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Note - Many of the files on this page are in PDF format which means a PDF viewer, such as Acrobat Reader, or Okular will be needed.

Question Pools - If you would like copies of the actual question pools, you should find links to them at the ARRL website.   Below are versions edited for better fit on the page.

Element 2 - Technician
Element 3 - General
Element 4 - Amateur Extra

2018 Element 2 - Technician - (For use AFTER June 30, 2018)

Study Guides - I have downloaded the current question pools from the ARRL and redone each question so that it is a statement with the correct answer rather than a question with multiple answers.   I have left the question numbers and regulation numbers intact.   These files are in PDF format and are a 'Work-In-Progress'.   Since they are a 'WIP', they may change as improvements are made.   Please let me know of any errors or problems with the files.

Element 2 - Technician
Element 3 - General
Element 4 - Amateur Extra

2018 Element 2 - Technician - (For use AFTER June 30, 2018)

Volunteer Examiner (VE) - If you want to be a VE, read the study manual then print out the application sheet and open book review (pages 19-22), fill out the sheets (open book test), then mail to VEC (do not email).   You must be at least 18 years old and hold at least a General class Amateur license to be a VE.

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) - The ARRL does a lot of good for the hobby.   Please go to their website and see some of the many services/benefits they offer.   If you would like to join or renew, The application can be found here

Special Services Club (SSC) - Does your club go above and beyond? You might want to be recognised as an ARRL Special Services Club.   Details and an online application can be found here.

FELONY QUESTION - As of September 7, 2017 Applicants must answer whether they have been convicted of a felony or not for any changes or upgrades to their licenses.   Both the NCVEC and FCC Forms 605 have been updated with this question.   The ARRL has posted some articles concerning this and they are linked below as well as the FCC Public Notice.

NOTE - This question need not be answered if applicant is requesting a Renewal Only (RO) or
ONLY an Administrative Update (AU) such as change of address.
This has been verified by the ARRL VEC.

FCC Basic Qualification Question - Taken from here.
ARRL's First Article - Taken from here.
ARRL's Second Article - Taken from here.
FCC's Public Notice - Taken from here.

Forms - FCC Form 605 will be used by amateurs when applying for license renewal, change of address, or vanity callsign. If applying for a vanity callsign, FCC Form 605 must be accompanied by Schedule D.

NCVEC Form 605 - Application for Amateur Operator/Primary Station License.   For Amateur Radio use only and is sent to a VEC.   Do NOT send to the FCC!

RF Safety Information Form - Signing any of the 605 forms indicates one will comply with the rules regarding RF Safety.   This form details what the applicant is agreeing to comply with.

ARRL Application Form for Amateur Club, RACES, or Military Recreation Station License - For Amateur Radio use only and is sent to the ARRL.   Do NOT send to the FCC!

Club Affiliation Application Form - This form is used to affiliate a club with the ARRL and is sent to the ARRL.   Do NOT send to the FCC!

FCC Form 605 - Multiple uses, sent DIRECTLY to the FCC.   This is the main form, supplemental forms (schedules) may also be needed, some of which are available below.

Schedules for FCC Form 605 - These forms have specific uses and must be accompanied by FCC form 605 and sent directly to the FCC.   Most of these are not for amateur use, but are included to be used by anyone who needs them.

Schedule A - Changes Affecting Multiple Callsigns or File Numbers
Schedule B - Additional Data for the Ship Radio Service (Part 80)
Schedule C - Additional Data for the Aircraft Radio Service (Part 87)
Schedule D - Additional Data for the Amateur Radio Service
Schedule E - Additional Data for the Commercial Radio, Restricted Radiotelephone, and Restricted Radiotelephone-Limited Use Radio Services
Schedule F - Temporary Operator Permit for the Ship, Aircraft, Restricted Radiotelephone, Restricted Radiotelephone-Limited Use, and GMRS Radio Services
Schedule G - Exemption From Ship Station Requirements (Part 80)

FCC Form 606 - Used to Associate WTB and/or PSHSB Call Signs and Antenna Structure Registration Numbers With Licensee's FRN

FCC 1070y - Fee Requirements for FCC 605 Effective July 3, 2014

Washington State HAM RADIO License plate - You will need to print and fill out this application form and send it in per the instructions.   You will need to include a copy of your amateur radio license with the application.   A HAM Radio plate is NOT a vanity plate and does not carry the cost of a vanity plate.

Washington State Military or MARS License plate - You will need to print and fill out this application form and send it in per the instructions.   A Military/MARS plate is NOT a vanity plate and does not carry the cost of a vanity plate.

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