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Amateur Radio Licensing : Exam Elements
As of April 15, 2000 there are just three written examination elements in Amateur Radio licensing.

On February 23, 2007 the FCC removed Morse Code examinations from all amateur licenses.


Element 2 - Technician Class valid until June 30, 2014

Element 3 - General Class valid until June 30, 2015

Element 4 - Extra Class valid until June 30, 2012

All questions are multiple choice with four possible answers - only one of which is correct. Here is a list of the written examination elements, the number of questions within each question pool, the number of exam questions and the passing mark. You need to get 75% of the questions correct in order to pass.

● Element 2:

Technician Question Pool (Study Guide and Software)
Questions in pool: 394,Questions in examination: 35, Passing Mark: 26

● Element 3:

General Question Pool (Study Guide and Software)
Questions in pool: 456, Questions in examination: 35, Passing Mark: 26

● Element 4:

Extra Question Pool (Study Guide and Software)
Questions in pool: 738, Questions in examination: 50, Passing Mark: 37

All questions are required to be taken verbatim from the question pools. In other words, there are no "secret" questions. All of the exact word-for-word questions, multiple choices and correct answer that could appear in all Amateur Radio Operator examinations are widely known and published. All of our study material contains the word-for-word question, multiple choice, answer and explanation.


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