PARA Education & Testing Team

Education and Testing Coordinator

  • Line up speakers for monthly meetings and provide them with speaking guidelines.
  • Maintain an Advisor list that is published on the website.
  • Schedule VE testing dates and coordinate testing. Collect VE testing fees and submit to treasurer. Submit VE testing paperwork to ARRL.
  • Encourage members to take FEMA and SKYWARN classes.  Maintain a list of member certifications that is published on the website.
  • Schedule evening classes for youth and adults (e.g. Intro to GMRS, Intro to Amateur Radio).
  • Provide an education team report at each regular PARA meeting.

Volunteer Examiners – See Table 1

Advisors – See Table 2

  • Help new and existing members to get acquainted with radio concepts.
  • Participate and share knowledge in weekly PARA Roundtable discussions.

Speakers – See Table 2

  • Present a topic at a PARA meeting. Think of this as Show & Tell.
  • Doesn’t have to be a PARA member. Guest speakers are welcome and encouraged.

Instructors – See Table 2

  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Teach in-person classes to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, local officials, PARA members, or members of the public.
  • Submit instructional materials to PARA website for publication.
  • Doesn’t have to be a PARA member. (e.g. We could arrange for someone from Red Cross could teach a CPR class.)

Table 1 – Volunteer Examiners

MemberLicense Class

Table 2 – Advisors, Speakers, & Instructors

ContestingDarren Dixon
Coverage MappingBob Snyder
CW OperatingStu Bingham, Joe Petrulionis
Digital ModesDarren Dixon, Scott Rummings, Tim Leet
HF AntennasStu Bingham, Darren Dixon, Joe Petrulionis
Solar PowerStu Bingham, Bob Snyder, Ed Golla