If you are
interested in amateur radio, and would like to take the exam , the Troy VE Team stands ready to assist.
We are affiliated with the ARRL/VEC, and have been proud to provide testing opportunities since 1984.
recommend that you check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you prepare for the exam.
Hope to see you on the bands.
Troy VE Team LIAISON
Please, keep in mind that from time-to-time the schedule gets changed as the season goes on. We recommend that you check back here often to confirm the dates/times you're interested in haven't been changed/canceled.
(Doors will Close)
Troy VE Team will be holding their exam
sessions at the
Senior Center, 1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY 12189.
Map to get to Senior Center below:
Examination room doors will open 40 minutes prior to the exam time, with exams starting at the
times indicated above. NOBODY will be admitted into the exam room after the starting time.
The Troy VE Team never requires any pre-registration for any of their exams. Starting January 1, the fee charged all applicants at ARRL VEC-coordinated Amateur Radio examination sessions will be $15.00 either cash, or check ( payable to
ARRL-VEC ). This fee is required from all candidates taking any of the exam elements offered by this team.
Make sure you bring proper identification (either one picture ID or
two non-picture IDs). Also bring all of your original documentation
(current license, CSCEs...etc.), along with photocopies,
calculators, pens and pencils to the exam session. You are required to register in ULS and CORES
to get a FRN number. Click
to go the FCC site to do that. Anyone
needing special handicap arrangements is asked to call in advance. The
Senior Center is handicapped accessible.
Talk-in on 145.17/R .
allows you to search the
ARRL website for upcoming exam sessions.
Here is a link
to a local group holding classes:
Area Radio Enthusiasts (CARE)
Q. How do I get registered in CORES (FRN Numbers or ULS (Taxpayer ID number)
As of 12/3/01, all candidates for new licenses and upgrades must have FCC-assigned CORES (FRN) numbers and ULS (Tax-payer identification) numbers.
If you are not already registered in CORES and ULS, go to the following FCC
website to register prior to the exam session:
Q. Do I need to pre-register for a Troy VE Team session?
We do require pre-registration for
all candidates by contacting:
Troy VE Team LIAISON
and we do strongly encourage candidates to call
ahead if any of the following apply:
- Candidates with physical disabilities
who would request special accommodations.
- Candidates who wish to obtain grandfathering
credit for the General Class written test (Ele.3).
- Parents or guardians of children under 18
years of age (to make sure that the Social Security Number
and proper ID will be available).
Q. What should I bring to the exam?
A. Bring the items listed below.
- Your FRN (FCC Registration Number)
- $15.00 exam fee (cash, check, or
money order payable to ARRL/VEC)
- Original and photocopy of current
FCC amateur license
- Original and photocopy of CSCE documents from
prior exam sessions
- Pen and Two #2 pencils
- Simple battery or
- Special documentation if credit is requested
for Element 3 (General class written) for Technician Class licenses
issued prior to 3/21/87.
Q.What materials are not allowed at the exam session?
A. DO NOT bring these items!
- Study materials
- Programmable calculators
- Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
- Palm Pilots/devices with a keyboard
- Cell phones or pagers
Q. What are acceptable photo IDs?
Any one (1) of the following:
- Driver's License with photograph
- Non-drivers Photo ID
- Passport or Passport card
- Military Photo ID
- FCC Radiotelegraph License with photo
Q. What are acceptable non-photo IDs?
two (2) of the following:
- Non-photo ID/driver's
license (some states still have them)
- Social Security Card
- Birth certificate (must
have the appropriate seal)
- Minor's work permit
- School report card
- School ID card
- Library card
- Utility bill, bank
statement or other business correspondence that
specifically names the person
- Postmarked envelope
addressed to the person at his or her current
mailing address as it appears on the Form 605
about students/minors without photo IDs?
without a photo ID need to bring only one of the
above items if a legal guardian presents their
photo ID; otherwise
two non-photo IDs are
required. ARRL will cover the one-time FCC
application fee for new license candidates
younger than 18-years
old for tests
administered under the ARRL VEC program.
Candidates younger than 18-years old would pay a reduced
session fee of $5 to the ARRL VEC VE
team at the time of the exam.
Visit the Youth
Licensing Grant Program webpage for more
information and for the reimbursement
instructions. Minor children
(under the age of 18) may be accompanied in the
room by an adult during the test.
The QRZ Daily FCC Report
Check out past reports in our
Looking for a new license or upgrade?
Our daily reports come directly from the FCC. It usually takes about 7 to
10 days for any new license or upgrade action to make it through the
government bureaucracy. When the FCC posts an update, we typically have
it online within 24 hours. The FCC also has
an official web site where you can
check their records for your callsign.
Troy Amateur Radio Association - N2TY
145.170/R * Troy's Full Service Repeaters * 447.075/R