Here is a list of the testing sessions we currently have on the calendar in the Dothan area. If you are interested in, know someone whom has shown interest in getting their license or upgrading; please pass this information and website on to them.

Contact Wiregrass Hams via testing@w4dhn.org so we will have a firm head count. A 48 hours minimum notice is preferred and exam start promptly at time listed. Please be on site at least 15 minutes before the posted times. Late admittance will not be allowed out of respect for the other candidates.


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Wiregrass Hams VE Team – 2024 Testing Schedule
Date Month Time A.M. / P.M. Location Address City State
24 Feb 9:00 A.M. American Red Cross – Wiregrass Chapter 1004 Montezuma Avenue Dothan AL
27 Apr 10:00 A.M. City Counsel Chambers 9 Park Street Headland AL
22 Jun 11:00 A.M. Northside Methodist Academy 2600 Redmond Road Dothan AL
24 Aug 9:00 A.M. American Red Cross – Wiregrass Chapter 1004 Montezuma Avenue Dothan AL
26 Oct 10:00 A.M. City Counsel Chambers 9 Park Street Headland AL

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ARLB014 FCC Auto-Registration Feature for Exam Applicants to be Discontinued

ARRL Bulletin 14  ARLB014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 27, 2021
To all radio amateurs

ARLB014 FCC Auto-Registration Feature for Exam Applicants to be Discontinued

Auto-registration in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) amateur radio exam for candidates using a Social Security number will be discontinued on May 20, 2021. Applicants must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for all license transactions with the FCC. Examinees must register in CORES and receive an FRN before exam day. Starting on May 20, electronic batch filed applications that do not include a candidate’s FRN will be rejected. The Social Security/Licensee ID Field will be disabled.

The CORES website can be accessed at: https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do .

An instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to establish a CORES account, which is necessary for licensees to make administrative updates and download electronic license

The instructional video can be found at, https://www.fcc.gov/rofrn .

After June 29, all filers must provide an email address on all applications. When an email is provided, applicants will receive an official electronic copy of their licenses once granted (allow
incoming email from authorizations@fcc.gov). If no email is provided when filing on or after June 29, applications will be rejected. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use the email address of a family member or friend.

Further information about providing an email address can be found at, http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-require-email-address-on-applications-starting-on-june-29-2021

Licensees need to log in to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) to download their authorizations. The FCC no longer issues paper copies.


What to Bring:

  1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport)
  2. If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
  3. Non-photo ID/driver’s license (some states still have them)
  4. Birth Certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
  5. Library card
  6. 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.
  7. Students 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.
  8. Your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN); VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit your FRN number with your license application form. If you must have an FRN BEFORE the exam session day. 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. Please note that ALL exam teams will only accept a valid FRN on your application.
  9. If applicable, bring either the original and a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license, 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.
  10. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
  11. 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 silenced or 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.
  12. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee(s). Exams are currently $15.00. Cash is PREFERRED.