The item below is from the June 2009 issue of the ARRL’s e-newsletter for registered instructors:
As part of its scheduled review of the General Class question pool, the Question Pool Committee of the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) is accepting suggestions for changes or deletions to the current pool of questions used for the FCC amateur radio General License Class exam. New questions are also being entertained. Members of the QPC shape the pool of questions to fit some basic objectives of preparing licensees to operate within the rules, safely and appropriately for the license class. They also view the 3 levels of amateur radio licensing as an opportunity to prepare licensees with an underpinning in electronics and radio science that starts with a very basic foundation at the Technician level and increases in complexity with each level of license achievement. Each question pool is reviewed on a regular cycle to include any changes in FCC rules and operating privileges and also to align question pool content with current operating activities and technologies. Roland Anders K3RA, QPC Chairman, requests that any changes or new questions be submitted to the QPC mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org before October 1 to allow time for consideration. Please be sure to include an explanation of the reason the change/addition is being requested.