French exam help for US expat

Discussion in 'Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator/Upgrading Privi' started by TYLEMAN, Mar 27, 2017.

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  1. F4WBW

    F4WBW Ham Member QRZ Page

    The technical stuff is, understandably, the same the world around - though the approach in the study guides can be rather different. The big difference between the US and French exams are the conditions. The tests in France are time limited, conducted at a government site on computers (kind of like the "written" part of the driver's exams here) and you do have to consider the "penalty" for guessing that's built into the test.

    If you watch the YouTube series I noted above, the instructor does a good job of explaining some of the "tricks" in the questions themselves - wording choices that can be very tricky for us non-native speakers, particularly if you're feeling the time pressure.

    The other "tricky" bit is that there is only one exam (actually it's a two part exam), as the French don't have basic licenses, just the one single ham license. You must first pass the "regulatory" part (which includes some basic technical stuff, too) before you can attempt the "technical" part of the exam. But the introductory video explains it all rather nicely:
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