Aurora ARG VE Team
The Aurora Amateur Radio Group VE Team is a gathering of dedicated men and women who admire our club's core vision. Our club's vision is as follows:
"...To serve America's under served through compassion, leadership, professionalism and integration of 21st century technological innovation regardless of physical location."
How we maintain this vision for amateur radio license testing on a personnel level is very simple. Volunteer examiners from far and wide serving with the Aurora Amateur Radio Group understand that amateur radio license testing is more than just administering an examination. It's about community. It's about engaging in fellowship with every examinee. It's about incorporating encouragement to pursue your goals and dreams in this hobby we all cherish. It's about sharing ideas, knowledge, wisdom and fostering enthusiasm that is lacking in many circles. It's about streamlining the process of helping someome get an examination from start to finish. It's about going the extra mile to make sure every applicant has all of their questions answered in a very timely manner. All of this together can be summed up into one simple phrase. We call it the "Aurora Touch".
The big question is ... why are we doing this? It is simple. We do all of this because we care. We do all of this because amateur radio has become an intricate part of who we are as a collective group. We do this because you can not place a price tag on the gratification received by examinees who leave with a CSCE. We do this because giving back through helping the amateur radio community has brought our VE team closer than ever before. We are more than just friends. We are like family. It's the incredible teamwork and dedication we all put together that has made the Aurora Amateur Radio Group what it is today. That is why we are doing this. Deviating from this would be a tremendous dis-service to the amateur radio community.
On a technological level, we continue to evolve with the desire to always improve. From a one-stop shop to registering for an exam session to web based testing, the Aurora Amateur Radio Group is well on its way to being a pioneer in exam delivery. We have been hard at work to develop the very first web-based exam platform that will be capable of running without an internet connection, meaning do electronic, off-grid examinations through a local network over an examinee's web browser from anywhere. This same platform will ultimately become our new web based exam standard as it will have that flexibility as well! Stay tuned for more as things progress.
If you are interested in joining our VE team and becoming a part of our amazing movement, we encourage you to join us! For a list of our current VE team, please click HERE. If you want to join the Aurora Amateur Radio Group VE Team, please fill out a short application by clicking HERE! Don't forget you need to be accredited by the ARRL VEC to join us. To become accredited, please click HERE.