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FCC grants amateur radio licenses to 3 from Rockingham, 1 from Southern Pines

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The Richmond County Amateur Radio Club Volunteer Examiner Team announces the results of the September Amateur Radio Exam.

The Federal Communications Commission granted the following new licenses:

  • Earl W. Key Jr. of Southern Pines – Call KQ4LIT
  • Sharon S. Hutchinson of Rockingham – Call KQ4LIU
  • Alexander G. Hutchinson of Rockingham – Call KQ4LIV
  • Gratten H. White of Rockingham (new technician) – Call KQ4LKS

Key received his general class license, the second level of the three different classes offered by the FCC.

Amateur radio is a great activity for the family. Hutchinson and her son received their technician license and White received his technician license and joins his father and uncle in the hobby.

The volunteer examiner team consisted of:

  • Mark Moen of Southern Pines
  • Fred Lathan and Mark Gibson of Rockingham
  • Michael Litty of Laurinburg
  • Stan Disbrow of Fuquay-Varina

“The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest,” according to the FCC. “These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations.”


Volunteer examination coordinators coordinate the efforts of the volunteer examiners in preparing and administering amateur service operator license examinations. VECs are allowed to charge a fee for the exam. The Richmond County team joined the Laurel VEC and they chose not to charge any fee for the exam.

For information on how to study for the amateur radio exam, contact markgibson6822@gmail.com.

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