As we covered in our book Prepper Radio: The No-BS Ham Radio Technician Exam Prep Guide, the final step in obtaining your ham radio license is taking the in-person exam, which is administered by friendly amateur radio volunteers who are eager to assist you. To locate the nearest testing center in your area, visit the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session and enter your zip code.
On the day of the exam, make sure to bring a legal photo ID, a number two pencil, and a pen. Additionally, you will need your social security number or FCC Registration Number (FRN). If you prefer not to use your social security number, you can register for an FRN. Make sure to bring $15 cash (or more, as some volunteers may allow you to retake the exam for an additional fee) and a calculator (optional).
For more information on taking a ham radio test and obtaining you licensee, check out our book Prepper Radio: The No-BS Ham Radio Technician Exam Prep Guide — it covers everything you need to pass the Amateur Radio Technician Class Test — including the