Local residents earn their FCC licenses

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Amateur radio license class members who attended the exam session and passed their FCC Technician class exams are (left to right) David Wexler, John Taylor, Bryan Floyd, Toby Truman, Jeffrey Hurt, and Thom Wilson. Stephan Anderman, K2SMA (kneeling) taught the course. Photo by Barbara J. Pembleton, N2BLU

Seven individuals earned new FCC amateur radio licenses at an examination session held this past Saturday at the Marshall County Office of Emergency Management. The tests, sponsored by the Marshall County Amateur Radio Society, were administered by “ham” operators from the Maury Amateur Radio Club. Three others, already licensed, one from Pikeville, Bledsoe County, and two from Lewisburg, passed examinations to upgrade their license class.

The tests were the culmination of a Technician class license course begun in Lewisburg on April first. According to MCARS club President Stephan Anderman, K2SMA, all six class members who stood for the exam passed the test, a 100 percent success rate. Some came close to passing the next higher level of license, as well. With the 100 percent success rate, the club is already receiving inquiries on offering another similar course. Anderman stated that the club was looking at tentative dates in the fall.

Those passing the initial exams included Thom Wilson of Chapel Hill, David Wexler of Cornersville, Toby Truman and Jeff Hurt, both of Lewisburg, John Taylor and Bryan Floyd, both of Lincoln County, and Jean Veeser of Pikeville. John Lyons and Brian Cook of Lewisburg, and David Lynn of Pikeville passed upgrade examinations.

For additional information on amateur radio, please contact Stephan Anderman, K2SMA, at 931-993-5800, or by e-mail to k2sma@arrl.net.