VE License Exam History

2011 Test Season

 

February 5, 2011 Test Session from Steve Shank:

Fellow Club Members:

 

We had a Test Session...but nobody showed up...again.
VE's on hand were: Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY; Mike Chambers, W1IDX; Don Cook, K9GT; Charles Philhower, WA9KZC; Steve Shank, KB9HQX & Ron Showalter, KA9EEA.
Lending moral support: Sam Addleman, N9LBA & Craig Spada, WA2TWF.
Our next Test Session will be on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

 

 

2010 Test Season

February 6, 2010 Test Session: Do to a snow storm, the Saturday, February 6th Test Session was postponed until Monday, February 8th.

Results of the February 8th Test Session from Mike Chambers, W1IDX:

John Aukerman (new Technician); Brian Eliason (new Technician AND General); Steven Kuhn (new Technician AND General); David Samuels (new Technician- took General and missed it by one question too many and the second time by two questions-but he is going to get it on the next try); one examinee trying for General did not pass and one examinee going for Extra did not pass - better luck next time.

 

VE Team: Charlie Philhower, Ron Showalter, Steve Shank, Obie Rodgers, Mike Chambers, Fred Adelsperger with Jerry Toschlog stopping by to lend support to the new amateurs.

 

Update of the February 8, 2010 Test Session:

John T. Auckerman of Greenville, Ohio received a Technician License with a call of KD8NCC.

Brian D. Eliason of Centerville, Indiana received his General License with the call of KC9RKD.

Steven D. Kuhn of Richmond, Indiana received his General License with a call of KC9RKC

David L. Samuels of Centerville, Indiana received his Technician License with the call of KC9RKB.

All effective as of February 12, 2010.

 

The results of the May 1, 2010 Test Session is as follows:

We had three candidates come in for testing. One for the Element 3, General Class License and two for the Element 4, Extra Class License.

David L. Samuels, KC9RKB, was able to upgrade to General.

Steven D. Kuhn, KC9RKC, upgraded to Extra.

Sorry to say that the third candidate did not pass his exam.

 

VE's on hand were: Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY; Mike Chambers, W1IDX; Don Cook, K9GT; Charles Philhower, WA9KZC; Obie Rodgers, WE1RD; Steve Shank, KB9HQX & Ron Showalter, KA9EEA.

 

Our next Test Session will be on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 9:00 AM. As usual, breakfast beforehand, at the VFW.

 

We had a Test Session on Saturday, August 7, 2010. We had one candidate come in for testing. He was John Wright, KB8EUV of Greenville, Ohio. John took the Element 3 General Class Exam and passed.
VE's on hand were: Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY; Mike Chambers, W1IDX; Don Cook, K9GT; Charles Philhower, WA9KZC; Steve Shank, KB9HQX & Ron Showwalter, KA9EEA.

 

November 6, 2010 Test Session from Steve Shank:

 

Fellow Members:
 
Here are the results of our final test session of the year.
 
 
 
Did you hear the crickets chirping?
 
Well, your VE Team had fun swapping stories.
 
Those on hand were: Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY;Mike Chambers, W1IDX; Don Cook, K9GT; Charles Philhower, WA9KZC; Steve Shank, KB9HQX & Ron Showalter, KA9EEA. Lending moral support, Jerry Bussen, KC9NPQ.
 
Our next Test Session will be on Saturday, February 5, 2011. As always, breakfast beforehand at the VFW.
73,
Steve 
 

 

 


First entry from the full history begins:

August 2002

License Exams, Locally: As you will read later on in the club minutes for August, several members of the club, who are accredited ARRL-VE’s; want to start having testing sessions several times a year, locally. The VE team hopes to hold its first test session on Saturday, October 12th at the Red Cross Office at 9:00 AM. There are still details that need to be worked out. The team will be known as the White Water Valley Amateur Radio Club-VE Team, or WWVARC-VE Team. The accredited VE’s thus far, that are on the team, are: Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY, Don Cook, K9GT, Janet Marker, N9KL, Kenny Marker, N9KM, Herb McAdams, N9XC, Charles Philhower, WA9KZC, Steve Shank, KB9HQX, John Strain, W9MIU, Larry Toschlog, K9VD & Buster Webb, KG9ND.If I missed anyone, who is a VE and would like to be a part of the team, by all means, let us know. This will be one way that the club can help our fellow amateurs and perhaps, also, to help our club to grow.

Dry Run: The White Water Valley Amateur Radio Club-VE Team will hold a practice test session on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 6:00 PM, at the American Red Cross Office, 1417 North A Street. Club members are invited to attend this session, which will help the VE Team to iron out any bugs, before the real thing on October 12th. For those who would like to, we will be meeting at J’s, for a little dinner around 5:00 PM.

1. Charles Philhower, WA9KZC, brought up the desire to start holding testing sessions as one way the club could serve the amateur community, and perhaps help our club to grow. The club has ten accredited VE’s who are willing to work on putting on the testing sessions. The club voted in favor of forming a VE testing team and voted to “loan” the testing team $150.00, to set up a checking account and to obtain the needed supplies to start holding test sessions. The money will be paid back out of test fees. The VE’s plan on attending various test sessions in the area, to gain insight and would like to hold a test session locally, on October 12th. A lot of discussion followed, with those interested, deciding to hold a special VE meeting, to iron out various details. For the time being, Charles Philhower, WA9KZC & Herb McAdams, N9XC, will head up the group, with Janet Marker, N9KL, serving as the “contact” person. Herb, N9XC, will contact Larry Toschlog, K9VD, to see if he would still like to be the liaison.

 

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