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Tennessee Amateur Radio Testing Team

Oct 19, 2022 (Wed)
8:00-9:00pm EDT
KT4RSQ: Tennessee Amateur Radio Testing Team
Test Fee:
Remote session - see session notes
Slots available:
2 / 5 slots claimed
Notes from the team:

This is a simple 2-step process.

First you will "Register" for your exam using the button below. Secondly, return here to process your exam fee payment.

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions, watch for it! Please check your SPAM folder for possible misdirected mail about your test session.

Important: For test session information, testing requirements, and payment infomation please see detailed directions below. Payment must be received WITH your registration. If not, your registration will be cancelled.

You will receive an email with Zoom meeting information about an hour before your exam start time.

Exam fee is $14. Please follow the link below to submit your exam fee. Please clearly indicate in the notes field who the payment is for.

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Detailed Exam Instructions

KT4RSQ Amateur Radio Testing

  • Steven (KT4RSQ) and the Tennessee Amateur Radio Testing Team administer completely online video-supervised testing in a friendly positive environment. Our process employs rules for maintaining integrity of the testing environment. Following these instructions closely will ensure that your test will be efficient and successful.

  • Hamstudy.org will give you a current list of sessions. Look for a testing session with seating still available.

  • Plan on about 25 minutes for your exam session. In fact, well prepared applicans can be in and out in 12-15 minutes while, some sessions take longer if technology issues arise.

  • If applicant is under the age of 13, additional documentation is required. Please download and complete this COPPA FORM, and email it to coppa@examtools.org. Please COPY the same email to morrellsteven@yahoo.com. This is for compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

Prepare the following before your online exam session:

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Approximately 30-60 minutes before your exam, you will receive an email with Zoom meeting information to join your exam session.

A “NO-SHOW” for your exam results in forfeiture of your exam fee.

  • PHOTO ID: Your photo ID must be shown on camera to your VE Team. For online sessions, we accept a driver’s license, passport, Student ID or other government issued ID. Under-18 students may show either of the above items, or display a school ID or report card and a legal guardian presents a photo ID.

  • Federal Registration Number (FRN): This must be submitted on the exam application. Current license holder have an FRN, New applicants were assigned an FRN when you registered for this examination at Hamstudy.org/sessions/KT4RSQ.

  • Exam Application: A NCVEC 605 application is generated when registering for an exam,. Once exam is successful, you will view and sign this document electronically.

  • Your name on the exam registration must match the name on your FCC license or FRN if applying for a new license. Name changes requires your separate documentation to be submitted to the FCC.

  • Prepare your computer and cell phone camera: Your test team will ensure the integrity of the testing system. Be sure your computer and phone can handle the following.

  • Android devices such as Chromebooks are allowed, with the following provision. A second device such as a tablet or cellphone with zoom application/video that you can also connect to the meeting.

  • You must have a computer with a webcam and microphone,and speakers or an additional device or cell phone available. MacOS requires that you unlock security and privacy setting allowing Zoom to record” before your screen can be shared.

  • Your computer and phone must be connected with reliable service. Interrupted internet can void your exam session.

  • To expedite your session, you’re asked to download and test-run Zoom on computer and phone well in advance of your test session. You will receive your Zoom meeting invitation by email just prior to your exam. Watch for your email invitation minutes before your test!

  • No headsets / Earbuds / Headphones/ Smart Watches / Smart Eyewear / Physical Caculators are not allowed. OPTIONALLY, an on-screen caculator can by ustilized to perform calculations.

  • Terminate/Close non-esential applications. These include but re not limited to: Mail, chatting, alerts, Bluetooth devices, virtual screens, TeamViewer, Steam, Remote Desktops, VPNs, messaging, pop-up apps. Only a web browser, Zoom and calculator may be active. Your VE team may ask to view the “Show Hidden Icons” caret on your taskbar other running applications in your computer’s System Tray.

  • No Virtual Backgrounds may be applied on your Zoom video feed.

  • You are allowed only one screen or monitor on the computer.

  • Remove/Cover/Unplug any additional monitors within your view, or take a single laptop into a different room. Interestingly, the bathroom is a preferred location for many applicants.**

Prepare your exam room: The VE Team must protect the integrity of the test environment. Be sure you can take the exam uninterrupted.

  • No additional people in the exam room.
  • Clear your room of all non-exam materials, notes, books, posters, computer screens, or items that might aid in testing.
  • Clear your exam table and floor of ALL items within reach or view that would raise suspicion, such as papers, sticky notes, electronic items, headphones, or items unnecessary for your exam. Please remove any wearable technology, Google glasses, Smart Watches, etc.
  • Politely inform other family members to not enter the room during your exam.

Practice for your exam: It is your responsibility to be fully prepared, as the time of three or more volunteers have been reserved for you. Use Hamstudy to study and take practice exams. Kindly make sure you are consistently scoring well above the passing grade before you schedule an exam. Some recommended sites:

Know the Rules for ONLINE Exams:

  • Test Sessions: If an exam element is failed and you wish to re-test, another $14 test fee will be asked of you. Typically you will reenter our queue in the Waiting Room and will retest once others have completed their exams. (TIP: Practice your material while waiting for your next attemnpt!)

  • Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam (CSCE): When testing is complete, the exam elements you passed are indicated on a CSCE document that your VE team will email you immediately. Consider this your Diploma, or Receipt for your exam. Retain this document for your records.