Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club

Listen to 145.390 MHz Repeater

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How do I prepare?

Study, Study, Study!

There is a lending library for those who desire to hit the books, but without the funds to do so and the members of CMARC are always happy to help you earn your way out on the air.


The Lansing testing sessions are all proctored by the “Ingham County Volunteer Examiner (VE) Group” at Lansing Fire Station #44. If you have a special event you would like the VE team to set up testing for, contact Don and they will do their best to accomodate. You can reach Team Contact Person Don McLain/KB8RAD at (517) 694-0812 or KB8RAD@arrl.net and he can answer any questions you may have!

John Doornhaag KD8NNQ, Head Volunteer Examiner
Don McLain KB8RAD, Contact Person (KB8RAD@arrl.net or (517) 694-0812)
Julie McLain KB8ZXR
Ted Sadilek WA8MFQ
Ben Barker WD8OVL
John Hosford KC8QZB
Russ Fitzgerald N8FZ
Jim Lakin W8JRL
And others


Directions: We meet at Lansing Fire Station #44

It's easy to find! From I-96 east or west, take exit 104 (Cedar Street) and keep right on the exit ramp. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, the first traffic light, and proceed north about 1/8 mile to Miller Road. Turn right onto Miller Road and proceed east about 1/2 mile to Lansing Fire Station #44 which will be on the north side of Miller Road (your left). Please park in the parking lot just past the fire station building.


To best accomodate the various schedules in testing participants lives, the VE team meets on different days of the week.

On the ODD MONTHS testing sessions will be held on the second Saturday of the Month at 11:00AM, at Lansing Fire Station #44 unless otherwise noted.

On the EVEN MONTHS testing sessions will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00PM, at Lansing Fire Station #44 unless otherwise noted.

2015 Schedule of VE Sessions

Thursdays at 7:00 PM:
Feb. 5th
Apr. 2nd
June 4th
Aug. 6th
Oct. 1st
Dec. 3rd

Saturdays at 11:00 AM:
Jan. 10th
Mar. 14th
May 9th
June 27th, at 2015 CMARC Field Day, Rayner Park, Mason, MI
July 11th
July 25th, at 2015 CMARC Outdoor Hamfest, Holt Christian Church, Lansing, MI
Sept. 12th
Nov. 14th

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.

Below are a few of our recent, as well as not-so-recent successful candidates. Keep checking back and see who is added to the scrapbook.

Trent and Joshua with their CSCE%27s Ryan with CSCE
Left Pic:It's all in a day's work for Lansing's Emergency Mgr., Trent Atkins and nephew, Joshua as they celebrate with their new CSCE. Right Pic: He's all smiles! Ryan is ready to play radio, once his callsign is revealed.

Antoni with CSCE Ken with CSCE
Antoni (left) beams with his freshly minted CSCE and plans to work with SKYWARN this year. Ken (right) is equally happy with his. When a class comes through like this, the credit goes to the students, as well as the teacher(s).

Dennis with CSCE Ben with CSCE
Mason resident, Dennis (left) is already looking at radios and getting his station plans in order. ARPSC guru, Ben (WX8BEN) came and conquered the General Class exam. Hey Ben, nice job on the test!

Don, Jim, Bob and Amy celebrate! Keegan and Jason are now /AG!
Left Pic:(l-r) Don (KB8RAD), Jim (W8JRL), Bob (K8RDN) and Amy (successful candidate) celebrate her new Technician CSCE. She is K8RDN's Daughter, by the way! Right Pic:Keegan (K1CJN) and Jason (K8JDS) are all smiles after earning their General Class upgrades in Lansing