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~~~IMPORTANT NOTICE ~~~~ FINAL POOL RELEASE - MARCH 1, 2011 to correct G7A03

Edits and Corrections to the 2011-2015 General Class, Element 3 Pool
Issued by the NCVEC QPC - February 23, 2011
Originally Released December 6, 2010

On February 23 the QPC released what as to be the final errata to the 2011-2015 Element 3 Pool. We received feedback that the correct answer to question G7A03 in the pool file was not edited to reflect the changed correct answer of (D) as shown in the errata. That change is now reflected in the pool file for download. This correction is the only change to the files previously posted for download on the web site. Also on March 2nd, the .TXT file version was posted.

We have received feedback via the NCVEC website and through direct communications pointing out minor errors and suggesting clarifications for the 2011 General Class Pool just released.  The QPC has reviewed all of these comments, and is now issuing the attached minor edits and clarifications to the pool. Note that a minor error in the schematic was also corrected.

The schematic error did not affect any of the associated questions.  Also, note that one question has been withdrawn as, on reconsideration, we felt it was confusing and of limited relevance.  The other changes were corrections to remove minor typos, improve rules citations, and clarify questions.

Thanks to all who provided feedback, and to the committee who worked on these changes so diligently. 

1. Question G0A06 is being withdrawn due to lack of clarity and limited relevance.

2. Figure G7-1 is replaced to correct schematic error in which the varactor diode (item 4) was shown reversed. 

(See new G7-1 file below for download.)

3. G1B03:  Correct typo in rule citation.  Change “97.1 (a)(9)” to read “97.3 (a)(9)”

4. G1C04: Clarification.  Reword question: “Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 14 MHz band?”

5. G1C05: Clarification.Reword question: “Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 28 MHz band?”

6. G1C06: Clarification.Reword question: “Which of the following is a limitation on transmitter power on the 1.8 MHz band?”

7. G1D01: Rule reference as shown is incomplete.Change “97.119” to 97.119(f)(2)

8. G1D08:  Clarification. In choice B.  change “hold a US” to “hold an FCC-granted”

9. G1E04:  Typo.  Insert “licensee” following “Amateur Radio station”

10. G1E08:  Clarification.  Replace “US amateur station” with “station with an FCC-granted license”

11. G2B11:  Add rules reference “[97.405]” following the question.

12. G2D02:  Clarification.  Replace “What are” with “Which of the following are”

13. G2E08:  Correction: In A., change “3585” to “3570”

14. G4C06:  Punctuation error.  Change the comma in “A,” to a period “A.”

15. G4C11:  Typo.  Change “Process” to “Processor”

16. G4D07:  Formatting Correction - question should be on a separate line from the question identifier.

17. G7A03:  Clarification. Change “full-wave power supply” to “full-wave bridge power supply”, change the correct answer to (D) and insert “peak” after “normal” in choice D.

18. G7A04 Typos.  Change “rectifiers” to “rectifier” in the question, and change correct answer from (C) to (D)

19. G9A04:  Typo.  Insert “the” following “What is”

20. G9C18:  Typo.  Delete “the” before “either horizontal”


Roland Anders, K3RA - LAUREL VEC
Chairman of NCVEC Question Pool Committee

Members of the Committee
Perry Green, WY1O - ARRL VEC
Michael Maston, N6OPH - SANDARC-VEC
Larry Pollock, NB5X - W5YI VEC
Jim Wiley - KL7CC - Anchorage VEC

~~ End of errata~~





Final Element 3 Pool.doc

Final Element 3 Pool.pdf

2011 General Pool.txt

Revised G7-1.jpg

Revised G7-1.pdf


Original Public Release December 6, 2010
2011 Element 3 General Class Question Pool

The Question Pool Committee of the NCVEC hereby releases into public domain the 2011-2015 General Class, Element 3, Question pool from the Question Pool.

This pool becomes effective for all Element 3 examinations to be administered on July 1, 2011 and remains valid until June 30, 2015.

The files are available in PDF (Portable Document Format), Microsoft Word .DOC format, and .TXT format. Section G7A requires the use of one illustration, a schematic drawing identified as G7-1. Note that the figure for the 2011 pool differs from that of the previous pool. This drawing file is published separately and is available in raw JPEG and .PDF format.


Users of the pool documents are free to correct minor typographical and punctuation errors, including obvious minor omissions. Such corrections must not cause a change in the meaning of a question or any of the proposed answers to the questions. Also, since rule citation references are not part of the question itself, but are included only to assist instructors and students when looking up the applicable section of the rules, errors in the reference identifiers are not considered adequate reason for removal of a question from the pool.

The QPC thanks Nancy Hallas, W1NCY, for her invaluable editorial assistance and Jim Nowotarski, N3GOO, for his assistance in drafting schematic drawing.

Rol Anders, K3RA
Chairman, NCVEC QPC

Members of the Question Pool Committee:
Perry Green, WY1O
Mike Maston, N6OPH
Larry Pollock, NB5X
Jim Wiley, KL7CC

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