|A Tribute To Volunteer Examiners|
This poem is from the ''My Testimony -- To Soar With Jesus Collection''. Written by Daryl Stout. (C) Copyright 1989, 2017 by Daryl Stout. All Rights Reserved. Any abuse or unauthorized usage of this poetry will be dealt with at The Judgment Before Jesus Christ. The ''Soar With Jesus'' Eagle Design was created and designed by Dale Larison, and it is used by permission.
The following poem is in tribute to Volunteer Examiners, amateur radio operators who give back to the hobby by administering amateur radio license exams.
My original callsign of N5VLZ was granted Aug. 7, 1991. As of June 5, 2009, I was granted the vanity callsign of AE5WX; and as of Dec. 27, 2014, I now hold the vanity callsign of WX1DER.
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Written By Daryl Stout, WX1DER
ARRL/VEC Amateur Extra Class VE
2. The FCC for many years, gave the license tests.
At their Field Offices, in ones license quest.
But with cutbacks years ago, the FCC therein;
The future of the license tests, certainly looked grim.
3. The American Radio Relay League, worked with the FCC.
Volunteer Examiner Coordinator, the program would now be.
The VEC accrediting many licensed hams,
To give tests, with integrity, all across the land.
4. Morse Code Tests, at different speeds, for a license grade.
Five, thirteen, or twenty words...CW to be made.
Novice, Technician, General, Advanced, and Amateur Extra, there.
All of these different steps, up the license stair.
5. But, while code tests are no more, the written tests remain.
Integrity of the tests is high, to keep out tarnished stain.
Technician, General, and Amateur Extra, the exams today.
With so much in the hobby now, rewarding many ways.
6. Covering the rules, in Part 97 there.
Along with various bands and modes, to get on the air.
RF Safety, Propagation, and the theory, too,
So the amateur radio licensee will know what's right to do.
7. If a General, Advanced, or Extra Class, and at least eighteen.
License not suspended or revoked, therein to be seen.
You can give back to the hobby, becoming a VE.
Accreditation process, it really is easy.
8. An open book test, with license sent, to A.R.R.L.
After review, you'll get a badge, and be proud to tell.
A Volunteer Examiner, you'll gladly servce with pride.
For when the new hams pass their test, it brings much joy inside.
9. While some may fail their exams, there is no disgrace.
For a different set of questions, in new exam there placed.
This time, they may pass the test, and all hold their heads high.
For new hams entering the hobby, will not let it die.
10. With ham radios many things, that one today can do.
Of all the things that I've done, this thing enjoyed, so true.
Rewarding in the task, full of integrity;
I'm proud to serve the hobby, as an accredited VE.
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