February 9th 2017 Test session

During our general class we help a practice test like no other.   It was an actual VE session for the students to get a feel for the real test coming in 4 week. We had 3 amateurs upgrade to General (Jeff KD9FTA, Jay K9NDY and Todd KC9NEG)  during this practice test and we also had a guest visitor Grzegorz from Poland stop in to visit.  Grzegorz took his US Tech…

New hams in Brownsburg

11 new amateurs were licensed on January 21st by the Indiana Elmer Network VE Team.   The IEN VE Team is a Laurel Affiliated group and tests for free. Gordon Cotton KD0EWM taught a class at the LDS church in Brownsburg Indiana and the result was 11 new Amateur radio operators cor Hendricks County.   John B KD9ECH reports more on this event

Troop 97 Digital Station at Ransberg

The long trek was made to Ransberg scout camp to expose the scouts to the digital HF world. I arrived about noon and the setup of the antennas began. This went relatively easily and after about 30 minutes, the coax hook up to the radio was ready. There were several scouts, Steve-W9THR and Barry-KC9MWZ helping in the installation of the antenna. At this point, this is where the gremlins crept…

IEN VE Team statistics for 2016

We have concluded our testing for the year and I wanted to share some of our stats with our members. We had 4 exams. We had 14 VEs help with exams. We tested 25 individuals and passed 19 individuals. New technicians 16 New generals 4 New Extras 1 I would like to personally thank each of the VEs that helped administer the tests: Brian KB9BVN Steve W9THR Gary KA9ZYL Erik…

IEN VE Teams test session to be hosted at Aviation Institute of Maintenance

The Laurel VE Teams will now be setup for testing on the Third Thursday of each month starting in January of 2017. Jason N9IMU help gain permission to use the facility for Classes and Amateur Radio testing. The classrooms are located at 7251 West McCarty Street in Indianapolis. The plan right now is to share the testing dates with the IEN VE group and the WD9BSA VE group.   Other groups…