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Old 12-03-2012, 7:15 PM
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Default W5YI VE Waiting Time?

Just curious if there are any W5YI VEs here that could give me a rough idea of how long it might be before I hear back from them.

I submitted about a week ago to get an actual application mailed out, I am a license General and my status has posted in the ULS.

Thanks for the input guys, I googled around a bit but had a hard time finding the answer or posts of others who asked the same question.
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Old 12-03-2012, 7:35 PM
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I am in the same boat, sort to speak. I too sent off to get my VE a few weeks ago (11/23) and not heard back yet. I am expecting anytime though. When my father got his I think he said it took two weeks.
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Alright thanks, sounds good...
Hopefully we'll both hear from them soon
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They usually only want Extra class operators who can administer all the exams. As a General you cannot administer the General and Extra exams, only the Technician.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:47 PM
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I'm aware I would only be able to administer Tech exams... but I am working my way into Extra basically for that reason only.

I think its stupid if they deny someone just for that reason, I don't see any reason not to let someone get their feet wet, besides they need all the help they can get.... I saw the list of Ohio, its just sad how few VEs there are.

It would be very helpful for me too, since I could get the Extra on HamTestOnline for free (no, thats not my reason for applying) but it would certainly help since I'm so broke right now its not funny.
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Old 12-04-2012, 4:15 PM
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They vary between two weeks and a month. Usually the new licenses have a priority to processing ve applications. Also the list of ve's that they have are a list of the CVE's (contact ve's) that want to be listed. There are many many more ve's out there. They will not deny you for being a general. I have 3 or 4 generals on my ve team.
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Thanks KZ9G, yeah they just sent me an email with the application.
I'm just waiting for a copy of my upgraded FCC license to show up in the mail so I can photo copy one over to them with the application.
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Old 12-14-2012, 8:03 PM
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...It is now official -- I am VE!!! Now only I have go to a testing session so I can use it.
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...It is now official -- I am VE!!! Now only I have go to a testing session so I can use it.
Thats cool.
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...It is now official -- I am VE!!! Now only I have go to a testing session so I can use it.
THANK YOU for helping others to get their ticket!
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Old 12-15-2012, 4:47 PM
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I'm about set, just waiting for the official badge/paper work.
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THANK YOU for helping others to get their ticket!
Well, I had my first testing session tonight. My father (who also is a VE) and I worked together, he read and I graded. All told we had four new Techs and one General tonight. The one who made General only got her "ticket" a few days ago.
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