Amateur Radio Operator License Testing / Renewal
A license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is required to operate an amateur radio transmitter. Tests are administered by qualified volunteer examiners (VEs) according to FCC approved procedures.
RARA conducts amateur radio license testing on the 3rd Saturday of each month from September through April and at our Hamfest. These tests cover all amateur radio elements as required for the Technician, General, and Extra class licenses.
James E. Gleason Hall, Room 9-3139 (GLE on this map)
Registration is at 10:00 AM
Bring a pen and pencil, two forms of ID including one with a picture. If you are upgrading: Bring your original, and a copy, of your current amateur radio license; or unexpired Certificates of Completion. Application forms will be available.
Testing is free!
RARA provides free testing sessions as a public service. Handicapped applicants are always welcome, please notify us in advance if you need any special accommodations.
For more information: Call our hotline or contact our License Testing Coordinator directly.
FCC License Renewal
There are 4 methods to renew your license:
The Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Educational Corporation