Not to toot my own horn—at least not too much—but yesterday we scored 100%! That is to say that everyone in our latest One-Day Tech Class at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum passed the test. 17 people attended the class and took the test, including one 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl.
To be honest, I was concerned about the two teenagers. Kids don’t seem to do well in the one-day class, and neither of them had done much pre-study. The girl, however, only got two questions wrong; I’m not sure what score the boy had.
Several of the students were the sons of amateur radio operators. One of them, Ryan, came all the way from Alma (about two hours away), with his girlfriend, Kathena, to take the class. I just received an e-mail from Ryan:
Just wanted to give a big thanks for offering the class. You definitely helped Kathena and I learn all the technical aspects of ham radio. You definitely helped me feel more confident about passing the test. I have been trying to get around and take it for ten years now. Kathena has only been around ham radio for a week and she loves it!!
Mel, the executive director of the museum, his wife, and his father-in-law, were also part of the class. Since they all passed, two of the museum’s staff now have amateur radio licenses.
Thanks to my co-teachers and especially to VEs who administered the test. This was quite a large group, but they were able to handle the group speedily and efficiently.