Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club
Morse code CQ CQ DE W8PLP LANSING, MI 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. Exam location is at Lansing Fire Station 44 map If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach Team Contact Person John Doornhaag KD8NNQ at (517) 672-2759 or jdoorn1@hotmail.com.

Here is a partial list of our current Examiners:

Ben Barker/WD8OVL
John Doornhaag/KD8NNQ (Head VE, Team Contact)
Kelly Fitzgerald K8FK
Russ Fitzgerald N8FZ
John Hosford KC8QZB
John Kuchar KD8TMW
Robert (Eric) Lay KD8VUD
Chris Ranes NS8Q
Ted Sadilek WA8MFQ
Todd Young KJ7JPW
Michael Wetzel W8QF


Directions: We meet at Fire Station #44
1435 East Miller Road
Lansing, MI 48910


2023 Schedule of VE Sessions

Second Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 11:00 a.m. Check-in as early as 10:30 a.m., with no check-ins accepted after 11:30 a.m.
June 24th 4th Saturday, CMARC Field Day, Rayner Park, Mason, Michigan
July 8th
September 9th
November 11th

First Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 7:00 p.m. Check-in as early as 6:30 p.m., with no check-ins accepted after 7:30 p.m.
August 3rd
October 5th
December 7th

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.