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First Remote Foundation Exam held in Australia

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  1. G4TUT

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    First Remote Foundation Exam held in Australia

    Australia's national amateur radio society, the WIA, reports the first online remote Foundation exam in the country was held on April 20

    WIA says:

    Monday night, April 20th was a historical moment for the WIA. The unique significance is that the two WIA members are both WIA Director Elects, Oscar Reys VK3TX and Lee Moyle VK3GK. They conducted Volunteer Examiners Australia Inc’s (VEA) first Australian Maritime College, (AMC) "online" Remote Amateur Radio Exam. Oscar and Lee are both AMC Level 3 assessors and authorized to conduct Remote assessments on behalf of AMC.

    Oscar mentioned, "It was an extremely successful remote exam session and the candidate in Perth was ecstatic that he was able to sit his Amateur Radio exam remotely, given the current AMC restrictions imposed on person to person exam sessions.

    The candidate sat his Foundation licence exam including the Practical and on completion, told us, very excitedly that he was already studying for his Standard Licence Upgrade…..Good job."

    "It is moments like these that make it all worth it, it is part of the personal reward for volunteering your time to help others achieve their goals." Lee stated.

    Read the full WIA story at
    https://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2020/20200422-2/index.php

    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/april/first-remote-foundation-exam-held-in-australia.htm

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  2. 2E0TWD

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    Bloody oath, that’s fair dinkum ripper. = Excellent News.
     
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  3. AB5WX

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    This is great news. I know someone in Aussieland looking to get their foundation license.
     
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  4. VK6AS

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    Sorry to rain on the WIA's parade, but this was not an "online" assessment, it was a remote assessment and the AMC has conducted many remote and special assessments prior to the pandemic, so there was really nothing at all "historical" about this occasion at all!
     
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  5. 2E0TWD

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    But, it says an exam was carried out for the First time?
     
  6. ND6M

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    No, it doesn't say that.

    it says "...The unique significance is that the two WIA members are both WIA Director Elects, ... Remote ham radio exams are not anything new as Lee conducted the WIA's second remote exam session in October 2017..."
     
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  7. 2E0TWD

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    I don’t want to argue but it does say it. ‘(VEA) first Australian Maritime College, (AMC) "online" Remote Amateur Radio Exam“
     

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