VE Testing

The Roane County Amateur Radio ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE) Testing Team provides the following information.

First time test candidates* need to bring to the test session:

  1. a photo ID,
  2. Social Security Number, and
  3. $15.00 test fee.

If you are planning to upgrade to a higher class license, or modify your license in any way, bring:

  1. a copy of your current license which we are required to send in with the paperwork,
  2. a photo ID,
  3. your FRN* or Social Security Number, and
  4. $15.00 test fee.

Please bring correct change. Test fees are subject to change as directed by the ARRL.

If you have just passed an Amateur test for the first time, you can normally find your new call sign posted on the ARRL data base at http://www.arrl.org/advanced-call-sign-search or the FCC data base at http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp by Friday of the week after your test. Once you see your call sign posted, you can legally get on the air on any frequencies assigned to your class of license.

Amateur radio tests are given on the second Saturday of even months, i.e. Feb, Apr, Jun, etc. by appointment only. A VE testing team member must be contacted prior to the scheduled Saturday or the team will not be at the test location. Applicants should have studied from the current license study guide for the license class they will be tested.

Roane County VE team members are:

  • Keith Dalton, (Team Leader) WV4G: wv4g@arrl.net or wv4g.keith@gmail.com Phone: 931-261-4599 (12 pm to 6 pm only)
  • Buddy Miles, K4CPF: jbuddymiles@msn.com Phone: 865-376-7842
  • David Rogers, KC4WGH: dfrogerskc4wgh@hughes.net Phone: 865-435-0159
  • Mike Winters, AG4OT: preachermike@comcast.net Phone: 865-883-9350
  • Jim Dalton, K4FPG: k4fpg@arrl.net or jsdaltonk4fpg@att.net Phone: 865-882-2639

To take a Amateur Radio test please contact by e-mail the Roane County VE Testing Team Coordinator, Keith Dalton (WV4G) at wv4g.keith@gmail.com, or Jim Dalton (K4FPG) at jsdatonk4fpg@att.net, with your name, the test date you want and your contact phone number and a member from the team will get back to you. Please note that tests are given by appointment only on the second Saturday of even months, i.e. Feb., April, etc. in the Fellowship Hall at Trenton Street Baptist Church at 519 Trenton Street in Harriman TN . Coming through downtown Harriman on US 27 (Roane St.) turn East at traffic light # 7, go one block on Queen St., turn left on to Trenton Street, then immediately left into the church parking lot. Signs will direct you to the Fellowship Hall.

*First time license applicants are allowed to use their Social Security (SS) number on Form 605, however after that, if an applicant needs to modify their license in any way, they must use an FCC Registration Number (FRN). The FRN uniquely identifies an applicant in all future transactions with the FCC, and avoids the need to continually provide a SS number on application forms. You can obtain your individual FRN from the FCC by going to the following FCC website: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do