Exams - Carson City

Closer to Carson City and looking to take your first exam or upgrade your license? Greg Moore (KG7D) and local VEs can help you through the exam and licensing process! Please see the schedule below, or contact Greg at KG7D@arrl.net for more information.

What you need

A photo ID, $15.00 cash or personal Check (We can't take Cards), and a copy of your current license if you upgrading (a Reference copy from the FCC web site is acceptable, it doesn't have to be the Official copy)

I also always suggest you bring an extra $15.00. Its a big question pool and for most of us there's always a chance of getting all the questions you don't know. For a second fee we will give you another test. We've had many people do this and pass with flying colors.

Click here to obtain a copy of your license.

Additional information

If you would like to stay for it, after the exam session we have a question and answer session. Our experienced VE's will assist you with whatever questions you might have about getting started with ham radio or any another part of ham radio. If you've purchased a new radio and need help programing it. Bring it! We will gladly assist you in learning how to program it. If someone is ready to take the test, and needs to take the exam while its fresh in their mind. Contact Greg, he might be able to arrange a special session.


Get your FRN

Getting your Federal Registration Number (FRN) provides you an ID rather than showing / providing your social security number at the exam. It also provides you access to your online account and makes it easier to view when your licensed has been issued, renewals and other administrative changes.

  1. Visit http://fcc.gov/uls or click here.
  2. If you hold a GMRS or Pilot or other license from the FCC please use your current FRN or search by clicking on the Search button.
  3. For a new FRN Click the  button.
  4. Choose "Individual"  in the Registration Type and check "Yes" if your address is in the U.S.
  5. Continue filling out the form.
  6. Record your FRN and bring this with you to the exam.


November 21, 2020 9:00AM
Exam sessions are cancelled until further notice.
(3rd Saturday of odd-numbered months)


Location will be changing when sessions are restarted.
Fire Station 51
777 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV

Parking and entry are on the back side by the fire museum.


Please contact Greg at KG7D@arrl.net so we can prepare for the correct amount of candidates, or with any questions you might have. Please let Greg know you heard about the exam on the SNARS Web site.

FCC Login

If you have an FRN ID and password


FCC Advanced Search  


Enter your Last Name, City, State and select "Amateur" in the service group dropdown. If your licensed has been issued you will see it in the results.

It may take upwards of 7 to 14 days for amateur radio licenses to be issued. Please be patient if there are holidays or other delays that might occur during the processing of your license.



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