ICOM 706 Tranceiver
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ICOM 706 Tranceiver

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Until further notice all our VE sessions are by reservation only no walk-ins are accepted,

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your seat for the exam.

These exams are being held at the Red Cross at 705 N 16th St in Council Bluffs and start promptly at 6:30 pm.

Planned 2021 Dates are:

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 30
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30
  • No Test in December 


Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the ARRL VEC in accordance with FCC rules. Contact the exam session administrator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


If you require special assistance because of a handicap or disability, be sure to notify the exam session administrator at least one week before exam day so the VE Team can determine which accommodative procedures (if any), must be used. Depending on the nature of the handicap or disability, the VE Team may require a written statement from your Physician that indicates the nature of the handicap or disability (FCC Rule 97.509).

1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport).

2. When no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must be presented:
    a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
    b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
    c. social security card
    d. library card
    e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
       specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
       to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
       the Form 605.
3. Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID, minor's work permit, report card, or a legal  guardian may present a photo ID.

4. Bring your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN). VEC’s are required by FCC to submit either your FRN with your license application form. You must use your FCC issued FRN. For instructions on how to register with the FCC to receive a FRN in advance of the testing session, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the FCC's registration instructions page.

5. If applicable, bring the original AND a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license and any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. The photocopy(s) will not be returned. There is NO photocopier available at the testing session.

6. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.

7. Use of a calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any books, written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phones or other wireless devices must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and may not be used as a calculator during the exam session.

8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee, which is $15.00 for 2021.
Make checks payable to the ARRL VEC.


73 and Good Luck