Upgrade Paths For The Post-Restructuring World

If you are at this level
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Then you need to take these test Elements to upgrade to ...
Novice Technician "Technician with Morse code"[1] General Advanced Amateur Extra
Unlicensed No longer issued, but current holders may renew indefinitely 2 No longer issued - current holders rolled into Technician pool 2, 3 No longer issued, but current holders may renew indefinitely 2, 3, 4
Novice[2] ------> 2 ------> 2, 3 2, 3, 4
Technician ------- ------- ------> 3 3, 4
General ------- ------- ------- ------> 4
Advanced ------- ------- ------- ------- ------> 4
Amateur Extra ------- ------- ------- ------- ------> No more tests!

US Amateur Radio licensing requirements changed dramatically on 2000-04-15. Further, Morse Code knowledge is no longer a license requirement as of 2007-02-23. This guide is intended to show current and prospective hams the path to the new license classes ...

Test Elements

Question pools for Elements 2, 3, and 4. - via ARRL

Notes and some of the other ways to claim element credit

See ARRL's website for further restructuring info.


Analysis of Original "Post-restructuring" Exam Elements

Note: Some of these elements have been updated since restructuring took effect in 2000 so the analysis may no longer be correct.

Element 2 (Tech, test is 35 Q)

Element 3 (General, test is 35 Q)

Element 4 (Amateur Extra, test is 50 Q)


Last Update: Monday, 11-Oct-2010 08:15:29 MST
Author: Peter Laws