Ham Cram 4/18-19/21
So many thanks to the members of ACARC who gave of their weekend time to ensure the success of this Ham Cram.
KA7ZDL President Sal Spagnole
KE7MPO Vice President and VEC Skip Frans
N7BUK Dave Bauer
K7MQV Jim Wonn
K7ISC VE Dan Whaley
K7JEW VE Jex Whaley
K7RBC VE Rich Cronin
K7VP VE Ron Hatton
KB7ALI VE Marie Mcoy
N7JA Jim Allyn
The Welcome screen that kicked off the 2 day process.
The "Welcome Aboard" briefing, what to expect? Schedule?
Where's the bathroom? Where to park? Message from the Northwest Overland director. Welcome to the facility from the Legion Past Commander. Introduction to ACARC staff. Rules and Regs of the process, etc.
Let the instruction begin, lower the lights, open door for fresh air and get down to business for a day and a half.
Subject Matter Experts Skip. Sal, and Dave get it going.
Long hours behind the desk. Saturday from 9 - 3, Sun 9-12. Then add on the prep time, the practice time, the equipment trouble-shooting time, the set-up and tear-down time and more... Not an easy venture at all.
Alright, the time for talk and answering and explaining is over. Time to read the questions and circle what one hopes is the correct answer. Everyone made it.
Part of the VE "police force" making sure everything stays honest. (Unarmed).
Jex discussing the paperwork flow and making sure all "i's" are dotted and "t's" are crossed. Lots must be done right.
VE's and test-correction staff at work checking, double checking, and triple checking answer sheets.
Team Ron Hatton and Marie McCoy.
Team Dan Whaley and Jim Allyn.
The 7 new Technicians who are so VERY HAPPY to be able to drive their 2-3 hour commutes home knowing it was a great day and they accomplished something they wanted very badly. A HAM license. They were all very thankful to the Ham Club, the Legion and the Northwest Overland organization. Good on 'ya all.