Testing and VE Team


TARC currently maintains a W5YI-VEC test team with over 35 devoted accredited Volunteer Examiners. We offer testing once a month, usually on the third Saturday of each month.

Our Test Sessions are now held at the Thomas County EOC which is located at 1202 Remington Avenue in Thomasville. There’s a map at the end of this page.

Exceptions to the time and location apply in months when we hold licensing classes (where the sessions move to Archbold Hospital) and in June when the testing is at the Field Day location. Be sure to check both the Calendar Page and the “News and Events” section of this website to see if there is a change for the current month.

The Test Sessions in November and December are also by appointment due to their proximity to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We also handle special cases if you are unable to make a regular session. That includes handicapped individuals who are unable to travel.

Our cost is still $14, and if you are an aspiring ham, we need two forms of ID, one with a picture. For upgrades we need your driver’s license and a copy of your current amateur license.

For parents with a child wanting to take a test, there is no age limit, but the FCC paperwork requires a valid Social Security number for processing. If they don’t have an SSN, we can’t give them a test.

In addition, many of our VEs are ARRL accredited Instructors, and we have classes several times a year. If you’re interested in a class, keep checking this website for dates and times.

For further information, contact Alan Slaughter — kg4gav@gmail.com

You can get directions to the testing sessions by clicking the link below the map. This will load a google map in a separate page and you can click on the “Get Directions” link. You can expand and customize the map below by clicking on the arrows.

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Testing and VE Team — 7 Comments

  1. i have a couple guy that want to take the exam at your next test section. would you please give me a contact info and the time and location of next exam. thanks marc w4klc

  2. Has the testing time and location been determined for May 17 yet?
    (Studying hard for the Technician test)
    Thank You,
    Richard Hamilton

  3. Will you be giving the Tec. test in Thomasville on May 17th . If so what time will it be an where?


  4. Please note that the test session for June will be held at Field Day on June 28, not the normal 3rd Saturday. The location will still be at the Thomas County EOC. The session will begin at 10 am. Testing will be for all 3 license classes. Walk ins welcome, email reservations preferred. If you have any questions regarding testing, feel free to email me kg4gav@ gmail.com


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