The Dryden Gun Club on Friday Aug 10th.
In the process of setting up table, deciding on seating configuration and placement of screen and projector, placing instructors seating and where to put water and other things. Then to sort out and find the few upholstered chairs we need for student comfort. There will be a lot of "seat time" so that is important. Got to cover the windows.
Skip and Dave hooking up the electronics, the projector and the sound system.
Saturday the 11th, Classes begin.
Dan Cronin, to the left of the screen, President of Northwest Overland, welcomes the prospective HAMS to the Licensing Weekend. The classroom is all set up, the electronics are operating flawlessly and the training event is launched.
The Instructors, Dave, Sal, and Skip make the introductions and the classes get going.
Club configuration and screen placement give all 13 students clear sight of the training materials.
Let the presentations begin, there is a lot to review in the day and the next morning. Intense.
Sunday the 12th, the Review is over, it is approaching 11:30.
The prospective Hams await the distribution of the tests after filing in paperwork. Nervous.
Testing going full bore. You could hear a pin drop --- except for the low key drone of mental gears grinding.
Fast Forward, the testing is over, everyone is now on pins and needles waiting to see the results of their intensive session. Did I make it or not? Nerves, nerves, nerves.
To be precise, the grading and authenticating of 15 tests takes time and mistakes are not a part of the process. Had to do a couple of re-tests which lengthened the necessary wait.
The paperwork starts to pile up, many things to keep track to make sure of accuracy. Skip, Jex, and Danny working the problem as Sal starts to wrap up the "control center"
Most of the results are in, just must keep everything in order and legal. So the greatest result of all time (well, maybe only this weekend) was EVERYONE passed their TECH test and there were two successful upgrades - one to GENERAL, one to EXTRA. Don't get no better. What an incredibly great weekend for the Northwest Overlanders and for the incredible work put in by the Apple City Amateur Radio Club. There were SO many others from the club who were not captured in the camera, but the effort was spectacular. Be very proud.
The Final Result of the session was....
NEW TECHS Call Signs a/o 8/22
Richard Stewart Tacoma NWOL KJ7AHI
Kam Brian Botteron Mill Creek NWOL KJ7AHF
Guy Miner Wenatchee NWOL KJ7AGY
William J. Maher Puyallup NWOL KJ7AHA
Sean Gale Wenatchee NWOL KJ7AHE
Rodney Curtis Puyallup NWOL KJ7AHD
Thoai Nguyen Tacoma NWOL KJ7AHC
Gerald Ergler Cle Elum NWOL KJ7AHK
Jacob Specht Wenatchee Chelan Co. SAR KJ7AHG
Leona Walter Belfair NWOL KJ7AGZ
Kristal Kravik Puyallup NWOL KJ7AHB
John L. Glover Jr. Seattle NWOL KJ7AHJ
Mark Mischke E. Wenatchee NWOL KJ7AHH
UPGRADE TO GENERAL
Aaron Kravik Puyallup NWOL KG7CFQ
UPGRADE TO EXTRA
Richard Cronin Wenatchee ACARC/NWOL K7RBC