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


       fccexam [option]


       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 $PNG_VIEWER, if it is executable. If $PNG_VIEWER is  undefined,
       eog(1),  gwenview(1), gpicview(1), ristretto(1), will be used, whichever is first found to
       be an executable command. If $PNG_VIEWER is not an executable command  (e.g.  ""),  or  if
       none  of  the  other  viewers are installed, 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  for  information  regarding  USA
       commercial radio licenses.


       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.


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


       For          more          information          regarding          licensing,         ref.

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


       fccexam is Copyright (c) 2012-2013 John Nogatch <>.

       fccexam version 1.0.5, 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.


       The question pools, and  number  of  questions  required,  are  sometimes  modified;  ref.

       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.