New Amateur Extra Question Pool Released

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  1. K1LKP

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

    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,

    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    abundance of outdated questions, while areas of new technology and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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  2. K8HIT

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    Is it too late to fix spelling errors?
    KE8MOW and K0UO like this.
  3. K8HIT

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    Looks like just one spelling error.

    Bandwidth is spelled bandwith in Syllabus E1C.
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  4. WJ4U

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    When's the new Advanced question pool come out?
    K6LPM, WD5CJS, W2JKT and 5 others like this.
  5. K0UO

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    If you pass the 20 word a minute Code test can you still get an Extra??
    Oh the new exam probably doesn't cover CW but FT8!!
    K4XJ, K5KB, K5MPH and 1 other person like this.
  6. K1LKP

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    ON THE FIRST..........

    THE FIRST CHANCE THEY GET..........hihihi.....
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2020
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  7. WS6KW

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    I am glad I got extra before they added all the digital questions.

    As it was I had to memorize most of the questions and answers...yes all 720. I missed 6 on the test.

    But I have been trying to take it again lately just for fun and fail miserably every time.

    I guess I was just lucky or gifted just enough to pass the extra test in 2014.
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  8. K8HIT

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    Oh boy, another curmudgeon phrase: no code no digital extra.
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  9. WS6KW

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    Sorry, I am really not a bad tempered old man.....I was simply stating I do not think I could pass the extra as it is today.

    I wouldn't mind getting into digital...just as soon as I buy all the other things I want I life...or win the lottery...whichever comes first.

    I sincerely tried to learn code, but I cannot hear the distinction between the dits and dahs due to an injury I received I my hearing. The sounds are way too muffled.

    So I am really happy that one can get extra without code or digital proficiency.
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  10. K8HIT

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    That was a general remark, not directed at you or anyone in particular. Well almost no one, it's directed at curmudgeon.

    I have no rythm and tinnitus, CW isn't for me either. But I'm all about digital modes.
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