Amateur Radio and Commercial License Testing

----Testing Location----

Melbourne Public Library

540 East Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901

One street south of the Melbourne Auditorium

Please arrive no later than 9:30 am for registration

(No tests are given on holidays)

Amateur license testing is conducted Bi-Monthly by the Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS)


Pre-registration by email for all tests is required (No walk-ins) 


Contact Judy Gardner




The email must include your full name, mailing address, and the test(s) you will be taking.

You will receive a confirmation and a new Form 605 that you will need to complete and bring with you to the test session.

Dates of Melbourne, FL test sessions for 2018

2nd Saturday of every EVEN month at the

Melbourne Public Library


2018 Test Dates

Feb 10th 2018

  April 14th, 2018  

  June 9th, 2018  

 Aug 11th, 2018  

                                  Oct 13th, 2018  (Melbourne Hamfest)

Dec 8th, 2018


Tests start between 9:15 AM and 9:30AM . This applies to both the ARRL Amateur and W5YI Commercial License sessions. Please arrive no later than 9:30AM .


The testing fee for Amateur tests is $15.00 and one fee covers all Amateur tests as long as the candidate successfully passes the preceding element.


If an element is failed an additional fee will be required for retakes.


                               PLEASE READ !!

You "must" bring the following in order to get credit for a test.

- A photocopy of your current license if already licensed.

- A copy of your CSCEs if you have one issued within the last 365 days.

- $15.00 CASH ONLY

- Photo-Copy of two forms of ID, one must be a picture ID if age 16 or older

- You will need to know your Social Security number or FRN.

- A completed copy of the "NEW" FCC FORM 605 which will be emailed to you.


                                           Commercial Exam Fees

Fees for the Commercial elements are $50.00 for the first 2 elements and $25.00 for each additional element.