License Exams (VE Testing) 2017
- January 31, April 25, October 31
at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd
- July 25 at the American Red Cross, 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd
Technician License Classes
Classes for the Amateur Radio Technician License will be held weekly on Thursdays from January 26 through April 13, 2017. A schedule of topics will be added here when finalized. The class location is the Technology Lab at the EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Please register on this page to reserve you place in the classes and to help us plan for the needed resources.
New Licensees – October 2016
At the October 25 license exam session, the following individuals (pictured from left to right) earned their ham licenses: Todd Young, Robert Fontenot, Daniel Webb, Cory Rogers, David LeBlanc. We congratulate them and encourage them to become active with our club.
Amateur Radio License Classes
Ham Radio, also known as Amateur Radio, is a popular hobby and a service which licensed participants operate communications equipment, with a deep appreciation of the radio art. Now you can join this hobby of 700,000 U.S. Ham Radio operators in a course (1-night per week) conducted by the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club (BRARC). Morse code is no longer a requirement for the FCC license, but still very popular. Several other modern communications modes including voice, data, and television are used today. Satellites, the internet, and radios are all part of the hobby now. Join the fabulous, fun hobby of Amateur Radio by registering for a class today.
Classes are normally held at:
Baton Rouge Main Library – Second Floor
7711 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
There is no cost for the class, but it is recommended you obtain the class text.
For more information, contact:
Buddy Brown, N5BUD 225.573.2111
Jon Reise, WA9JBR 225.388.5776
Test time is 6:00 pm; plan to arrive by 5:30 pm. These test sessions occur once a quarter and are held at 6:00 pm .
To take a test, candidates need to bring the following:
- $15 check made out to ARRL VEC (We prefer checks, but will also accept cash.)
- Photo ID
- Copy of your current FCC license or CSCE (for those upgrading)
- Calculator – This is optional and you must be able to demonstrate that the memories are blank.
In addition, we recommend that if you are taking your first test, that you register with the FCC and get your FRN number. This can be used on the forms instead of using your Social Security number. You can register here.