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August 12, 2023 Session

Aug 12, 2023 (Sat)
8:00-5:00pm PDT
Test Fee:
501 Winslow St., Redwood City, CA 94063
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W5YI Licensing Services
Slots available:
45 / 55 slots claimed
Notes from the team:

The Fee is $35.00 for this session, pay at the session, cash or check. This covers the cost of the study materials and the W5YI Examination Fee.

  • $14.00 W5YI Exam Fee
  • $21.00 BAEARS Session Fee

Make checks payable to: Ross Peterson.

Print out and bring the confirmation e-mail and check or cash with you. Please don’t mail or fax them in.

We MUST check 2 forms of ID, one must be a picture ID. You MUST have your FCC FRN available for the license application, the application can’t be processed without it.

Effective 05/20/2021 you MUST obtain an FRN (FCC Registration Number) in order to obtain an amateur radio license. We CANNOT process your application without an FRN

(FCC FRN Requirements Info https://www.fcc.gov/rofrn)

The FCC has created a YouTube video to demonstrate how to obtain an FRN. The link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a4doKEPN5M

You may go the FCC website at: https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn to register for a FRN (you will need to give them your Social Security Number).

Effecctive April 19, 2022, the FCC will begin charging a $35.00 application fee. https://www.arrl.org/fcc-application-fee BAEARS will not collect this fee, you will be charged directly by the FCC.

For those of you who don't have a sponsor, leave that part blank, we will help you locate a sponsor at the session.

If you have a current amateur Radio license and are planning to upgrade, please bring a copy of your current license that we can keep to send in with your upgrade package.

If you wish to take the Extra exam, you MUST study prior to the session. The question pool is too large to cover in one day of study. Feel free to join us for additional study and bring your study materials. The exam fee is $14.00.

The building will be open at 8:00 AM and we will start sign-in then. The session introduction will start promptly at 8:30. Please don’t be late, if you miss the orientation it will be extremely difficult to catch up.