W4CEC Volunteer Examiner Team - Laurel VEC

Who is W4CEC?

Chris Cancilla was granted his Technician in December of 2013 and enjoyed his Repeater time; but in 2018 realized a new world opens at General.  He attained his General in August of 2018 and went on to pass his Amateur Extra exam in December of 2018. 

Since that time he has been involved in the education of new operators, and as a Volunteer Examiner for both the ARRL and Laurel. 

He put the original blame on Elden Morris, N1MN, for getting him interested in radio.  But at the same time, thanks Elden for this fun and interesting hobby.

Scouting Activities

Boy Scouts of America

  • Assistant District Commissioner
  • Unit Commissioner
  • Radio Merit Badge Councilor
  • Adult Outdoor Trainer
  • ScoutsBSA Roundtable Commissioner
  • President of the Occoneechee Amateur Radio Society
  • Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow


  • FCARC - Franklin County Amateur Radio Club
  • OARS - Occoneechee Amateur Radio Society
  • TALARC - The American Legion Amateur Radio Club
  • K2BSA - Boy Scouts of America Radio Club
  • American Legion Post #187, Wake Forest, NC
  • ScoutsBSA Troop 517 Committee Member
  • Laurel VEC Volunteer Examiner
  • Primary for the W4CEC Laurel VE Team

About Author Cancilla

Chris spent 14-years in the U.S. Air Force; his first job was as a Munitions Specialist (yes - AMMO - IYAAYAS) and his second job in the Air Force was as a PMEL Tech, that's Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory or Calibration Specialist.

Chris Cancilla is the author of a great many books, including a 7-Part Time Travel Novel series , a 5-Part briefing on understanding the world of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) - of which Chris is well informed as a 20+ year experienced EDI Developer. 

Chris has also written several cookbooks with both family / group menus, and also a book dedicated to personal - back country - trail type meals that are light weight and good to eat on a cold, or warm, evening. Go to  http://AuthorCancilla.com  learn more and pick up a book that interests you, and enjoy!  

Lastly, there is a book of answers.  With questions coming from those interested in Amateur Radio as a hobby.  The Why and the how are answered with hopefully the reader becoming interested is attaining their license.