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Leesburg, Lake County, Florida
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    Lake Amateur Radio Association License Examinations


    How to Register:

    1. Contact David Pennell to register at his email (preferred) or (352) 602-5164 except for 10-21.2017 testing date.  For that date, contact John Walton, WB4HV, or (352) 988-3587.

    2. Anyone passing their exam may take the next element without any additional fee if time is available. Anyone not passing their exam may retake the exam for an additional fee if there is time available.


    1. LARA conducts testing on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with the exception of December. December testing is conducted on the 2nd Saturday. All testing begins promptly at 8 AM.


    1. The LARA clubhouse is located at 11146 Springdale Avenue, Leesburg, FL 34788. Springdale Avenue is a small street running directly next to Haines Creek Baptist Church. Please note, the speed limit on Springdale Avenue is 5 Miles Per Hour. The clubhouse is at the end of Springdale Avenue.

    What to Bring:

    1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport)

    2. If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification

    a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
    b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
    c. social security card
    d. library card
    e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on the Form 605.

    3. Students/minors may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a photo ID.

    4. Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN); VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then you may register your SSN with the FCC have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the FCC's registration instructions page at

    5. If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website, or the original(s) and photocopy(s)of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The photocopy(s) will not be returned.

    6. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silencedr turned off during  the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT
    be used.

    7. Bring $15.00 in exact cash to cover the exam fee.


    Taking the Test

    1. Check in and provide the $15.00 cash for taking the test.  If you plan on using a calculator, it should be checked.  Then find a seat at the table, get out your pencil  and remain quiet.

    2. You will be provided an answer sheet, a black worksheet, and a exam booklet.  Place them on the desk and remain quiet unless asked (This is very important).

    3. Once everyone is seated and ready, there will be instructions which must be followed.  Open the booklet only when directed and record your answers on the answer sheet.  Do not write in the booklet.

    4. Once you have completed the test, double check to be sure your name is on the answer sheet and all questions have been answered.  Turn in your answer sheet to one of the VE's and quietly return to your seat until all the tests have been completed.

    5. After your test has been checked and verified, you will be told whether you passed or not. If you passed, there is some more paperwork to complete.


    How to obtain an official FCC License Copy:

    1.  Download and Print License:  The licensee can log into the FCC ULS License Manager System ( with their FRN and password to ‘Download the Electronic Authorization’ of the official license.  On the ‘Download Authorizations’ page the license holder will their call sign to the ‘Authorizations to Download’ and then click download. The PDF of the license can be saved to a computer and printed later or the file can be opened and printed immediately. 

    2.  Login and Set Paper Preferences: The licensee can log into the FCC ULS License Manager System ( with their FRN and password and choose ‘Set Paper Authorization Preferences’. This option determines whether a user will receive paper authorizations (printed license and FRN information) from the FCC for future mailings.
    On the ‘Set Paper Authorization Preferences’ page, the license holder would select either YES or NO and then click SAVE. By selecting YES, you will continue to receive paper authorizations printed and mailed by the FCC. By selecting NO, you will not receive authorizations printed and mailed from the FCC. This preference will affect all granted authorizations on this FRN.  

    3.  Receive License via Email:  When modifying, renewing or requesting a duplicate copy of the license, a licensee who already has an FCC Registration Number (FRN) and provides a valid e-mail address under “Applicant Information” while logged in to the ULS system will receive an official ULS-generated electronic authorization via e-mail.
    The action of adding a valid e-mail address into the FCC system can also be performed by a VEC filing new, upgraded, modified or renewed licenses on behalf of applicants.  All exam applicants should include a valid email address on their NCVEC 605 form, in order to receive their license electronically.

    4.  Contact FCC:  Licensees may contact FCC Support via the web, by telephone (1-877-480-3201) or by mail to request paper licenses. Please note that FCC stopped using distinctive paper stock to produce hard copy licenses and has been printing these on “standard, white recycled paper.” The Bureau noted that the distinctive paper stock it had used was six times more expensive than the plain recycled paper it now uses.  



     Last Update:  09/14/2018    © Copyright Lake Amateur Radio Association. All Rights Reserved.