The interest of the US FCC regulation for hamradio licensing is mainly the publication of the known list of questions and answers. It is relatively easy to learn and practice via Internet. The idea is to get a license that can be used in all countries (and in the USA of course!) that have reciprocal agreements with the United States. In France a foreign citizen holding an US General or Extra class Hamradio may operate during three months in France. Then he may apply for an F4 class license. We are very fortunate to have Rémi F6CNB/N5CNB who is ARRL accredited examiner and willing to hold a first session examination in June in Paris. The GRAC radioclub at Gare de l’Est agrees to host sessions examination.
We can practice answering questions and even take a mock exam directly on the site of ARRL:
You must register and log-in the next times on the site by clicking on the top left.
Several options are available: standard (Technician, General, Extra) and unfolding by chapter or sub-elements etc …
If you select « Exam Review » for a mock exam, as soon as one to answer a question the correct answer is displayed and gives your score at the end of the series.
For example there are 423 questions in the bank MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of the Technician class … A typical Technician test includes 35 questions …
It is necessary to answered correctly to 75% of the questions to succeed.
Dummy exams are a great exercise for upgrading and memory. It is better to regularly work 30 minutes a day.
Remi will hold a formal session review in June. Our friend F6CNB / N5CNB is indeed examiner accredited by the ARRL to validate the tests entitling a license and a US Amateur callsign.
The test examination will occur Saturday June 20, 2020 at 10:00 at RadioClub F5KTR located 9 rue Château Landon Paris 9. It will be followed by a visit to the radiotelescope f4klo.
If you are staying in Paris for a few months, you must abolutely seize this opportunity.