Amateur Radio License Testing Session Sunday January 15, 2023

The WVRA will hold an amateur radio license exam on Sunday, January 15th. This exam is intended for individuals who are testing for their technician class license, and for those looking to upgrade to the general or amateur extra class license.

The exam session will be held at:

Good News Church

145919 Lowland Lane

Mosinee, WI 54455

Exam starts at 1pm


  1. All participants should preregister. There will be a limited amount of space for drop in participants
  2. Everyone needs an FRN (FCC registration number) prior to taking the test. New applicants can create an account with the FCC (details below). Current license holders will have an FRN already assigned.
  3. General questions can be directed to Michael Martens at or use our contact form.

Registration Form for Testing Session

Beginning in 2021, the FCC and ARRL VEC requires all examinees to have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) at the time of the exam. If you have a current license with the FCC (amateur, GMRS, commercial, or other) you may already have an FRN and will need to provide it at the time of the exam. Those who do not have an FRN can obtain one by going to and bring it to the exam Exam cost – $15 (cash or check) Test requirements – Photo ID (minors can use birth certificate, social security card or other government issued ID when accompanied by parent/guardian), FRN, previous CSCE (if you have taken the test and are upgrading), $15 (cash or check). Exam administered by Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) accredited volunteer examiners in accordance with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) guidelines. Cost for exam cover expenses for filing license with FCC.

FCC Application Fee

The FCC charges an application fee for certain filings including new licenses, vanity call sign requests, and license renewals. (This is an addition to the testing fee collected at the exam site).  There are no fees for administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, modification applications to upgrade an amateur radio licensee’s operator class or to request a sequentially issued call sign. You will receive an email from the FCC after your license application has been submitted with details on how to remit payment. More information is here:   General questions can be directed to Michael Martens at or use our contact form.