Exams

The Two Rivers ARC Amateur Radio Exam Team conducts exam sessions four (4) times a year at the Blaine Bill VFD Social Hall, 609 Oxford Ave, Elizabeth PA. And at the TRARC Hamfest on April 3rd at the McKeesport Palisades & Event Center, 100 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport PA.

The TRARC Volunteer Examiner Team offers exams to those wanting to obtain a new license, or to upgrade their current license. We offer testing for the Technician, General, and Extra Class amateur radio licenses offered by the Federal Communications Commission. All examiners are accredited by the 'ARRL-VEC'. If you wish to take an exam at any of our sessions please contact the VE Exam Coordinator by phone or email beforehand at: 412 751 9657, or email to: 'veteam@trarc.net".

2022 Testing Schedule

March 8--April 3 (TRARC Hamfest)-June 14--September 13--December 13
Exams are held at the Blaine Hill VFD, 409 Oxford Ave, Elizabeth PA,
starting at 630 pm. Walk-ins are accepted although preregistration is preferred.

Please follow all Exam Testing Session Instructions as found on the ARRL web site 'What To Bring To An Exam
Session' web page:
http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session

2022 Fees: Check made out in the amount of $15 payable to "TWO RIVERS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB".
Note: There has been an announcement from the F.C.C., passed by the U.S. Congress, to collect a proposed $35 processing fees for all F.C.C. amateur applications starting on April 19, 2022. This has been further clarified on March 31, 2022 by the F.C.C. See below for more information..

New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade a licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.

Results of the September 14, 2021 Exam Session
William L Powers N3GHT (E), Antonio Cerri WA3AHC (G), Hugo Cerri (G) KC3PDA, David Reynolds (G) KC3SUA, Joseph M Donoghue (T) KC3STZ, and Mitchell Geary (T) KC3STY. Congratulations to all.

Row 1:
Left: Bill Powers N3GHT, Hugo Cerri KC3PDA, David Reynolds, Mitchell Gary.
Right: Joseph M Donoghue, Antonio Cerri WA3AHC
Row 2:
Left: Joseph Donoghue, Antonio Cerri WA3AHC
Right: Examiners-Curt McCormick WU3U, Chuck Gessner W3ON, Del Peterson W3DTP, Roger Johnson WI3R
Row 3:
Left: Examiners--Del Peterson W3DTP, Roger Johnson WI3R
Right: Curt McCormick WU3U, Chuck Gessner W3ON
Row 4:
Left: Mitchell Geary (waitng for his CSCE)
Right: David Reynolds (with his CSCE)
Row 5:
Left: Joseph McDonoghue (with his CSCE), and Mike KV3L Exam Coordinator
Right: Hugo Cerri KC3PDA, and Antonio Cerri WA3AHC (with their CSCE's)