Several members of the MCARC are WCARS/VE team members and schedule VE tests after the odd month MCARC meetings.

VE Testing IS NOT a function of the McMinn Co Amateur Radio Club, and the club receives none of the funds charged for VE testing. All funds go to WCARS.

An appointment is not required for our regular sessions. For a special session, please contact:
Mike Elkins, W1ELK, by email to (

VE Testing Hints

Have everything you need to take the test when you walk into the test session: A valid photo ID (like your driver's license or a passport). Two sharpened pencils and one pen. A nonprogrammable calculator is permitted, wireless devices with calculator are not. If you are upgrading you need to bring a copy (NOT the original) of your current Amateur Radio license or CSCE. (We CANNOT make copies.)

Licensing fee - $10.00

Come prepared. Study the material and expect to pass the test on the first attempt. Usually the VEs will allow you to retake a test but they don't have to do this.

The VEs are only required to tell you if you passed or failed. They cannot tell you about how you did on specific questions or topics.

VE Testing is on the second Mondays of the odd months after the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club Meeting. Meetings start at 7PM and usually end around 8PM. Special test dates may be arranged by appointment.

The VE team may refuse to test you for any reason.

Failure to have the appropriate certifications listed above may delay licensing grants.

The test materials are mailed to WCARS no later than the day after the session. They are then entered into the FCC database from there.