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to ask any questions you might have.

Next VE Session is

Friday, August 6

(See Below)


Friday August 6 - 7:30 PM at Church of the Holy Nativity
Friday September 10 - 7:30 PM at Church of the Holy Nativity (2nd Friday to avoid Labor Day weekend)
Friday October 1 - 7:30 PM at Church of the Holy Nativity
Friday November 5 - 7:30 PM at Church of the Holy Nativity
Friday December 3 - 7:30 PM at Church of the Holy Nativity

**Please Note The Following Important New** ***Information:***

The FCC is now requiring a(n) FCC Registration Number (FRN)
for all applications.
They are no longer accepting Social Security Numbers.
Prospective hams can register with the FCC and receive a(n) FRN here: 

As of June 29, 2021 the FCC is mandating email addresses on all applications. Per the  amended Section 97.23, “The email address must be an address where the grantee can receive electronic correspondence. Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct email address.”***
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.

NCVEC link


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-19 issue.
So PLEASE contact
Don, N9IZU at 630-964-6258
If you have any questions!


In the past many of you know we
held VE Testing at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, located at 4501 Main St., just south of Ogden Ave. on Main St. in Downers Grove.
But this has changed due to Covid.
Hopefully you noted above the new
VE Testing site. At least it is for now.
Scroll back up if you missed it!

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. Also bring your FRN. What's an FRN? Hey,
you didn't read the important new information from FCC
posted above. So, scroll back up and please read the new
information! You'll be glad you did!

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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