On September 23, the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club held a Volunteer Examination Session at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the ARRL VEC. Mark WA1A (VEC Liaison), Michael KA4JJD, Bob K4DU, Bill AD6JV, Mike KQ9P, Dave K4DND, Jim K4CGY, and Bill N4VUF served as VEs. Eight candidates participated: seven passed the Technician Exam, and one upgraded to Extra. Three have joined the AARC. Some information on HTs and HF rigs was presented by various members. On Saturday, December 9, we will hold our final exam session at NRAO. Thereafter we will once again schedule them at the Earlysville Fire Station, 283 Reas Ford Rd, Earlysville, VA.