The Anchorage ARC VEC is very carefully restarting its amateur radio license examinations at the Radio Science and Operations Center (RSOC) in Anchorage on the second Saturday at 2:00 PM of every month. The next session is scheduled for August 8.
We are doing so in a way that will maintain required social distancing. There will be just one VE on-site for each session to minimize exposure, and the other VEs will join the sessions remotely, just like during our fully remoted sessions. Additionally, and until further notice, anyone entering the RSOC must wear a face mask/covering. If there are too many applicants to maintain necessary social distancing inside the examination room, applicants will be asked to stagger their arrival to help us keep adequate separation.
In addition to the scheduled services, the group is offering remote or “custom” sessions, where applicants can request either a one-on-one session with a VE at the RSOC or what we would call a “remote” session with a proctor of their choice. Applicants can apply for this via our Remote Examination Application. They can opt for a one-on-one session with one of our VEs on-site at a convenient day and time, or they can select their own proctor (one who meets qualifications), and participate in a “remote” session at their home or elsewhere.
Of course, anyone who is sick, has had a positive Covid-19 test, is known to have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, etc. are asked to avoid coming to the RSOC or even participating in a remote examination session.