Two more to go! Is there a DAGR examination event in our future? :-)
On 02/03/2017 03:07 AM, Eric Smith wrote:
Sorry, I gave a bit of misinformation at the meeting. It takes a
minimum of three Volunteer Examiners to administer the Amateur Radio
Information on becoming an ARRL VE, including the ARRL VE manual and
the application form is at:
You have to have a suitable FCC Amateur Radio license, and fill out
paperwork that includes an open-book test. It doesn't say anywhere
that you have to be an ARRL member. There is no fee.
Note that there are other non-ARRL VECs. You can be a VE for multiple
VECs if you want. There's a list of the FCC certified VECs at:
The only other VEC that appears to operate nationally is the W5YI-VEC.
They don't require the open-book test. Their VE manual and
application page are:
I've just filled out the paperwork for becoming an ARRL VE, and will
scan and email it to them tomorrow. They say it takes three weeks for
the application to be processed and the VE credentials issued. I've
also submitted the form to apply to be a W5YI VE.