our testing location is on South US 441 (Pine Street) and SE 80 Street at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Substation. Click here to see a map of where the testing site is located.

The cost for testing is $15.00.  If you pass the test you have just taken, you may take the next level test at no additional charge.  If you fail the test you have just taken, you must pay an additional $15.00. if you would like to try again, even though you are taking the same level test again.

Here are some links to a few online practice exams, study material resources and question pools.  We hope that this will help get you on your way to getting your ham radio license.