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    01/15/2013 | 2012 Marks All-Time High for Amateur Radio Licenses

    As 2012 came to a close, ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, had a good reason to cheer: The number of radio amateurs in the US reached an all-time high of almost 710,000.
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    08/06/2012 | NCVEC Holds 2012 Annual Meeting

    Larry Pollock, NB5X, Chairman of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC), presided over the NCVEC’s 27th annual meeting, held via teleconference on July 20. The meeting offered an opportunity for representatives of the VECs to d
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    06/27/2012 | Notes from the ARRL VEC Desk

    The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) is one of 14 VECs in the US that coordinate the efforts of Volunteer Examiners (VEs) who administer Amateur Radio operator license examinations. More than 11,000 active ARRL VEs throughout the country give bac
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    04/11/2012 | 2012 Continues to Show Growth in Amateur Radio Licensing

    The first quarter of 2012 (January-March) saw a high level of Amateur Radio license exam sessions, producing an elevated influx of applications for new licensees. According to ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, these numbers outpaced the 2011 first quar
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    08/26/2011 | Kalaupapa, Hawaii Is Site of Second ARRL Remote VE Testing

    From the sunny shores of Hawaii’s Kalaupapa Peninsula, ARRL Volunteer Examiners gave a remote ARRL VE session on the morning of July 25. Well, at least it was morning in Hawaii, but it was late in the afternoon at ARRL Headquarters. What made this VE sess
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    08/09/2011 | ARRL VEC Team Attends National VEC Conference

    Representatives of 12 of the nation’s 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) -- either in person or via proxy -- met July 29 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the 26th Annual National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) Conference.
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