WATAUGA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Watauga Amateur Radio Club PO Box 2208 Boone, NC 28607
Club Repeaters:  Boone, NC  Rich Mountain WA4J    147.36  +600 KHZ 103.5 Hz tone   WA4NC  443.0375 +5.0 MHz   DMR Digital  Sugar Mountain WA4NC  442.0875  +5.0 MHz  DMR Digital  Beech Mountain WA4NC  444.5750   +5.0 MHz  151. 4 Tone WA4NC  224.680      -1.6 MHz   103.5 Tone
VOLUNTEER EXAMINERS
(VE)
The Watauga Amateur Radio Club Volunteer Examiner Team will be offering license exam test sessions every three months. We are proud to be newly affiliated with the WCARS VEC. Information about the Technician Class license can be found at http://www.arrl.org/getting-your-technician-license A book that will help students prepare for the licensing exam can be found at: http://www.w5yi.org/catalog_details.php?pid=76. Also, there are many Apps available at the Apple App store which offer courses and sample tests. The FCC exam consists of 35 randomly chosen questions that focus on basic electronics and radio operating practices. A passing grade of 70% is required to earn the Technician Class License. Numerous opportunities exist to take practice tests before the license exam. IF YOU ARE TAKING A TEST: Please bring a photo ID, pencils, and optionally a (non-graphing, non- programmable) calculator. The test fee is $15. That fee allows you to take Technician, then General, and then Amateur Extra exams if you wish (you must first pass the Technician license before taking the General, and, likewise, pass the General before taking the Extra). To retake any test requires an extra $15 fee. IF PAYING BY CASH, PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE. VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!! You'll need a Federal Registration Number (FRN). If you'd like to get an FRN, go to https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fcc-registration-commission- registration-system and click on the Register for a New FRN link.
Amateur Radio License Test Session LATEST VE TEST RESULT (August 15,2019) All went well at our VE session Thursday night --- other than the horrendous ASU fomented traffic. (And a little FAX blip that's been corrected.) Thanks go to Marv - WA4NC, Marvin KM4NCK, Doug - WA4UNS, and George - W4ZW who taught the Tech class. New Tech: Karen Acree - (still waiting for callsign) New to General: Lyn Aubrecht - KN4WOY Upgrade to General: John Ormand - W4JJO 73s, Bill NC4WB
VE TEST SESSION SCHEDULED A VE Test Session will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Boone, NC. This will be an ARRL VEC test. Details will be posted here shortly.