From the Aurora ARG Media Room

April 2021 by the Numbers

By: Brandin Hess, VA6ILS / WB1BR
Dated: May 2nd, 2021

The Aurora Amateur Radio Group was busy with remote examinations in the month of April.  Here are the stats as of 11:59pm Alaska Time on Saturday, May 1st, 2021:

Total number of applications received as of this writing:    561
Number of applications received in April 2021:    175
Number of exam sessions in April 2021:    33
Number of examinees for April 2021:    130
Number of examinations administered in April 2021:    146
Total amount of monetary donations from examinees in April 2021:    $455.00

As many of you know, today marks our third month using our own platform, known as ExamGen.  The platform has come a very long way to become versatile, flexible and most importantly, user friendly.  Many thanks to those who have contributed their time in helping make this effort a success!

We tried a new exam schedule during the month of April, to give our VE team added flexibility in their ability to serve.  While the new schedule was widely accepted, we found that many were unwilling to faithfully commit to any of the times we had.  With that, the Aurora Amateur Radio Group board of directors voted unanimously to hold four exam sessions per week.  We believe this solution fits everyone well.

There is a lot more work that lies ahead for our Volunteer Examiner Program, and we look forward to the future.  We are also pleased to report the growth of our VE team in April!  For those who are remaining faithful in their service to our VE program, the Aurora Amateur Radio Group thanks you for your incredible service!  Keep up the great work!

Brandin S. Hess - VA6ILS / WB1BR
President, Aurora Amateur Radio Group