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VE Testing starts Friday, April 9

7:30 PM
At The Church of the Holy Nativity

The Church is located at the corner of 55th Street and Richmond Avenue in Clarendon Hills. The church is located about 1 mile East of Cass Avenue
or 1 1/2 miles West of Route 83

You must register first! Please do not just
"show up" because Covid restrictions are still
in place and we need to follow them. Meaning
you must have spot in order to be there! If you want
to attend please send an email to

to register and ask any questions you might have.

ONCE AGAIN - Different Testing Location than in the past:

New Testing Location:
Church of the Holy Nativity located at the corner of 55th Street and Richmond Avenue in Clarendon Hills. The Church is located about 1 mile East of Cass Avenue
or 1 1/2 miles West of Route 83.

Check here for updates

We will not be able to accomodate "walk-ins"
You must contact
Don, N9IZU at 630-964-6258
Amateur Radio Licensing exams are administered by our ARRL Certified VE Team. Click on either resource logo for the latest question pool and effectivedate information.

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Recent Club Sponsored VE Licensing Exams

DARC sponsored VE Testing - March, 2019

When? The first Friday of every month at 7:30 PM (Central) except January and July.
However this could change because of the Covid issue.
So PLEASE contact
Don, N9IZU at 630-964-6258
For latest information!


Normally we hold VE Testing at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, located at 4501 Main St., just south of Ogden Ave. on Main St. in Downers Grove. Park in lot behind the church.
But this could change due to the state of flux we're in
So once again, please contact
Don, N9IZU at 630-964-6258
For up-to-the moment information
We don't want you to show up for a VE Session
that has been cancelled!

More Info? Contact Don - N9IZU at 630-964-6258

Don't Forget...

1) If you have a license, bring a copy of your current signed license.

2) Bring any CSCE's you may have earned.

3) Bring a photo ID so we can verify who you are!

4) Bring the NCVEC Form 605, with only Section 1 completed.

5) The cost for taking the test is $15.00. If you bring exact change it would be a great help!

The required "NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605" can be found HERE

If you do not have one you may want to obtain an FRN (FCC Federal Registration Number) so you do not need to use your Social Security Number on your application. The FRN is a unique entity identifier for everyone doing business with the Commission.
The FRN can be obtained electronically through the FCC webpage at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls (Select FCC Registration Number (FRN) Commission Registration System (CORES) or by manually submitting FCC Form 160. FCC Form 160 is available for downloading from http://www.fcc.gov/formpage.htm, by calling the FCC's Forms Distribution Center at (800) 418-3676, or the FCC’s Fax Information System by dialing (202) 418-0177.

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