August amateur radio licensing tests

In August, there will be three opportunities here in Charleston for anybody who’s interested in taking the test(s) to get an amateur radio license or to upgrade.

In addition to the regularly scheduled monthly testing offered by Trident ARC and the bi-monthly testing offered by Charleston ARS, there will be a testing session offered at the Flock to Fedora conference at College of Charleston. The Flock testing session will be held Saturday August 10 from 2-4PM in ECTR 115.

From the announcement email:

The Fedora Amateur Radio SIG will be hosting a Ham Radio VE Session at Flock 2013 (at the College of Charleston) on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in room ECTR 115.  Please arrive promptly at 2:00pm if possible, we must be out of that room by 4:00pm, as another talk/hackfest will be starting then.

We will be administering all classes of amateur radio license exams: Technician, General, and Amateur Extra.  Please bring your FRN with you, or register at if you do not have a license already.  You will also need a photo ID.  There is also a fee of $15.00 which goes to the ARRL.  You can pay this via cash or check.

If you have any questions, please email us at

We also ask that anyone interested in taking any exams please email us at to let us know you plan on coming, but this is not strictly required.

I get to be one of the VEs!