Has it already been four years? You might be asking what I am talking about, I am talking about the question pool for the Technician Class License. Every four years, the National Conference or Volunteer Examiner Coordinators(NCVEC) release changes to the question pools. This year is the Technician, next year will be the General and Extra will be the next year, then a break for a year and back to the Technician class.
This allows for the questions to stay up to date with current things that are going on in the amateur radio community. Questions can be rewritten, removed or new questions can be added.
Below is the official announcement from the ARRL:
The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) has announced the release of the 2018-2022 Amateur Radio Element 2 Technician class license question pool into the public domain. Each question pool must be published and made available to the public prior to its use as a question set, from which individual examinations are developed.
Alert the NCVEC Question Pool Committee to any necessary corrections or typographical errors via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The new Technician license question pool contains 428 questions. It will become effective for all Technician class license examinations starting on July 1, 2018.
For all you teachers out there, make sure you update all your presentation material, get new books when the become available and be ready for the new question pools come July 1, 2018. This gives you a little under six months to get it all done.
Plenty of time, right?
So what has changed? I have no clue. I wish the would include a list of changes that were made to the question pool. The only thing that I was able to find is the new question pool itself.
2018-2022 Technician Question Pool:
You would think that the would have a list of questions that changed, removed and added. This would be especially useful for those that have things like books, online courses, in person courses, or other things like that.
If anyone knows of a place that has something like this, please leave a link in the comments.
Until Next Time…
73 de K5CLM