Ham Radio Exams

Exams for all license tests are from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Saturday and from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM on Sunday. There is no charge to enter the HamFest if you are ONLY coming to take an exam.  However, you may ONLY enter the HamFest up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the exam session (enter anytime after 12:30pm on Saturday, and anytime after 9:00am on Sunday) We supply Simple Calculators and Scientific Calculators (TI-30Xa) – you are not allowed to use your own device.  We also supply pens, pencils and scratch paper.  

There is no fee to take an exam, the HamFest is covering the fee for all examinees.

We encourage you to fill-out the 605 form, print it, and bring with you in order to take the exam. Click Here for a link to the 605 form.

First-Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number before Taking Exam (click here)

All amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) before taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system. Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for amateur radio or in another service, already have an FRN and can use the same number. All prospective new FCC licensees, however, will be required to obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that number to the volunteer examiners on the Form 605 license application. An FCC instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain an FRN through the FCC’s COmmission REgistration System (CORES). 

There is no charge to enter the HamFest for exams after 12:30 PM. on Saturday and 9:00 AM on Sunday, if you are ONLY coming to take an exam.  So using the honor system, if you plan on coming early you are more than encouraged to purchase an admission ticket to help support Georgia’s largest HamFest.

Practice test at QRZ

The following URL is very helpful: http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session