Electronics Question Pools

The following tests are from various sources.  The source is identified in each group..  The current FCC License tests are located at FCCTESTS.COM


Basic radio law and operating practice

Old Element 1 with 170 questions in the pool.
  Effective: January 1, 1996
  Replaced:  June 25, 2009

Basic radio law and operating practice with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar.

Test (# Questions) Topic
Basic radio law Test 1 (43)
Basic radio law Test 2 (43)
Basic radio law Test 3 (42)
Basic radio law Test 4 (42)
Basic Radio Law and Operating practice

Electronic fundamentals and techniques required to adjust, repair, and maintain radio transmitters and receivers.

Old Element 3 with 917 questions in the pool
  Effective: January 1, 1996
  Replaced:  June 25, 2009

Test (# Questions) Topic
Operating Procedure Test 1 (40) Operating procedures
Radio Wave Propagation Test 1 (42) Radio wave propagation
Radio Practice Test 1 (35)
Radio Practice Test 2 (34)
Radio practice
Electrical Principles Test 1 (41)
Electrical Principles Test 2 (41)
Electrical Principles Test 3 (40)
Electrical Principles Test 4 (40)
Electrical Principles Test 5 (40)
Electrical principles
Circuit Components Test 1 (50)
Circuit Components Test 2 (50)
Circuit Components Test 3 (50)
Circuit components
Practical Circuits Test 1 (47)
Practical Circuits Test 2 (46)
Practical Circuits Test 3 (46)
Practical circuits
Signals and Emissions Test 1 (44)
Signals and Emissions Test 2 (44)
Signals and Emissions Test 3 (43)
Signals and emissions
Antenna and Feedlines Test 1 (48)
Antenna and Feedlines Test 2 (48)
Antenna and Feedlines Test 3 (48)
Antennas and feed lines

GMDSS Radio Maintenance Practices and Procedures

Old Element 9 question pool with 250 questions.
  Effective: December 1, 1995
  Replaced: April 3, 2013

Electronic fundamentals and techniques required to adjust, repair, and maintain radio transmitters and receivers.

Test (# Questions) Topic
Radio System Theory Test 1 (36)
Radio System Theory Test 2 (35)
Radio System Theory
Amplifiers, PS, and TS Test 1 (34)
Amplifiers, PS, and TS Test 2 (33)
Amplifiers, Power Sources, and
Troubleshooting
Digital Theory Test 1 (32)
Digital Theory Test 2 (32)
Digital Theory
GMDSS Equipment and Regs Test 1 (48) GMDSS Equipment
and Regulations

Element 8 - Ship Radar Techniques.

Old element 8 with 321 questions in the pool.
Effective: January 1, 1996
Replaced: June 25, 2009

Specialized theory and practice applicable to the proper installation, servicing, and maintenance of ship radar equipment in general use for marine navigation purposes

Test (# Questions) Topic
Radar Test 1 (46)
Radar Test 2 (46)
Radar Test 3 (46)
Radar Test 4 (46)
Radar Test 5 (46)
Radar Test 6 (46)
Radar Test 7 (45)
Ships Radar Techniques