License Testing

MDARC Volunteer Examiners hold exam sessions prior to most club meetings. Sessions begin at 6:00 PM. Please arrive no later than 7:00 PM to be seated for your exam.

                    No Testing
                    There will be No Testing on the following 3rd Fridays:
  • April - Due to the Club Auction
  • October - Due to Pacificon (There will be testing at Pacificon.)
  • December - Due to the Holiday Banquet

For information on alternative testing locations on these dates,
please contact our Testing Coordinator, Larry Loomer, KI6LNB, at


MDARC meetings are held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette CA. The entrance to the test room is on the south side of the church near the second parking lot.

We offer full testing on all elements. There is a fee for taking an element. Once you pay for a session, you may take as many different elements as you would like. However, if you fail an element, you will have to pay again to retake the element.

You must bring a copy of any previous license if you are testing for an upgrade.

Also, see this is ARRL page to learn What to Bring to an Exam Session.

To get started, order the Ham Radio License Manual from the ARRL.

You can also purchase this book at Ham Radio Outlet and various online book stores.

See our Education and Training page for more information on preparing for your exam.

For More Information Contact Larry Loomer, KI6LNB