Long-time President

Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC)

The FCC created the VEC system to provide initial licensing examination for prospective new hams and upgrade examination opportunities for those already licensed. The FCC authorized these VECs to oversee the work of their certified Volunteer Examiners (VEs) and serve as a liaison between applicants and the FCC.








Norman "Norm" G. Harrill served as President of WCARS-VE for many years, and provided the example by which all WCARS-VE Examiners maintain the highest standard of ethical conduct.
WCARS-VE was formed in 1984, incorporated in 1986, is the oldest VEC still in existence, and was the first to administer examinations as a volunteer organization.

For the 1985 Atlanta Hamfest, a VE team that included Norman conducted the first ever FCC license exam by volunteers.

Norm was deeply involved in classroom instruction for new hams. Norm solicited new VEs, and insisted that each VE continuously observe the highest ethical standards.

A true friend to amateur radio, Norm never uttered a harsh word toward anyone, and was always quick to offer help to anyone who indicated a need.
  WCARS-VEC President
  Norman Harrill N4NH-SK
  August 26, 2021