GROL + ship radar endorsement

In order to obtain a General Radio Telephone Operator license (GROL) + ship radar endorsement,  you will have to pass (3) separate FCC written exams for commercial elements 1, 3, and 8. 

Table-1 shows the number of questions on each element exam and the number of correct answers required to pass each element.

Table-1

Element

Exam Questions

Correct Answers

1

24

18

3

100

75

8

50

38

The following tables show the subelements in each element, the number of questions in each subelement,  and the number of exam questions that will be taken from each subelement.  Do NOT attempt to memorize answers based on the way they appear in the FCC question pools.  The questions and associated answer choices may be shuffled on the exams.

 Table-2 (Element 1)

Subelement

Questions

Exam Questions

A

36

6

B

36

6

C

36

6

D

36

6

 

144

24

Table-3 (Element 3)

Subelement

Questions

Exam Questions

A

48

8

B

60

10

C

60

10

D

24

4

E

48

8

F

60

10

G

36

6

H

18

3

I

18

3

J

30

5

K

36

6

L

48

8

M

18

3

N

30

5

O

30

5

P

24

4

Q

12

2

 

600

100

Table-4 (Element 8)

Subelement

Questions

Exam Questions

A

60

10

B

48

8

C

60

10

D

60

10

E

30

5

F

42

7

 

300

50

 

This study aid is not required for the self-study program.

If you would like the convenience of studying for the GROL + radar endorsement exams on your Microsoft Windows-based tablet, laptop, netbook, or computer, a study aid ($5.00) is available.  Internet access is not required after the study aid is installed.  A free trial of the study aid is available at the link below. Download the study aid, unzip it, and double-click the executable file name.

This study aid does not work on Android or Apple devices.

GROL + radar study aid free trial

If you decide to purchase a registered copy of the study aid, click the link below.  All proceeds from the sale of the study aid go to maintaining this web site.

purchase registered copy of GROL + radar study aid

SELF-STUDY PROGRAM

1.   Complete the NC4FB Commercial Element 1 License Exam Self-Study program at the link below.  When you are consistently scoring 85 or higher on the sample element 1 exams proceed to Step 2.

element 1 license exam self-study program

2.   Complete the NC4FB Commercial Element 3 License Exam Self-Study program at the link below.  When you are consistently scoring 85 or higher on the sample element 3 exams proceed to Step 3.

element 3 license exam self-study program

3.  Complete the NC4FB Commercial Element 8 License Exam Self-Study program at the link below.  When you are consistently scoring 85 or higher on the sample element 8 exams proceed to Step 4.

element 8 license exam self-study program

4.  You’re ready to take the exams for GROL + ship radar endorsement.  Use the link below to locate a COLEM in your area to administer the exams and process your license application.  Most COLES will allow you take all three exams in the same exam session for a single testing fee.

locate a COLEM in your area

 

5 Responses to “GROL + ship radar endorsement”


  • Roberto A Gonzales, KF6IDV

    Passed GROL on first try, a great study guide.
    Thanks Fred!

    73’s

  • Passed the GROL today! Only missed one question out of the 124. Thanks so much! Great study aid. The COLEM's wanted me to take the Technician Class Operator test on the spot, even though I hadn't studied for it and I passed! So now I'm a Ham guy as well.

  • Fine Business KB5ILY. 

    73 de K4ETC

  • Travis W Burton, KB5ILY

    Today (June 8, 2013) I attended HamCom in Plano TX and sat for the GROL + Radar  Endorsement.  The final results are that I passed Elements 1 & 3. 

    Granted I missed Element 8 by too many, I only looked at it just a few times, as I was concentrating on 3.  The was the first time I have attempted this exam and the materials on your site is all I used to study.  Thanks for a great service.

     

    73 de KB5ILY (and now GROL)

     

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