fccexam

HAMEXAM(1)                  General Commands Manual                 HAMEXAM(1)



NAME fccexam - Study guide for USA FCC commercial radio license examinations.

SYNOPSIS
       fccexam [option]

DESCRIPTION
       fccexam presents questions in random order from the selected question
       pool, and terminates when all questions have been answered correctly.
       The session may be interrupted with ^C, and resumed later.

       Some questions refer to figures. The figures for the selected question
       pool are displayed in a separate window using $HTML_VIEWER, if it is
       executable. If $HTML_VIEWER is undefined, xdg-open(1) will be used to
       choose the default browser. If $HTML_VIEWER is not an executable
       command (e.g. ""), then questions which refer to figures will be noted
       and skipped.

       Licenses are issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but
       examinations are administered by COLEM examiners. See
       http://wireless.fcc.gov/commoperators/index.htm?job=home for
       information regarding USA commercial radio licenses.

OPTIONS
       If no pool is specified, usage, version, and help information is
       displayed.

       To initialize the question pool, one of the element numbers may be
       specified:

              1 Element 1, Basic radio law and operating practice.

              3 Element 3, General Radiotelephone; Electronic fundamentals and
              techniques required to adjust, repair, and maintain radio
              transmitters and receivers.

              5 Element 5, Radiotelegraph operating procedures and practices.

              6 Element 6, Advanced technical, legal, and other matters
              applicable to the operation of all classes of radiotelegraph
              stations.

              7 Element 7, GMDSS Radio Operating Practices.

              7R Element 7R, Restricted GMDSS Radio Operating Practices.

              8 Element 8, Ship Radar Techniques.

              9 Element 9, GMDSS Radio Maintenance Practices and Procedures.

              The following abbreviations may be used to select multiple
              elements:

              T1 First Class Radiotelegraph: elements 1, 5, 6.

              T2 Second Class Radiotelegraph: elements 1, 5, 6.

              T3 Third Class Radiotelegraph: elements 1, 5.

              GROL General Radiotelephone Operator License: elements 1, 3.

              GROL+ General Radiotelephone Operator License + Radar: elements
              1, 3, 8.

              MROP Marine Radio Operator Permit: element 1.

              GMDSS Global Maritime Distress Safety System Radio Operator:
              elements 1, 7.

              GMDSS+ GMDSS Radio Maintainer + Radar: elements 1, 7, 8, 9.

              RGMDSS Restricted GMDSS Radio Operator: elements 1, 7R.

              q The question pool is selected interactively. This is needed
              when starting the application from an icon.


FILES
       A directory ~/.fccexam is created to hold the names of the questions
       which remain to be answered correctly.


SEE ALSO
       For more information regarding licensing, ref.
       http://wireless.fcc.gov/commoperators/index.htm?job=home

       For information regarding amateur radio licensing (ham radio), see the
       package hamexam.


COPYRIGHT
       fccexam is Copyright (c) 2012-2015 John Nogatch <jnogatch@gmail.com>.

       fccexam version 1.0.7, containing question pools as recent as
       17-May-2013.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.


BUGS
       The question pools, and number of questions required, are sometimes
       modified; ref.
       http://wireless.fcc.gov/commoperators/index.htm?job=question_pools

       Radiotelegraph Operator licenses also require Morse code proficiency
       elements, which are not provided by fccexam.

       fccexam does not automatically update the question pools from the FCC
       Web site.





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