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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB069 (2003)

ARLB069 New General Class Question Pool Released

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ARRL Bulletin 69  ARLB069
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 4, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB069 New General Class Question Pool Released

The Question Pool Committee (QPC) of the National Conference of
Volunteer Examiner Coordinators has released a revised and expanded
Amateur Radio General class (Element 3) question pool into the
public domain. The new question pool becomes effective July 1, 2004,
and must be used to generate all General written examinations
administered on or after that date.

"The pool has been expanded to 432 questions," said ARRL VEC Manager
Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, a member of the Question Pool Committee, who
notes that all subelements grew slightly. "The largest increase in
questions this time around was in our Operating Procedures and
Amateur Radio Practices subelements," he said. The General class
question pool does not contain any diagrams or symbols.

The new Element 3 question pool is available on the ARRL Amateur
Exam Question Pools Web page at in Adobe PDF and ASCII text
format. It includes all questions and answers relating to Element 3.

The Question Pool Committee now is turning its attention to
developing an outline for an updated Amateur Extra class (Element 4)
question pool, which will be revised over the next 24 months, Jahnke
said. It will go into effect July 1, 2006. The deadline to submit
input to the Amateur Extra question pool syllabus is May 1, 2004.

Commenters may address specific Element 3 questions as well as
inputs to the Element 3 syllabus and question pool to the Question
Pool Committee via e-mail at,


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