License Exams – MARC VE Group

The McKinney Amateur Radio Club sponsors a local group of volunteer examiners (VEs) who administer the FCC exams for amateur radio licenses. The McKinney Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL-affiliated “Special Service Club.”

These exams are held at 2:00 pm on the third Sunday of each month at the Heard Museum, in the Heard Science Resource Center located north of the main museum building. The fee for testing is $15.00. If time permits, and you pass your initial test, you are permitted to take the next test in the series for no additional fee.

There are three exams, corresponding to the three different FCC amateur radio licenses in the United States:

  • Technician Class License: Element 2 Exam, 35 questions from a pool of approximately 425 questions.
  • General Class License : Element 3 Exam, 35 questions from a pool of approximately 450 questions.
  • Amateur Extra Class License: Element 4 Exam, 50 questions from a pool of approximately 700 questions.

Next Exam Scheduled

When: May 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Where: Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069
Cost: $15.00 (Cash)

NOTE: Special Time/Place for June!

When: June 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Where: Erwin Park (Pavillion area), 4300 County Rd 1006, McKinney TX 75071
Cost: $15.00 (Cash)

When: July 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Where: Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069
Cost: $15.00 (Cash)

Please note, seating is limited for each exam, so please contact Alan Morris ahead of time to reserve a testing spot.

Alan Morris
Email: amorris45@icloud.com