HARCE Amateur Radio Exams

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Welcome to the Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club Examiners (HARCE) exam information page.  The purpose of this site is to provide information about our VE team, publicize our exam schedule, and provide license candidates with some useful information and an opportunity to pre-register for an upcoming exam session.

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View Blair County 911 Center Map
Park in the lot adjacent to the building (near the big antenna tower)
Enter parking lot via alley off 5th Street.
  Handicap parking is available adjacent to the building.


HARCE will conduct an ARRL/VEC amateur radio exam session on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Blair County 911 and Emergency Operations Center, 615 Fourth Street, Altoona, beginning at 9:00 AM.  All exam elements will be offered.  The examination fee is $15.  Pre-registration is requested, but walk-ins will be welcome.

All license candidates must bring the following documents:

1)    At least one form of photo ID
2)    Your current ORIGINAL FCC-issued license
3)    Any ORIGINAL CSCE’s you wish to apply toward exam credit
4)    Photocopies of your current license and any CSCE’s you wish to use
5)    Current exam session fee ($15)

In addition, all new license candidates will need to know their Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (SS#) in order to file paperwork with the FCC.

License candidates who require any special accommodations due to a handicap or disability should pre-register several weeks prior to the exam in order for us to prepare for the accommodation.

To pre-register or for additional information, contact Eric, KE3TJ, via email at ke3tjVE@outdrs.net or ke3tj@arrl.net, or use the Pre-Registration Form.

2019 exam sessions are planned for


Volunteer Examiners:

For information on how you can become active with HARCE,  visit our examiner's page: HARCE Volunteer Examiner.

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