Amateur VE

In the Amateur Radio World, a VE is a Volunteer Examiner.  The FCC created the VEC system to provide initial licensing examination for prospective new hams and upgrade examination opportunities for those already licensed. FCC authorized VEC organizations oversee the work of their certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs) and serve as a liaison between the exam applicants and the FCC.

I decided upon completion of my Extra Upgrade that the next logical thing would be to become a VE.  It would allow me to give back to the community by assisting the local club in administering future exams.  I contacted Steve who administered both of my exams this year.  He directed me to the ARRL to get certified.

It is not a difficult process, download a manual and study.  Then you fill out an application and submit an open book test.   I did all that and sent it in on August 5th.   It will take several weeks to process.

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