I added reference material information for the general and extra question pools with page numbers in the ARRL General Class License Manual and Extra Class License Manual books.
NCVEC released additional corrections to the 2016 Extra question pool. These updates have been applied to the question pool on HamExam.org:
E1C05 Correction to FCC rule citation. Was [97.109] Should be [97.221(c)(1),[97.115(c)] E3A01 Modification to distractor (D): Added the word stations at the end of distractor E6D03 Modification to distractors (C) and (D): Distractor (C): Added missing word of between the words presence and light Distractor (D): Removed the word applying E9A07 Modification to distractor (D) Added the word losses after the words transmission lineSee http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=365 for details.
I added a book icon to the flash cards on the technician exam that opens a list of study materials for that question. This is currently only available for the technician exam and links to the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. I will add additional study materials and exams in the future.
I added the 2016-2020 Extra question pool today. This pool will be used for all exams after June 30, 2016. Please e-mail me () with reports of any issues with the new question pool.
I added the 2015-2019 General question pool today. This pool will be used for all exams after June 30, 2015. Please e-mail me () with reports of any issues with the new question pool.
The practice exam page now warns the user when one or more questions are unanswered. This should prevent users from accidentally submitting an exam without answering all of the questions.
This feature allows you to click an answer and immediately submit the flash card for grading without clicking the submit button. It can be enabled on the Preferences page.
I added the 2014-2018 Technician question pool today. This pool will be used for all exams after June 30, 2014. Please e-mail me () with reports of any issues with the new question pool.
This feature is meant to prevent users from accidentally submitting a blank response. Thanks to Stan Marshall for the suggestion.
Question E1D09 on the Extra pool was removed last summer but I didn't notice it. Thanks to Chris Black for pointing it out to me.
There was a discrepency in the two versions of the NCVEC question pool for this question. Unfortunately I used the text version of the pool which was incorrect. I e-mailed NCVEC but never heard anything back. The question is now correrct on the site.
I added the 2012-2016 Extra question pool today. This pool will be used for all exams after June 30, 2012. Please e-mail me () with reports of any issues with the new question pool.
I moved the site to one of my newer servers a couple of days ago. With that move came a PHP upgrade whichbroke the flash cards when question weighting is enabled. I think this problem has been resolved, but if you continue to get timeout errors on flash cards (or anywhere else) please let me know.
Question E1F13 was removed from the current Extra question pool due to pending FCC rule changes regarding spread spectrum transmissions. See http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ncvec-deletes-question-from-amateur-extra-question-pool for details.
Today I added the brand new General question pool that was just released. It will not be used for exams until June 30, 2011. You should study the other question pool if you plan on taking an exam before then.
Today I added a preference page which lets you set the following options:
This update also changes the "forgot password" procedure. Instead of e-mailing the current password, users are sent a link that takes them to a password reset page.
This is a long overdue overhaul to the entire site. The new site features:
In addition to the new features, I have moved the site to HamExam.org. This was necessary partly because I got a new callsign (NA0Q) and partly because the new name will be easier to remember.
The NCVEC released a new question pool for the technician exam which is for all exams starting on July 1, 2010. This new question pool has been added to the site. Please report any problems with the new exam. There may be some typos due to the import process.
Removed question G0B14 from the General question pool. This question was removed by the NCVEC.