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Publicity for exam sessions is available from several sources:
- the ARRL web site, www.arrl.org
- this web site, www.altoonahamexams.org
- monthly HARC newsletters and weekly on-air nets
- public-service announcements in the local newspaper.
Financing the team's efforts comes in part from the
examination fee paid by each exam candidate. The fee completely covers the
administrative cost of the exam. Some initial (start-up) expenses were financed by team member loans.
Essential recordkeeping, exam registration, version
control, VE credentials, inventory, and session administration are greatly
assisted by a custom Access database developed and maintained by the team
liaison, Eric, KE3TJ.
In the future we may need to acquire (or build) some specialized
equipment to administer exams to candidates with specific physical disabilities.
Notice: Beginning March 1, 2006, Atlantic Broadband began charging
non-profit organizations $5 per day to advertise public service announcements
on their text-based community information channel, discontinuing what had
previously been a free public service.
This cost is far beyond the means of the HARCE exam
team, so we will no longer be able to use this resource to advertise our exams
to the local community. We apologize for any inconvenience this may
We will continue to announce our exam sessions over the
air, in the
Community pages of the Altoona Mirror and via the web at the ARRL's
exam session search web site.
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