The Worcester Area VE Team will be holding an amateur radio test session for all license classes at Salisbury Labs, Room 402, Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM.
If you have never registered with the FCC's ULS system and received a FRN number, please read the notice in the Read More link below.
We will try to provide a talk-in on the 145.310 / 449.025 W1WPI repeater. It is recommended that if you are not familiar with the WPI campus that you print out and bring with you the campus map.
The photocopies of your paperwork are very important as we must submit a copy of your records to the ARRL VEC if you are successful.
Any questions regarding this session can be directed to Gil Hayes WK1H or John Ruggiero N2YHK.
NOTICE ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS - FCC REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Some amateurs have been concerned over the FCC's requirement for your Social Security Number (SSN). The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, Public Law 104-134, requires all federal agencies to collect Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs) from all persons doing business with the agency. This includes all applicants and holders of FCC licenses. For an individual, your TIN is your SSN.
It is suggested that all applicants register in the FCC's Universal Licensing System to obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN) prior to attending a VE session. When you register for an FRN, your SSN will not be disclosed to the public and it must be given only once. You may then use your FRN in place of your SSN on all future applications, including the Form 605 you will complete at the VE session. The Commission has taken several steps to ensure the privacy of your SSN. Electronic registration on the Internet is accomplished using the FCC's secure Web server.
To register for an FRN, go to http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls and click on REGISTER. Once you obtain your FRN, write it down and bring it with you to the VE session. Be sure to keep a record of your FRN and password for future use. If you do not register before the VE session, you will be required to provide your SSN on Form 605 at the VE session in order for your application to be processed.