The MIT Radio Society’s Radio Exam Team offers amateur radio exams on the penultimate (second-to-last) Wednesday of all twelve months of the year (no exceptions). The sessions start at 7:30pm in Room 1-150 (there are usually signs posted).
This is the place to earn a new license or upgrade your existing license. Technician through Extra Class tests are offered.
Preregistration is not required. Our exam sessions are entirely walkin-based.
You will need to bring:
- Two forms of ID, at least one must be a photo ID
- Certificate(s) of Completion, and photocopies of same, for any elements for which you’re claiming prior exam credit
- Your license (if you’re already a ham), and a photocopy of same
- Your Social Security number or FRN. To obtain an FRN via the FCC ULS system, visit www.fcc.gov and select “ULS” (Universal Licensing System) from the “Licensing & Databases” tab at the top of the page.
- The exam fee in cash (currently $14 as of February 2016, unchanged since 2005!)
- Writing instruments
- A calculator (if you need one). You will need to demonstrate that its memory is cleared.
For more information, call (617) 253-3776 during business hours. If you can’t make one of our dates, you can check out the ARRL Exam Session List for information on other exam venues.
(UPDATE: New Question Pools for the GMDSS and Telegraph Operators Licenses have been released and will be used in all exams given after June 9th 2013 )
We offer exams for all classes of FCC commercial radio operator’s licenses at the same time and place.