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VE Session

By Dave Vandaveer, K9MRQ

The club had the most recent VE session for testing new hams and upgrades on April 23 at the San Juan Island Library.  Twelve candidates showed up and 11 either received an upgrade or received a new license.  This is quite a change from several recent sessions when no candidates showed up and the test crew spent the several hours engaged in discussions of ham radio by themselves.

The VE team consisted of Ed Kelm, KD7TUN, Mike Sear, N7TLL, Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR and Dave Vandaveer, K9MRQ.  There were paper forms all over the place due to the large number of candidates.  Somehow, all the proper signatures were affixed to the proper forms and licenses were upgraded or granted.

Earning upgrades were Paul Elliott, WB6CXC to Extra; Steve Roberts, N4RVE to Extra; and Scott Miller, W7SLM to General.  Scott brought his two sons who both earned their Tech licenses – Peter, KI7EBC and Robert, KI7EBG.

Other recipients of brand new Tech licenses are Mike Close – KI7EBD; Dorothy Baker – KI7EBE; Jim Knych – KI7EBF;  Minnie Knych – KI7EBH; Sandra Rabinowitz – KI7EBI; and Elizabeth Farr – KI7EEBJ.

Several of the new licensees are also in the fire department MERT program and will be checking in to various emergency nets.  If you hear these new calls on the air, make sure to welcome them to our beloved hobby.

Photos by Mike Sear, N7TLL

The Room was Full!

The Room was Full!

From Both Ends!

From Both Ends!

Elizabeth showed up after the Farmer's Market

Elizabeth showed up after the Farmer’s Market

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