Aero Amateur Radio License Exams & Upgrades



The Aero Amateur Radio Club sponsors Amateur Radio License Exams with the ARRL VEC.
Examination sessions are throughout the year.

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2022 Examination AERO ARRL VEC Schedule

American Legion Hall

 Legion Post 180, 1331 Seling Ave., Rosedale, MD 21237

(Off Philadelphia Rd near Rosedale  Volunteere Fire station turn at stop light on Selig Ave Legion on Left) Enter thru main Doors

Post 180

or Essex Skypark during Covid-19 pandemic

Unless noted in schedule listing

Time: 12:00p.m. to 3 P.M. Reservations Required

Our testing session starts the same time the Legion opens. Please be patient while we set up tables and get ready for the Session. Testing will start registration around 12:15 PM

Cellular phones will be collected before testing starts and returned at completion. Any storage devices such as Scientific Calculators, PDA's, Tablets, Cell Phones are not allowed it is recommended to leave those devices in your car.

VE team provides pens, scrap paper and basic calculators and any Forms for testing. You only need to provide the Correct answers!

Bad weather procedures: If the Legion is open testing is as schedualed. If the Legion is closed we will Cancel the session due to weather. Contact Pat AC3F email:

VE Testing Dates for 2022

January 2022 12 PM


January 22nd

American Legion  Legion Hall

1331 Selig Ave Rosedale

Reservation Required!!


March 2022 12 PM


March 19th

American Legion  Legion Hall

1331 Selig Ave Rosedale

Reservation Required!!


 May 2022 12 PM


May 21

American Legion  Legion Hall

1331 Selig Ave Rosedale

Reservation Required!!

June 25, 2025 Field Day Site


Essex Sky Park

1401 Diffendall Rd

12 Noon

Reservation Required!!

 September 2022 12 PM


September 24th

American Legion  Legion Hall

1331 Selig Ave Rosedale

Reservation Required!!

 November 2022 12PM


November 19th

American Legion  Legion Hall

1331 Selig Ave Rosedale

Reservation Required!!

Testing Fee $15.00 Cash or Check

Please make a reservation to be tested by the AERO VE Team so we can provide tables required and space for Social Distancing Let us know if you have any special needs

Everyone being tested MUST WEAR A MASK While on the premises No more than 2 to a Table

Only Reqistered Appilcants will be allowed entry! No vistors or family members for the saftey of the VE Team and others

Contact: Patricia Stone AC3F


Ask Upon Completion of your passing your Elements as a new Technician or and Upgrade about Membership to AERO Amateur Radio Club

We offer a FREE Membership to all who Pass a Ham Test Examination ($24.00 Value) for one year.  See Pat AC3F after your exam to get a membership Application and join our Club!

We are an ARRL Sponsered VE Team and have expenses incured with the Venue and testing supplys. The AERO Club see's None of these Fees!!!

We can no longer allow visitors, spouses or children in the VE Testing session area. We must respect the Examinees right to a quite and distraction free environment during testing sessions.  The VE Team will strctley enforce this policy during testing!

Walk-ins accepted until 12:45 p.m.

New Canidates MUST preregister with FCC for a FRN Number Registration site link here from FCC ULS System

A FRN number from the FCC ULS system is requred to take the test. With out your FRN number your licence processing will delayed! Social Security numbers can be used. FRN Number expidites processing and is recomended!

Effective Thursday May 20, 2021, all amateur examination applicants will be required to provide an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to the Volunteer Examiners (VEs) BEFORE taking an amateur exam. This is necessary due to changes the FCC has made to its licensing system.

Social security numbers are no longer accepted at exam sessions.

Amateur candidates who already have an FCC license, whether for amateur radio or in another service, already have an FRN and can use the same number. All prospective new FCC licensees, however, will be required to obtain an FRN before the examination and provide that number to the volunteer examiners on the Form 605 license application. An FCC instructional video provides step-by-step instructions on how to obtain an FRN through the FCC’s COmmission REgistration System (CORES).

The FRN is required for all new applicants to take an amateur exam and is used afterward by the applicant to download the license document from the FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS), upgrade the license, apply for a vanity call sign, and to submit administrative updates (such as address and email changes) and renewal applications.

In addition, after June 29, all applications will be required to contain an email address for FCC correspondence. Applicants will receive an email direct from the FCC with a link to the official electronic copy of their license whenever a license is issued or changed. ARRL VEC suggests that those without access to email to use the email address of a family member or friend. Licensees will be able to log in to the ULS using their FRN and password to download the latest version of their license at any time. The FCC no longer provides paper license documents.


Please bring valid photo I.D. and any Current Amateur Licence (Photo Copy) and Completion Cetificates

*****We do not have access to a copy machine so please bring a copy of your liscense*****

Meet W3PGA AERO ARC Volenteer Examiner Team

W3PGA Volenteer Examainer's Corner

Upon passing an Element sucessfully you can take the Next available Upgrade test free. This gives you a look at the next level material and what you need to study. New Technicians are offered the General and  New Generals are offSponsoredExtra elements. You never know we have seen people take all three elements the same day and pass two or all three!

Print a Copy of your Amateur Radio Liscence suitable for framing no water mark!


Use link to find your FRN Number and click on picture on right of that link page to print your Copy of Liscence!

Other Testing Clubs in Maryland

Northeast MD Amateur Radio Club

NEMARC VE Testing Site

Laurel VE Team

Laurel VE Testing Site

Find a Testing Session near you ARRL VE testing site search



Get Your Ham Radio License
Online Testing Practice Websites

Hamtest Online    QRZ Radio Exams   ARRL Exam Reviews   Ham Study

You are only 35 questions away from getting your Ham radio license. The questions come from a pool of questions published by the FCC that you can study on your Tablet, Smart Phone or Personal Computer at your convience.

Be Productive

You have to be at your computer to use online ham tests. Studying on your mobile device helps improve the productivity of your studying! Anytime you have a spare moment, just bring up the Application and study for your FCC ham radio license. You will be on the air before you know it with your new ham privileges.

Study Complete Question Pool

Use Ham Technician, Ham General, and Ham Extra to prepare for your Ham radio license exams. You can study every possible question that may appear on the exams. Review the questions and get feedback an study meterial on the correct answer.

Study Your Weak Areas

See how you are doing on each section that you study. Each topic tells you how well you did when you studied that topic. Use the Study by Weakness feature to study the material and it expedites learning which you need the most work on to pass.

Setup Study Options

See how you are doing on each section that you study. Each topic in that test is explained and how well you know the correct answers and how well you did when you answered questions on that topic. Use the Study by Weakness feature to study the questions in that element on which you need the most work.

Shuffle Answers

Setup the questions to order the multiple element areas in different sequential order to more accurately test you knowledge of the answer. This helps you avoid associating an answer by its position in the list of answers and it helps to prepare you to take the exam. The exam you get may have the questions in a different order as well as the answers in different order from what you studied.

Shuffle Questions

Questions can appear in random order within a topic. This helps you Randomize the question and answer without associating it with the previous question and answer.

Auto Correct

Select auto correct to tell you the correct answer if you select the wrong answer. Turn auto correct off and you can select the correct answer. Auto correct helps draw your attention to correct answers so you do not spend time learning the wrong answers. (When you practice test, Auto Correct does not correct your answers it highlights the correct one and move on.) A Right and Wrong percentage is displayed. 73 Percent is a Passing grade!

Take Practice Tests

Take a practice test Online at your favorite Site. Then retake the test, take a new test, or review the questions you missed on the the test. Practice tests boosts your confidence so you will be ready when you go to take the exam for your Ham radio license at a VE Session.

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