Nine New Radio Amateurs
I have not mentioned this on my blog before, but for the last year I have been involved in helping a group of students establish an amateur radio club at the university where I work. I am the faculty advisor and, as the only licensed member, I have been guiding them through the material they need to know for the getting their own licenses, as well as helping them build equipment and establish an operational station.
I am very pleased to announce the first group of students took their Basic amateur radio exam today and nine passed with a high enough grade to get their HF privileges in Canada. The tenth will be retaking their exam very soon. A special thank you goes to Ernie, VE3EJJ, for spending his Sunday afternoon examining these students.
The club, Carleton University Amateur Radio Club, has the call VA3CUA and will have its station setup in the near future. The passing of these exams today is an important step in this club and I hope many of these newly licensed amateurs will be training other club members next year and beyond. I have been impressed with the enthusiasm for amateur radio that this group has shown. I am looking forward to working on amateur radio projects with them in the near future.
Congratulations to these new amateur radio operators!