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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB004 (2020)

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ARLB004 New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released

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ARRL Bulletin 4  ARLB004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 28, 2020
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB004 New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released

The new Amateur Extra-class license examination question pool,
effective from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2024, has been
released and is available at the National Conference of Volunteer
Coordinators (NCVEC) website at, http://www.ncvec.org/ .

The 2020-2024 Extra-class pool incorporates significant changes
compared to the current 2016-2020 question pool, which expires on
June 30. The number of questions in the pool was reduced from 712 to
622. The result was 239 modified questions, 49 new questions, and
139 questions removed due to changes in what was felt to be an
abundance of outdated questions, while areas of new technology and
subjects were added.

In addition, an effort was made to balance the difficulty level,
removing or replacing some questions deemed too easy or too
difficult compared to the rest of the pool. The 2020 pool has 10
diagrams, which have been renumbered because the new question pool
has two fewer than the 2016 question pool.
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