SSRA Volunteer Examiner Team
Meet your Volunteer Examiner Team! We're looking forward to assisting you with your New license, or Upgrading your current license!
I served as an officer in the Spout Springs Repeater Association for several years. In October ’21, I assumed the duties of the Contact Volunteer Examiner, administering testing the SSRA offers. Mentoring, teaching, testing and finally talking to newly licensed hams on the air is rewarding! I have been licensed 26 years, and enjoy every aspect of amateur radio. I hope to meet you on the air waves someday! This hobby is a blast, so if you are not having fun, you ain’t doing it right!
I began the W5YI Online testing program for our local area in November of 2020, and have been pleased to associate my team with the Spout Springs Repeater Association. I have seen the massive increase of test candidates from all over the USA. I have been licensed for 23 years, and enjoy the hobby. I find offering online testing to be rewarding and fulfilling. I hope to meet you on the airwaves someday soon, after your online test with the Spout Springs Repeater Association’s VE Team.
I finally got my license in 2017 after wanting one for 40 years and I enjoy 2m on the SSRA repeater, FT-8 on HF, and DMR as well. I’m also an ARRL VE working in-person testing. The pairing of W5YI with ExamTools and being a VE with the SSRA team has been fantastic. It is amazing how we can use online testing and, just a few days later, brand new callsigns are assigned! 73
Hello! I’m Alex, N7SM. I’ve been licensed since 2003, and enjoy portable operation as well as SOTA and POTA. I’m working on getting back into CW. I enjoy building and tinkering with kits and learning everything I can about amateur radio. For my day job I’m a pilot with a major US airline. Hope to hear you on the air some time soon!
From Walla Walla I am able to assist in remote exams for the SSRA. I am also ARRL accredited and enjoy serving both VEC’s in administering exams. I am blessed to have a husband and 3 sons also licensed! We are a big HAM family! Keep studying and learn all you can!
First licensed in 2005 as a Technician. Upgraded to General in 2016 and Extra in 2020. Enjoy making contacts around the world beginning with JT-65 and now FT-8. Grateful to share my love of the hobby with others and especially grateful for the opportunity to give back by serving as a VE in the W5YI group.
I was licensed in 2019 and upgraded to Extra in 2020. I have a strong interest in the digital world of ham radio, the Internet-connected things, and the maker community. I am currently sitting on the Award Committee for Amateur Radio Software Awards. I joined this VE team to assist more people in joining our ham community, making this hobby a strong community of licensed operators!
Mark was operating in the field as Net Control for the Three Rivers Aux-Comm Emergency net. The Net airs Mondays at 1800 on the W7AZ repeater 146.64 MHz with a 100 Hz tone. Mark is the director for the local Auxillary Communications group and is affiliated with the Bento and Franklin County Emergency Operations Centers. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate!
I currently serve the SSRA as President and recently joined the ranks as a VE. I hope to be in your test session and get to witness your first license, or be there when you upgrade to a higher class of license with more privileges. You’re going to appreciate the examination and how smooth it is. Welcome to Ham Radio!
I really enjoy my time with the SSRA and this testing team. I am a radio technician and learn more about this hobby daily. I hope to be in your test session and get to witness your first license, or be there when you upgrade to a higher class of license with even more privileges.
Since receiving my Novice license in High School, Ham Radio has been a guiding light in my life’s career choices, civilian and military. With nearly 45 years working in technical and engineering support roles for the Government, the Military, and in Aerospace while in the private sector. I’ve traveled the world and this great country in the various positions I’ve held over the years. Along the way, I met some amazing people in my travels. I pursued advanced education aiming higher for the next rung on the ladder of life. I tackled many challenges in my professional life in complex systems I have worked with, passing my own lessons learned onto those just beginning their climb on life’s ladder. I still enjoy the simple things of my personal life like a relaxing ride on my Harley down a quiet back road, or a tall cold glass of ice tea, relaxing on my deck on a summer’s day. Being retired I have more time to explore and learn about this wonderful hobby of Ham Radio by building repeaters, exploring new technologies in communications, teaching others, and meeting amazing folks on the airways. It’s an absolutely incredible ride which I cherish. I wish you well on your own journey my friend, for I’m still enjoying mine.
I have always been interested in being a ham. The thought of communicating all over the world, seemed exciting. Then came the idea of being able to communicate in disasters, or no pwer situations. Being able to help in some way. Keeping people informed, staying informed. Being able to talk to the astronauts on the space station, and the beautiful sound, of CW. I hope to see you in a test session very soon!
I received my Technician class license in 1993, and since then HAM radio has been one of my favorite hobbies. I became a member of the SSRA in January 2021 and recently upgraded to Extra with the help and encouragement of members in the SSRA. I am looking forward to serving in the VE Testing program and hope to hear you on the air.