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Archived News
2020

VE TESTING UPDATE
(2020-08-26)
We are still getting a large number of requests for testing each month. All testing will be by reservation only. Please contact Jerry via email at VicePresident@k7id.org to sign up. There will be no re-takes or multiple tests taken until further notice. One test per person.
Jerry Hart - W7KR - VE Team Leader

August Meeting Canceled!
(2020-08-02)
Due to COVID-19 concerns the August general membership meeting is canceled. Amateur license testing WILL STILL BE CONDUCTED at 17:30 as per the calendar note below.

Thursday Coffee & Doughnuts
(2020-07-04)
Due to restrictions at Silverlake Mall, Thursday morning Coffee and Doughnuts is now held out doors at Ramsey Park, weather permitting. The park is just across from the Transfer Station exit at 3525 N Ramsey Rd, Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815. We hope to see you there.

Center Target Sports
(2020-06-06)
Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will not be a repeat of last year's KARS presence at Center Target Sports Customer Appreciation Day.

 

VE TESTING UPDATE
(2020-05-20)
We will be resuming normal testing starting on July 13th, 5:30 PM at the Search and Rescue Bldg. 10865 N. Ramsey Rd. Hayden, ID 83865.

Due to the backlog of individuals that will be testing we are requesting testing by reservation only. Please contact me via email at VicePresident@k7id.org to sign up. There will be no re-takes or multiple tests taken until further notice. One test per person.

NOTICE: If you need to take the EXTRA exam before the question pool changes on July 1st, please contact me! Thank You! We look forward to getting things back to normal! See you soon!
Jerry Hart - W7KR - VE Team Leader

COVID-19 Corona Virus Impacts to KARS
(2020-05-19)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kootenai County has suspended use of the Search and Rescue Building for everyone except official County business. Based on this and the most recent guidelines regarding 'social distancing,' KARS has canceled the June membership meeting and VE testing. Likewise, the June ARES monthly meeting is canceled. Thursday morning's Coffee and Doughnuts sessions are also canceled until further notice. Stay tuned here or on the evening Northwest Traffic Nets at 18:30 PDT for updates.

COVID-19 Corona Virus Impacts to KARS
(2020-05-01)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kootenai County has suspended use of the Search and Rescue Building for everyone except official County business. Based on this and the most recent guidelines regarding 'social distancing,' KARS has canceled the May membership meeting and VE testing. Likewise, the May ARES monthly meeting is canceled. Thursday morning's Coffee and Doughnuts sessions are also canceled until further notice. Stay tuned here or on the evening Northwest Traffic Nets at 18:30 PDT for updates.

NOTICE: VE TESTING
(2020-04-04)
There is no online testing through the ARRL VEC. There are also no guidelines for "Virtual Testing" through the ARRL VEC. Virtual testing and Online testing are two different things.

There are 14 VECs. Though they handle 75% of VEC testing, ARRL VEC is just one of 14. We are testing under the ARRL VEC rules and have no other options.

A couple of VECs have done "Virtual testing," which involves a proctor that is physically located with the person testing. The other two VEs are watching via remote video. This was the case with the Anchorage Radio Club VEC. Only one person is tested at a time. W5YI VEC may have online testing later this year. More to come later on that.

Jerry Hart - W7KR - VE Team Leader

COVID-19 Corona Virus Impacts to KARS
(2020-03-19)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kootenai County has suspended use of the Search and Rescue Building for everyone except official County business. Based on this and the most recent guidelines regarding 'social distancing,' KARS has canceled the April membership meeting and VE testing. Likewise, the April ARES monthly meeting is canceled. Thursday morning's Coffee and Doughnuts sessions are also canceled until further notice. Stay tuned here or on the evening Northwest Traffic Nets at 18:30 PDT for updates.

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