New Examination Standards Chairman

| October 28, 2016

The Examinations Standards Committee (ESC), oversees all aspects of the amateur radio examinations.

Dave Powis, G4HUP has been appointed to take over the role when Professor Simon Watts, G3XXH retires at the end of this year.

The ESC develops and publishes all procedures and policies for the administration of examinations and is tasked with the development of the syllabus and question banks by the Examinations Group (EG) in conjunction with the Training and Education Committee (TEC).

Dave has been interested in amateur radio from the age of nine, and took his RAE in 1964.

From 1968 he held the call sign G8BPJ, converting this to G4HUP in 1979.

Running his first RAE course whilst at university in 1971, he has also had a long interest in training and exams.

In the 1990s he was the project leader for BT’s Living Science and Technology programme, coordinating the teaching by volunteers of the novice exam across eight secondary schools in Suffolk, and taking on the role of Senior Novice Instructor for the county.

On return from working abroad, where he held the call DL4MUP, he resumed teaching the new Foundation/Intermediate/Advanced structure through the Leiston ARC, and also to engineering students at West Suffolk College where he lectured for seven years.

Dave has also held the US Extra Class call ND8P since 2005.

He has been a member of the Examination Standards Committee from 2007 to 2015, and for the past year has been working with the Examinations Group on the revisions of the licence syllabuses.

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