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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB069 (1998)

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ARLB069 Question pool changes put on hold

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ARRL Bulletin 69  ARLB069
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 5, 1998
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB069 Question pool changes put on hold

Citing ''almost certain and imminent restructuring of licensing,'' the
Question Pool Committee--the group that formulates the questions
that show up on Amateur Radio examinations--has put further changes
to the question pool on hold until restructuring issues are settled.

ARRL/VEC Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, says the decision includes
postponing the Advanced class question pool update, scheduled for
revision and release this year for implementation next July 1.

The Committee says restructuring could cause anything from making a
few rules questions unusable to ''total deletion of one or more
question pools or even combination of two or more of the present
question pools into a differently configured question pool.''

The decision to put further revisions to the question pool on hold
had majority support of the National Conference of VECs. The QPC
will postpone its current question pool review schedule ''until the
direction of such restructuring is more certain,'' QPC Chairman Ray
Adams, W4CPA, said in a statement.

Adams said the QPC would announce when it's decided to resume
alterations to the question pools. ''The action required by that
decision could range from a simple resumption of rewriting of the
question pools much in the same manner as we have in the past to
issuing any necessary supplements containing the changes to each of
the question pools in use to combining certain pools in whatever
manner may be dictated by the Commission,'' he said.
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