Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WB6NOA Ending Licensing Classes, Turning to "Training the Trainers"

Gordon West, WB6NOA (R), with CQ Publisher Dick Ross,
K2MGA (L), at the 2013 Dayton Hamvention (W2VU photo)

Perhaps the most prolific ham radio instructor in history is now turning his attention to training the next generation of instructors in the methods he has used for over four decades. Gordon West, WB6NOA, who is also a Contributing Editor for the CQ family of magazines, told Newsline recently that he will no longer be conducting licensing classes for prospective hams, but will instead focus on "training the trainers" in "some of the techniques I use." He notes that the people who have signed up for his first instructors' class include "Elmers" and Boy Scout merit badge counselors as well as licensing course instructors.  More information is available by clicking on the "Ham Instructors" tab at <>.