By Michael WT9V
As 2021 comes to a close, it’s appropriate that we look back and see the impact that the RWK Volunteer Examiner (VE) Team has had on the community, the club, and ham radio in general. Overall I think we should be pleased with the results:
- The VE team conducted 42 exam sessions and gave 150 exams to 133 people.
- We tested people from 28 different states, most from TX, with GA, AL and CA tying for second place.
- We saw 102 people pass Technician, 35 upgrade to General, and 13 upgrade to Amateur Extra.
- 24 of the people we tested went on to join RWK.
- RWK has VEs that are in 8 different states (mainly through our cooperative affiliation with the other leading VE teams).
- We’ve also had 9 VEs join the club as a by-product of being a part of the online testing team, people that we’d never have met otherwise.
I’d like to thank the RWK Volunteer Examiners that have committed so much time in 2021 – roughly calculated to be over 600 hours! – to the VE process – hopefully the above stats show what your contributions have meant to the RWK and to ham radio!