Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Licensing and Education

The MCRC has a long history of educating adults and children in Amateur Radio. Most recently, we have been able to secure some time and space in libraries in the Downriver area. Our current classes include a Technicians Licensing class and a course on Basic Electronics and Soldering.

FCC Licensing Exams

Take your licensing exam with us! Seven times a year our volunteer examiners hold licensing exam sessions. You do not need to be a member of the club or have taken any of our classes to take the exam. 

For upcoming exam dates and to register see the home page under "Exam Schedule" or find them in the Calendar found under "Operating and Events".

Location: First United Methodist Church, 72 Oak St, Wyandotte, MI 48192.

Church is located on the NW corner of Oak and Biddle.

Cost: $15

Items to bring with you:

  1. $15.00 exam fee (Exact Amount Preferred)
  2. Number 2 Pencil
  3. An original of your current FCC license (if you have one)
  4. A copy of your current FCC license (if you have one)
  5. Two pieces of Identification (at least one photo)
  6. Your PayPal Receipt if you choose to pay online
  7. Your FRN Number.  If this is an upgrade, your FRN number is on your license.

As of November 1, 2020, you MUST register and receive your FRN number.  Your Social Security number will no longer be accepted on the NCVEC QUICK-FORM 605.

Register in CORES (COmission REgistration System) and receive your FRN(Federal Registration Number) before sitting for your exam to ensure your new license is processed quickly and easily through the FCC's ULS (Universal Licensing System).

To conduct business with the FCC, you must register through FCC CORES and be assigned an FRN. This number will be used to uniquely identify you in all transactions with the FCC.

View the FCC web page New Users guide to ULS for step by step instructions on the registration process or the Commission Registration System Video Tutorialspage for videos that help guide CORES users through a variety of situations.

For assistance, submit a help request on the FCC’s Support Services page or call FCC at 877-480-3201 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET).

After registering, you will have your login and password information and can access your FCC license record as soon as it's issued.

Contact: Woody Kirkman - VE Liaison

Cell: 734-818-0484 

Technicians Licensing Classes

Getting stated with Amateur Radio has never been Easier. Using The “No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide” by Dan Romanchick, KB6NU for tests given after July 1, 2014. This comprehensive 10 week course, taught by licensed Amateur Radio operators,  will give you everything you need to get your license and get started in the world of Ham Radio. 
Courses are held on Saturday mornings at the Bacon Memorial Library in Wyandotte. 

Please download or purchase the 58 pages PDF course guide available at printed copies can be ordered through for under $15.

Please visit the Bacon Memorial Events Page to register

Basic Electronics and Soldering

Decode the mystery of the electron. Join the MCRC education team and get started learning the principals of electrons and safe soldering. Students will build a QRP CW transmitter (Low power Morse code) and through the process learn more about electronics, radio waves, and how to solder. 

Students must either have their Amateur Radio License, or be attending the Saturday morning Amateur Radio Licensing class. 

Courses are held on Saturday mornings at the Bacon Memorial Library in Wyandotte.

Download the materials for the Electronics and Soldering course

Please visit the Bacon Memorial Events Page to register

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