Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>

The General tests from now through June 30, 2007 will still be based on the "old" pool.

The pool is NOT changing in January. The "new" question pool for the General License will be RELEASED in January, but July 1, 2007 is when the the pool goes into effect. July 1 is when exams will be based on that new pool of questions. Publishers of study guides, sites, and software, and instructors need the lead time to have materials ready for July 1.

I have applied stickers from ARRL/VEC to the current General and Extra exams to replace a few (no longer valid) questions with other questions from the current question pool. People will still be taking the "old" tests, so study the manual you now have.

Remember that online tests don't always cover every question in the pool. The current question pool (valid now through June 30, 2007) can be downloaded from:

This page lists the questions that have been eliminated from the pool:


If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

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----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <>
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600


I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.


Paul Guido, N5IUT

On 12/15/06, davidftx <> wrote:
> Read it here:
> 269012A1.pdf
> They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
> KHz portion of 75 meters.
> David

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