Amateur Radio will be supporting the Xenia Marathon on 2 April 2023.
New General Class Question Pool Released
SB QST @ ARL $ARLB023 ARLB023 New General Question Pool Released for Ham Radio Licensing Effective July 1, 2023 ZCZC AG23 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 23 ARLB023 >From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT December 12, 2022 To all radio amateurs SB QST ARL ARLB023 ARLB023 New General Question Pool Released for Ham Radio Licensing Effective July 1, 2023 The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators' (NCVEC) Question Pool Committee (QPC) has released the 2023 - 2027 General Class FCC Element 3 Syllabus and Question Pool to the public. The new General Question Pool is effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027. The new pool incorporates some significant changes compared to the 2019 - 2023 version. Its 432 questions were modified slightly to improve wording and to replace distractors; 51 new questions were generated, and 73 questions were eliminated. This resulted in a reduction of 22 questions, bringing the total number of questions in the pool down from 454. The level of difficulty of questions is more balanced, and the techniques and practices addressed have been updated. The pool is available as a Microsoft Word document and PDF online at, http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=369 . The single graphic required for the new General Question Pool is available within the documents, or separately as PDF and JPG file formats. "The newly revised pool must be used for General-class license exams starting July 1, 2023," said ARRL VEC Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM, who is a member of the NCVEC Question Pool Committee. "New test designs will be available to ARRL Volunteer Examiners on that date. The ARRL VEC will supply its officially appointed, field-stocked VE teams with new General exam booklet designs around mid-June." General class examination candidates preparing for their exams using the 9th edition of The General Class License Manual, and/or the 6th edition of ARRL's General Q & A are encouraged to test by, or before, June 30, 2023. New editions of ARRL licensing publications will be available in May, for exams taken on, or after, July 1, 2023. NNNN /EX
New Net Control for the District 3 ARES Net: Paul, WA1EIB
Phil Wolfe, N8OTQ, Net Manager, has announced that the weekly District 3 ARES Net has a new Net Control Operator joining the rotation:
Paul Simmons WA1EIB, has graciously volunteered to become a Net Control Operator. Paul will be starting on October 12, 2022.
Welcome aboard Paul!
Paul’s name and call should be familiar to ARES net regulars as he is also the EC for Miami County.
The Net Rotation has been updated.
If anyone else is interested in joining our rotation as a Net Control Operator , contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org
D3 ARES Net Training 14 September 2022
N8QHV’s 14 September training concerned the ARRL’s ARES website and documents available there.
D3 ARES Net Training 7 September 2022
N8QHV’s 7 September training concerned a document on EMP Protection Recommendations.
D3 ARES Net training 31 August 2022
N8QHV’s 31 August training concerned Disaster Ready: Ways to Stay Calm in an Emergency
D3 ARES Net training 3 August 2022
N8QHV’s 3 August training concerned VOAD and the Kentucky Floods
D3 ARES Net training 20 July 2022
N8QHV’s 20 July training concerned Heat Safety