February 12, 2018
The NCVEC Question Pool
Committee hereby releases into public domain the 2018-2022
Technician, Element 2, Question pool.
Errata #2 Released February
following changes are reflected in NEW download files dated 2 12
(B) Modified Distractors B.,C., and D.
(B) - On which HF bands does a Technician class operator have
10 meter band only
80 meter, 40 meter, 15 meter and 10 meter bands
30 meter band only
- Modified Question; changed "frequencies" to frequency
10 meter, 12 meter, 17 meter, and 40 meter bands
10 meter, 15 meter, 40 meter, and 80 meter bands
30 meter band only
10 meter band only
- Distractor C; should read 500 "watts"
- Distractor A and C; should be Amateur Extra "Class"
- Distractor D; corrected to All "of" these choices are
- Distractors A and D; Mhz corrected to "MHz" in both
- Distractors A and D; Mhz corrected to "MHz" in both
Modified Question, new wording
What term describes an amateur station that is transmitting and
receiving on the same frequency?
Modified distractor C. Changed Echolink to C. EchoLink
- Distractor D; Corrected to All of "these" choices are
Distactor D; changed to Ferromagnetic
Modifed question: How might fog and light rain affect radio range
on the 10 "meter and" 6 "meter bands"?
Should read "Fog" and Rain.
- Correct answer modified A. Tropospheric ducting
- Modified B. removed hyphen in D layer
- Modified C. removed hyphen in F2 layer
- Modified all distractors
10 meter band
70 centimeter band
- Modifed distractor A.,B., and C.
or 10 meter bands
23 centimeter band
70 centimeter or 1.25 meter bands
Modified Question wording; "transceiver", removed
- Distractor D; Corrected to All of these "choices" are
- Distractor D: capitalized "DC"
Modified Syllabus topics; removed repeater offsets, added
- DELETED Question.
last 3 questions in section T4B;
- Modified Question; What is a unit of impedance?
- Distractor D: changed 8 Ohms to "8 ohms"
- Question wording and all distractors modified to;
(D) What mode of transmission is commonly used by amateur radio
All of these choices are correct
T8C10 - Glogal
Modified term Echolink to EchoLink in question and all
- Modified Question; Removed "or Digital Migration
- Distractor D: Removed "the" before the word these.
of Second Errata Released February 12 ,2018~~
NCVEC Question Pool Committee Public Released the 2018-2022 FCC
Element 2 Technician Class Question Pool on January 8, 2018
and Released the following errata to the Pool files January 12, 2018
The following changes are
reflected in the download files dated 01122018.
T1F11-Distractor A; Typo change word They to The
T4A01- Change to correct answer; Correct answer
T5B13-Distractor A; Typo change GHZ to GHz
T6A07-Modified Question; What electrical
component is usually constructed as a coil of wire?
T8C8-Distractor A; Typo change VOIP to VoIP
The NCVEC Question Pool Committee hereby released into public
domain the 2018-2022 Technician Class, Element 2, Question pool.
This pool becomes effective for all Element 2 license
examinations administered on July 1, 2018 and is valid until June
Files containing the question pool are available in PDF (Portable
Document Format), Microsoft Word .DOC format, and .TXT format.
Three figures are used in the pool, and these are available as
separate .jpeg and .pdf files.
Users of the pool documents are free to correct minor
typographical and punctuation errors, including obvious minor
omissions. Such corrections must not cause a change in the
meaning of a question or any of the proposed answers to the
questions. Also, since rule citation references are not part of
the questions themselves and are included only to assist when
looking up the applicable section of the rules, errors in the
reference identifiers are not considered adequate reason for
removal of a question from the pool.
of the 2017-2018 Question Pool Committee:
- Rol Anders - K3RA, Laurel VEC
Perry Green - WY1O, ARRL-VEC
Ralph Roberts - W5VE, WCARS-VEC
Larry Pollock - NB5X, W5YI-VEC
Jim Wiley - KL7CC, Anchorage-VEC
Contributions: Tom Rider - W6JS, GEARS-VEC
NEW FCC BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR NEW AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE LICENSES AND MODIFICATIONS
NEW FCC BASIC
QUALIFICATION QUESTION ON APPLICATIONS FOR NEW AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE LICENSES AND MODIFICATIONS
THIS CHANGE IS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 7,2017 - ALL SESSIONS HELD PRIOR TO AUGUST 20, 2017 ARE TO BE ON THE OLD FORM AND MUST ARRIVE IN OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2017. SESSIONS HELD ON OR AFTER AUGUST 21, 2017 MUST BE ON THE NEW FORM..APPLICANTS SENT ON THE NEW FORM WILL BE PROCESSED TO THE FCC NO EARLIER THAN SEPTEMBER 7, 2017. THIS SHORT DELAY IN PROCESSING IS DUE THE CHANGE-OVER IN FCC ELECTRONIC FILING REQUIREMENTS THAT GO INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017.
The FCC announced to ALL VEC Organizations that on or about Sept 6, 2017 that The Commission was adding a basic qualifications section to the FCC 605 form which includes a question regarding whether an applicant has been convicted of a felony in any state or federal court. Applicants, answering yes must provide an explanation. This item enables the
FCC to determine whether an Applicant is eligible under §§
310(d) and 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
to hold or have ownership interest in a station license. This
change makes the FCC 605 consistent with other Commission
licensing forms. Many years ago the FCC allow VEC Organizations
to collect application information in any manner they wished and
to use the FCC 605 form or create a form specifically designed for
information required at VEC exam sessions.
Applicants are required to answer the
question only if 1) they are filing either the
NCVEC 605 or the FCC Form 605 for one of the following purposes
indicated: New, Amendment, Modification (Upgrade or Call sign
change), or Renewal/Modification; and 2) the
question has been answered previously and changed from the answer
previously provided. Applicants using NCVEC or FCC Form 605 for
any other purpose are not required to answer this question.
NEW 2017 NCVEC 605 Forms:
NCVEC QUICKFORM 605 APPLICATION PDF
NCVEC QUICKFORM 605 APPLICATION DOCX
Fill in the
Blank PDF - available soon
FCC BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION
INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES WHEN ANSWERING “YES”
If the answer to the basic qualification
question (felony question) is ‘YES’, the
applicant must submit, as an exhibit, a statement explaining the
circumstances and a statement giving the reasons why the
Applicant believes that grant of the application would be in the
public interest notwithstanding the actual or alleged misconduct.
If the Applicant responds ‘YES’ to this question and
has previously provided a statement and explanation regarding the
circumstances as an attachment to a prior application filed in
ULS, and the facts and circumstances are unchanged, the Applicant
may refer to the previous application by identifying the
application file number and indicating the disposition of the
prior application. FCC Application file numbers can be found on
the FCC ULS Application Search :
Applicants can send the explanation, and the
application file number via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or via postal mail at: FCC, 1270 Fairfield Rd. Gettysburg, PA
17325-7245. The applicant is required to provide an
explanation within 14 days of the application data being
submitted to FCC. Failure to do so may result in the
application dismissal without action. The applicant must provide
sufficient information for the FCC to determine whether there
exists any material and substantial question of fact regarding
whether the applicant has the character qualifications to be a
Commission licensee. After submission of the required exhibits,
court records, or statements, applicants can also contact the FCC
by phone: 877-480-3201 for questions regarding the collection and
acceptance of the information for pending applications, but will
need their application file number.
There is no set checklist of item for the
exhibit/statement, but useful information includes; a detailed
description of the conduct that resulted in the conviction or
guilty plea, including time and place, the date of the conviction
or guilty plea, the punishment that was imposed, and whether the
sentence has been completed, or the applicant is still under any
restriction or condition resulting from the conviction or guilty
plea, any efforts taken to remedy the wrongs committed and ensure
that the applicant will not engage in such conduct in the future.
CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT OF
If the applicant does not request
confidential treatment, the explanation will be publicly viewable
in ULS. If the applicant requests that the explanation be
confidential, it will not be visible to the public. However, in
order to seek confidential treatment, the applicant must include
a separate request that the material not be made available for
public inspection. The request must contain a statement of the
reasons for the request, and identify the portion(s) of the
response for which confidential treatment is requested. It is not
sufficient to simply mark a document as “Confidential.”
All attachments, confidential or non-confidential should be
accompanied by an application file number, to ensure that the
explanation is attached to the proper filing.