Extra Class License Manual

Extra Class License Manual Supplement

Use the ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 10th edition as your textbook to help you ECLM_10th_ed_5170.jpgpass the Extra Class License exam. Refer to the supplemental information below for additional references that may be helpful to you.

This study guide will prepare you for your FCC exam through June 30, 2016.


The FCC question pool for the Amateur Extra exam has been revised and the new 11th edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for exam preparation beginning July 1, 2016 has been released.  Available now in the ARRL store, in traditional bound format, or new spiral bound format. 



Now Available: A Question Pool That Follows the Book

There are significant differences between the order of topics in the official FCC Question Pool and the arrangement of material in the text. A Study Guide with an alternate arrangement of the questions that follows the ARRL text more closely is available.

Download the Study Guide as a PDF file you can print or view.

Extra Class License Manual 11th Edition Study Guide [PDF]
(Question pool effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020)


Updates and Corrections

Updates and Corrections to the Extra Class License Manual 11th edition (8/3/16)

  • Chapter 1

    Tools to help you study effectively. Learn More

  • Chapter 2

    Increasing your understanding of on-the-air practices and other topics. Learn More

  • Chapter 3

    Exploration of new aspects of operating. Learn More

  • Chapters 4 and 5

    Taking you beyond the introduction to electronics that you mastered to pass your General Class exam. Learn More

  • Chapters 6 and 7

    Constructing and using the circuits that make up a radio. Learn More

  • Chapter 8

    More discussion of electronic principles and circuits. Learn More

  • Chapters 9 and 10

    Antennas and propagation. Learn More

  • Chapter 11

    Observing good safety practices around your ham shack and antenna system. Learn More