Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club
Morse code CQ CQ DE W8PLP EN72SO TU 73 K

Ingham County VE Group
An Ingham County Volunteer Examiner Group
Seated, L to R: John Doornhaag KD8NNQ, Ted Sadilek WA8MFQ, Ben Barker WD8OVL, John Hosford KC8QZB
Standing: Julie McLain KB8ZXR (Silent Key)
[Phil Woodard KD8ZZK Photo]

How do I prepare?

Study, Study, Study!

There is a lending library for those who desire to hit the books but lack the necessary funds to purchase your study material. We are always happy to help you earn your license and get you out on the air as soon as possible.


The “Ingham County Volunteer Examiner (VE) Group” proctors the Lansing exam sessions. Our usual exam location is at Lansing Fire Station 44. However, due to COVID-19, access to the Fire Station has been put on hold indefintely. As alternate exam locations become available, the VE Group will post further details on this page. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach Team Contact Person Don McLain/KB8RAD at (517) 930-7707 or KB8RAD@arrl.net.

Here is a partial list of our current Examiners:

Ben Barker/WD8OVL
John Doornhaag/KD8NNQ (Head VE)
Kelly Fitzgerald/N9PC
Russ Fitzgerald/N8FZ
John Hosford/KC8QZB
John Kuchar/KD8TMW
Don McLain/KB8RAD (Team Contact)
Chris Ranes/NS8Q
Tom Rocheleau/WA8WPI
Ted Sadilek/WA8MFQ
Dave Vick/W8ZZX


Directions: We meet at West Lansing Church of Christ
5505 W St Joseph Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917


2021 Schedule of VE Sessions

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.: Check-in as early as 10:30 a.m., with no check-ins accepted after 11:30 a.m.
Jun. 12th
Jul. 10th
Aug. 14th
Sept. 11th
Oct. 9th
Nov. 13th
Dec. 11th

Find an Amateur Radio License Exam in Your Area HERE.


General Info & Requirements:

Just remember to bring your...

Why? It's Fun!

Part of the fun of earning your Amateur Radio license is taking and passing the entrance exam for the Techician Class License. We have had people come through the doors and take ALL of the exams and walk out an Extra, which is exciting, but we celebrate each and every new licensee equally.