Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club

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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 VE Group" at the Ingham County Sheriff's Dept. in Mason. 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!

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


Directions: We meet at the Ingham County Sheriff's Dept. in Mason.

It's easy to find! Just take US 127 south to the N. Cedar Street Mason exit (Exit 66) and turn left. Go south on Cedar, then turn left onto Curtis Street (between A&W and Subway). Follow it back to the Ingham Co. Sheriff's Office parking lot on the left and follow the sidewalk to the left wing of the building to the "Training Center" door.

The Exams will be held in the Sgt. Paul Cole Training Room just inside the building entrance and we'll have VE Exam signs posted for extra help.

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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, once again at the Ingham County Sheriff's Dept. in Mason.

On the EVEN MONTHS testing sessions will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00PM, once again at the Ingham County Sheriff's Dept. in Mason.

2014 Schedule of VE Sessions

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

Saturdays at 11:00 AM:
Jan. 11th - CANCELED
Mar. 8th
May 10th
June 28th, at the 2014 CMARC Field Day in Rayner Park, Mason, MI!!!
July 12th
July 26th, at the 2014 CMARC Outdoor Hamfest!!!
Sept. 13th
Nov. 8th

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