We are looking for people to help us VE the Ham Radio Village testing sessions at DEF CON 31!
If you've been looking to give back to the amateur radio community, this is a great way to get others into the hobby by helping them get their license while at DEF CON!
Volunteer examiners (VEs) are the backbone of the HRV, and help extend the tradition of free amateur radio license testing at DEF CON conferences for years! Last year we've administered 381 exams with the help of VEs.
You do not need to already be an accredited VEs to help! All those who volunteer will become a part of the HRV Laurel VEC VE team. As mentioned, exams are administered under the Laurel VEC, allowing everyone to take their exam free. The exam.tools software used for the actual exam taking/grading process. Therefore VEs are required to have a device able to connect to the internet and has a camera.
All those who contribute to the Ham Radio Village are entitled to a one yearbenefactor membership within the HRV, which waves membership dues into our happy little ham radio club. Additional vectors of thanks are also in the works currently for DEF CON.
If you would like to help us, then fill out the form and we'll get in touch with you based off of your application!
Please note that this is NOT the call for village staff, that form may be found on the HRV website,
with the other forms.
Badges are available for volunteers upon request, but please note they are distributed primarily in a first come, first serve criteria based on the time of submittal for your application, and the anticipated level of contribution. Because the HRV only receives a limited amount of badges, all those that request a badge may not get one. If you are allocated a badge, you should be notified approx. 1 month before the conference (based on last year's timeline)
Once we process all responses/establish VE, we'll get in touch with you with regards to session and VE scheduling.
If you have any questions/concerns, contact one of the village officers on the HRV Discord server: discord.gg/hrv
the HRV Conference Committee