Adopted New Question Pools for Elements 7, 7R, and 9 - Effective
JUNE 10, 2013
The FCC has announced the adoption of new
question pools for Commercial Elements 7, 7R, and 9.
These 3 question pools cover basic radio law and operating
practice; for the Restricted GMDSS, GMDSS Operator and GMDSS
Maintainer. These new pools use the new approach to the
examinations as the new pools use Key Topic areas (sub-element
sections) for question selections to make sure that every exam
covers all of the important areas with which a license applicant
should be familiar. These new questions pools reflect changes in
GMDSS technology and techniques that have occurred since the last
Element 7 pool was released in August 2006 and effective February
1, 2007. This is the first time Element 9 has been updated since
the original release in 1996, 17 years ago.
The NEW Element 7 Question Pool
contains 600 total questions and is subdivided into10 Key Topics
of 6 questions each. The exam contains 100 questions taken at
random from the 600 questions in the pool. There are no
diagrams or schematics for the 2013 Element 7/7R Pool.
Element 7R Question Pool contains 300 total questions,
grouped into a total of 50 Key Topics. Each Key Topic contains 6
questions, with one exam question taken from each Key Topic. The
Element 7R written examination will consist of 50 questions.
The NEW Element 9
Question Pool contains 300 total questions and is
subdivided into 7 Key Topics. The examination consists of 50
questions taken at random from the 7 Key Topics. There
are no diagrams or schematics in the new Element 9 pool.
New ComExam 7.0 Software is
available now for download and a hard copy CD by mail to all active Test Center Mangers.
All exams given on or after June 10, 2013
must be from the new 2013 pools using COMEXAM 7.0 Software.
If you have not been active in commercial
testing during the last 2 years you should contact our office
immediately to update your information and discuss your status as
an examiner should you wish to resume offering commercial
National Radio Examiners has the NEW 2013
Element 7 and 9 Pools published together in spiral bound booklet
publication available for purchase if you wish to have one for
reference. In the FCC Public Notice authorized a 6
month transition period for COLEMs (Commercial Operator License
Examination Managers) to move from the current pools to the new
pools. All NRE exams given on or
after June 10, 2013 must be from the new 2013 pools using COMEXAM 7.0 Software.
Other NRE Commercial Radio License NEWS.....
Effective May 20, 2013, FCC the
long awaited Report & Order issued January 8, 2013 and
finalized by publication in the Federal Register on April 18,
2013, states the FCC will no longer issue New First, Second, or
Third Class RadioTelegraph Operator Certificates.
The NEW (T) License - RadioTelegraph
Operator License will be issued as a lifetime license., with no
expiration date. Applicants must pass the written FCC Elements 1
and 6 only,(ELEMENT 5 is discontinued) and telegraphy Elements 1
& 2. Photographs are no longer
required to be submitted for the issue of a new license, or for
renewal . All existing
1st and 2nd Class T1, T2 Licenses, upon renewal, will be
converted to a new LIFETIME RadioTelegraph Operator License (T).
Prior holders of T3, 3rd Class RadioTelegraph Licenses will be
issued an MROP upon renewal.
There will be revised Proof of
Passing Certificates available that refects the new
RadioTelegraph Operator (T) License and dropping of Element 5 as
an examination element. SAMPLE
There is a new FCC 605 Form - dated
May, 2013 SAMPLE
(link) that also reflects the new
RadioTelegraph Operator (T) License. Due to the very limited
number of RadioTelegraph Operator Licenses issues, you may use up
existing 605 forms and PPCs on hand before ordering the new
versions from our office.
Thank you for your continued support
of the FCC Commercial Licensing System through National Radio
National Radio Examiners