License Status Inquiries

Western Carolina Amateur head_logo Radio Society/VEC, Inc.


You can determine if a new or upgraded license has been granted by going to   the WCARS/VEC web site ( or click on License Search.   Type your Last Name, First Name and Middle Initial,  pull down from   The window on left (License Name)  then click on search.

For other inquiries e-mail:

(License Search):

One by One Call Sign Request

If your group wishes to request a 1X1 call sign, please complete the attached form and submit to:

Win Guin, W2GLJ WCARS/VEC 1X1 Coordinator

901 754-4552
901 757-3874   (fax), email

Click on link here for an application form: 1 X 1


WCARS/VEC is always looking for ways to help our hobby and increase its numbers. If you or your group is interested in forming a WCARS/VEC Team, please contact one of the directors below:


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VE Exams, Leicester NC VFD, 3-15-14

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Amateur Radio Exams, Leicester NC

VEC team held exams for new ham radio licenses at the Leicester Fire Dept. this morning. The team leader was Norman Harrill, N4NH.

JOTA, Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air

Photos in Daniel Boone Council office for Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air.


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VE Team at the Shelby Hamfest

The VE Team that conducted the tests at the Shelby Hamfest. (click photo to enlarge).

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Shelby Hamfest

Some photos I took at the Shelby Hamfest (Shelby NC) on 8/30/13. Click on each each to enlarge. Enjoy.


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What is Amateur Radio


Wikipedia: Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is the use of designated radio frequency spectrum for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without direct pecuniary interest, and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).
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