2020 Club Photos 

2020 was a unique year with COVID-19 Pandemic. It changed the way we meet, it changed the way events occurred if they occurred, and it made a very new and different normal. 

W5YI Test Session went on a halt due to COVID-19 and many future hams and hams that wanting to upgrade were eager to do testing. Some areas in the country were doing virtual testing, but by the time this was starting the Whitley County W5YI, Testing Team was able to secure a location to have in-person testing while following CDC Regulations. The outreach was tremendous and here are the results: 

Newly Licensed: 

Scott Abbott - Technician Class - Huntertown, IN

Dennis Bidwell - Technician Class - Kendallville, IN

Jerry Etnier Jr - General Class - Fort Wayne, IN

Donald Green - Technician Class - South Bend, IN

David Deniston - Technician Class - Bowling Green, OH

Steve Leisinger - Technician Class - Columbia City, IN

Byran Sears - Technician Class - Angola, IN

Nicklas Skaggs - General Class - Fort Wayne, IN

Upgrading Hams: 

Rebecca Mapes - KD9ODM - General Class - Churubusco, IN

Jeffery Lauritsen - KD9PFN - General Class - Fort Wayne, IN

Timothy Mayer - KD2TCP - General Class - Endicott, NY

Jason Richards - KD9ODO - General Class - Huntington, IN 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL - Below are some photos from the day

Thank you, Mike, KD9FJP for the awesome photography work!

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Knights of Columbus did a fantastic job setting up the Test Area to allow testing and maintained social distancing

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W5YI Team getting ready

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Knights of Columbus did a fantastic job setting up the Test Area to allow testing and maintained social distancing

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The testers start to begin the process!

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WCARC Member Rebecca - KD9ODM comes to attempt upgrading to General Class

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W5YI Members busy grading away!

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Testing away!

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Testing away!

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Testing away!

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Testing away!

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WCARC Member Rebecca - KD9ODM passed her General Ticket and gives the Extra Ticket a try!

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Members from Trine University came down to test together!

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W5YI Leader and WCARC President Roger, N9QCL, presents Rebecca, KD9ODM, with her General Ticket!