I was part of an FCC Ham Radio Licensing today, in The Ojai Valley. Good results with 16 of 18 passing their Technician Class license.
Was first time our group (OVARC — Ojai Valley Amateur Radio Club) had done the whole thing without assistance, which was encouraging. Our VEC (Volunteer Examiner Coordinator) for today was from GLAARG (Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group).
I foresee transitioning our VEC to ARRL-VEC pretty soon, but no hurry.
What is more pressing is for several of us (me included) to ante up and get our final license class – Extra. This will allow us to license Technician, General and Extra. Right now, we’re limited to licensing Technicians.
I’m sure you’re finding the above really scintillating stuff. The big deal is that our group, within one year, has licensed over 50 new Ham Radio Operators. The Ham Radio Motto is, “When all else fails – Amateur Radio”. By having this additional contingent of Radio Operators within the Ojai Valley, we can respond effectively to emergencies and disasters. Check our ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League for more info.
73 de Paul (KI6USA)