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:
John Doornhaag/KD8NNQ (Head VE)
Don McLain/KB8RAD (Team Contact)
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.
Find an Amateur Radio License Exam in Your Area HERE.
General Info & Requirements:
Just remember to bring your...
- Original license (if you have one) and a copy
- Two (2) pieces of positive ID (one being a photo ID, such as your Driver's License, the other can be a birth certificate, Social Security card, and students may bring a school ID card, etc.)
- Bring the $15 test fee (or $30, just in case you fail the first version of the test and wish to take the second one)
- A calculator is optional (please note: the memory will need to be cleared if it is a programmable type!)
- #2 pencils along with a black or blue pen, which are necessary for filling out the test and application.
- You'll also need your FRN number for that application. Sorry, we are no longer able to accept Social Security Numbers.
- You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. However, scratch paper will be provided.
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.