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Amateur Radio Exams Via ZOOM

Here’s the latest Amateur Radio exam schedule conducted over the ZOOM conference protocol.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by Joseph Speroni (AH0A), ARRL Pacific Section Manager.


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Here’s hoping you had a great Thanksgiving feast with family and friends
and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays.

Here’s an idea for a “present” leading up to Christmas.  Why not help
someone get their Amateur Radio license or even get yourself an upgrade
that can justify Santa dropping off a station upgrade under your tree.

The team on Oahu has been conducting Amateur exams via ZOOM since the
start of the Covid-19 restrictions in early 2020.  Our hats off to Steve
Kawamae (KH6WG), Joe Tabrah (now AH6T) who have carried the brunt of the
almost 100 test sessions for just over 300 candidates. Many other Hawaii
hams have assisted when additional VEs were needed – Alan Maenchen
(AD6E/KH6TU), Jim Sugg (AH6AE), Bev Yeun (AH6NF) and Jim Yeun (WH6GS),
to name a few.  The team has even had VE support from Guam (Shane,
AH2EJ), California (Larry, KI6LNB) and New Jersey (John, NU3E).

With the added $35 FCC application fee beginning in early 2022 (total of
$50 when the $15 VEC fee is added), now is a good time to have
candidates sit the exam.  There are three exams planned in December –
Saturday the 4th, 11th and 18th.

Candidates can register at

Please pass the word onto others.  It is an opportunity when there are
few in-person testing opportunities in Hawaii and the Pacific Section.

Best regards for a Merry Christmas and a great Ham Radio 2022.

ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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