License Exams

20 Over 9 - K8TKA

The 20/9 Radio Club VE team offers testing for all license classes. (We also offer a variety of classes if you need assistance with your exam studying.)

When: Our regular exams are held on the first Monday of each month starting at 7pm.

Where: Exams are given at the Austintown Senior Center located at 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown.

Registration: Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee you a seat at the exam session. We will accept walk-ins, based on seating availability.

To pre-register for an exam please email us at contact@20over9.org or call (330) 651-8420.

What you will need:

  1. At check-in and registration, all candidates MUST provide a legal photo ID, such as a driver's license, state ID or passport. If you do not have a photo ID, you will need to provide two other forms of ID. These include student IDs, employee ID, Social Security, library card, birth certificate, utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names you or a postmarked envelope addressed to you at your current mailing address.
  2. The exam fee for ARRL tests is currently $15.00, payable in cash, or check made out to the ARRL/VEC.
  3. Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). An FRN can be obtained at http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home.
  4. You may bring a calculator--memories must be cleared and have no information stored during the test session. Cell phones or any devices capable of connecting to the Internet are not permitted for these examinations.
  5. Upgrading? Bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. This is required by the FCC. The photocopy(s) will not be returned.

If you need help printing your license, instructions on how to obtain an official FCC license copy are available at: http://www.arrl.org/obtain-license-copy.

Other Stuff

We provide all necessary FCC forms and will assist you in filling them out prior to the examinations. All amateur licenses have a two-year grace period after expiration, allowing renewal without retesting. If you have an expired license outside the grace renewal period, you are no longer a licensed radio amateur and are required to take the appropriate exam elements to get a new license.


Do you need help with communications at your next event?
(e.g. Motorcycle Runs, Walks/Runs, Event Parking, Outdoor Events)

As part of the Amateur Radio Service, we can provide a free service, using our licensed and experienced volunteers to help you with radio communications for your next event.

Contact Us for more information!


Feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, problems, complements or just curiosity about Amateur Radio or our club. We will be happy to help any way we can. Just send us an email and will get back to you promptly.

20/9 ARC
P.O. Box 4006
Youngstown, OH 44515

Email: contact@20over9.org