Sheboygan County has an ARRL VE team ready to help you get your new ticket (license) or upgrade.
The VE test team is not part of the Sheboygan County Amateur Radio Club, but rather, is an independent group dedicated to helping others get their Amateur Radio license or upgrade for even more on air privileges.
The Sheboygan County VE Team meets every other month at the Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth WI to administer tests. The test site is handicap accessible. Walk-in are welcome, but the VE test team would prefer preregistration so we can ensure you a smooth testing experience.
- $15 test fee: Make checks payable to “ARRL-VEC”. Cash is acceptable as well (please bring correct change).
- Valid Photo ID (Drivers License, Passport, Military ID)
- If applicable, your original (and a photocopy) of your Amateur Radio license plus any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may have from previous exams not included in your current license.
- Federal Registration Number (FRN): VECs are required by the FCC
to submit your FRN with your license application form.
New license applicants must create an FCC user account and
receive their FRN before attending exam sessions.
Registrants will be assigned an FRN which will be used in all license
transactions with the FCC. For instructions on how to register your
SSN and receive an FRN from the FCC, visit the FCC’s Registration
page and the FCC’s Registration instructions page.
- Optional – Calculator with memory cleared.
Additional information is available here: http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session
Please note: The FCC has advised us to make it clear to candidates that some information about them will be made publicly available on the FCC’s website, including their name, mailing address, and felony conviction status.
2021 VE TESTING DATES
Pre-registration necessary – NO walk-ins due to corona virus.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, WE WILL BE MONITORING CONDITIONS AND MAY ADJUST OUR TESTING SCHEDULE ACCORDINGLY. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK HERE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.
Salem UCC [testing site] is our host. As such, we are expected to comply with their rules.
As of August 5, 2020, the church requires groups holding meetings in the building to observe the following:
All persons will wear masks while in the building.
Surfaces that can be or have been touched will be wiped with sanitizing spray or wipes [provided by the VE Team].
Hand sanitizer will be used by everyone upon entering and leaving the church [provided by the church].
Proper physical distancing will be expected [VE Team will seat candidates accordingly].
Persons will observe the health/safety rules posted on the doors of the church. Candidates who attend exam sessions will be given assigned seating.
Please be advised, these safety guidelines may change at any time based upon national, state, local or site mandates.
IF YOU’RE IN A HURRY GET YOUR LICENSE OR UPGRADE, OR ARE JUST NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THE ABOVE GUIDELINES, WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND – PLEASE CHECK THE ARRL WEBSITE
HERE IS ANOTHER LINK FOR REMOTE EXAMS:
Reminder: Pre-registration necessary – absolutely NO walk-ins due to corona virus.
Saturdays – Registration at 8:30 AM, testing at 9:00 AM
Tuesdays – Registration at 6:30 PM, testing at 7:00 PM
Ready to schedule a date for the test, or have some questions? Contact the VE test team using this easy form.
Finding the test site is easy using the map below to get directions to the VE Session
Salem United Church of Christ — 217 Salem Drive — Plymouth, WI 53073 – Location IS handicap-accessible.
Please Note: Although the directions from Google Maps and GPS systems will take you to the front door of the church, the VE team asks that you enter the church from the parking lot on the east side of the building. Instead of turning right onto Salem Drive, turn into the parking lot a half block sooner.
If our exam dates don’t work out for you, there are other testing sites available. Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club has published their schedule for 2021. VE Testing for 2021 will be held at Maplewood Middle School. Upcoming 2021 testing dates are June 5, July 24, September 18, and at the FCARC Swapfest in November. The new exam location will be at Maplewood Middle School, 1600 Midway Road, Menasha 54952. The room is on the SE corner of the building, door 17. PRE-REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED. There are strict Covid-19 guidelines in place. More info is available here: https://www.fcarc.club/node/252 If you have any questions concerning FCARC Exams please contact Rick Kosiorek at (920) 809- 1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
73, VE Test Team