Results from 8/10/2020 Exam

The exam on August 10 had 14 applicants, 12 of which were from the class. Nine of the 14 got the Technician licenses, one got the General upgrade, and one person went from zero to Extra.   The VEs were KA5DLV, KM4OZK, KL7LS, AJ4XK, KJ4RWD, KK4WDQ and W4BZM.

The list follows: 

Christopher Bolin KO4GDR Tech; Suzanne Cain KO4GDS Tech; David Cook KY4AI Extra; David Craft KO4GDT Tech; Mackenzie Holliday KO4FUU to General; Scott Friesen KO4GDU Tech; Christoper Kelly KO4GDV Tech; James King KO4GDW Tech; William King KO4GDX Tech; Katherine Talley KO4GDY Tech; Michael Williams KO4GDZ Tech

Congratulations to all of the new hams, upgrades, instructors and VEs.

ARES Coordinator at the EOC


    So far no one has stepped forward to take the lead as the ARES Coordinator at the EOC and for the Shelters.  ARES as you know is a vital and key component of disaster communications pre and post disaster.  As you are fully aware we “The County” has partnered in the past and provided support by providing equipment “DStar” and Duke Field Repeaters for use in the area by ARES both pre and post disaster.  However, if we have no support by Aug 30 we are left with no options but to shut off the Duke Field repeater and the DStar Repeater and use those only for EOC Emergency Ops.   Could you please pass this on to the groups North and South County and let them know.  We would rather have a working relationship to where we can keep communications at peak level in the county and tested daily rather than just for Emergency Ops.  ARES as I stated is key and vital to disaster communications.  Let keep the great working relationship going as we have done in the past, but we need their support and a ARES Coordinator.   Have them reply directly to me as to who will assume this position.  Thanks

Ken Wolfe, MSM

Emergency Management, Coordinator
Okaloosa County, Public Safety
90 College Blvd E
Niceville, FL 32578

UPCOMING EXAM – 8/10/2020

There will be an amateur radio exam on Monday, August TENTH, 6:30 pm  start, at The Fellowship Hall of Live Oak Baptist Church, 4565 Live Oak Church Road, in Crestview, FL 32539.

The exam is planned to start at 6:30 pm, so please arrive about 6:00 or a little after. The fee is $10.00; if writing a check, make it out to WCARS/VEC.

Unlicensed applicants must have an FRN (Federal Registration Number); Social Security Numbers are no longer allowed.  Obtain your FRN before the exam, from the FCC site at (New User Registration link)

Masks will be required, and we will adhere to the CDC’s six foot social distancing recommendation.

Applicants must preregister to me directly, or send a note to me via the club website CONTACT US tab at