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Author Topic: Studying For GROL  (Read 7828 times)
KD8ERE
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« on: September 27, 2009, 04:26:12 PM »

I've searched the internet high and low looking for a website that offered online study material to get the general radiotelephone operators license, but I can't find anything. Does anyone know a of a site where I can do this? I know I need to have elements 1 and 3. I have three, but I can't find anywhere that offers element 1 for study. Any suggestions?
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W5RB
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 04:37:45 PM »

You can get books from W5YI , and others. I don't know of any free sources , unless your library has it.
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KB1LKR
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 05:31:50 PM »

AA9PW has practice exams for what that's worth. http://aa9pw.com/commercial/

W5YI is the one that immediately comes to mind for study guides, but I expect there are others. You might search Amazon for "GROL"
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K2YO
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 08:24:47 PM »

Element 1 is fairly simple. You may just be able to read the question pool and be ready. You can download the old and new question pools here;
http://wireless.fcc.gov/commoperators/index.htm?job=question_pools

I would figure out where you are going to test and ask them which pool they will use, new or old. That way you know you are studing the right pool.

Bernie
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KD8ERE
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 06:39:20 AM »

Studying the question pool may be my best bet right now since money is a little tight. Thanks for your suggestions everyone!!
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WB6THE
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 02:00:10 PM »

Way back in 1968 I was in high school. My electronic
instructor told me about amateur radio and commercial
licenses. I had my amateur ticket but I could only dream of
a commercial license. Upon graduation I HELD a Second
Class Radiotelephone License. I worked for that license
harder than I worked for my high school diploma. In fact,
I consider that commercial license AS my diploma because
I worked for it. California schools would graduate a student if
only he showed up. Joined the Navy and later got a
First Class Radiotelephone ticket endorsed for Ship Radar.
Renewed it in the 1980's or early 90's and guess what....
the FCC sent me a GROL telling me that I don't need a
license anyway anymore. Used to be that if you had a
commercial ticket you could get hired, and I did. Now maybe
you need an EE degree and no license needed. Keep at
studying. Just maybe I'm full of it.
By The Way, used to be that the Amatuer Advanced was
a lot like the Second Class Commercial Radiotelephone exam.
Arrrghhh. Time I got through all of that and Navy electronic
school the Extra was a piece of cake. ButI  suppose to
even get a foot in the door you need a GROL.
Just some idle comments.

Alan
WB6THE amatuer
P1-5-16858 Commercial w/Ship Radar
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KR4BD
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 05:42:14 PM »

For what it's worth, I took the GROL exam in 1994 right after I upgraded my ham ticket to Advanced Class.  The VE told me that the GROL was nearly identical to the Advanced exam, so a month later, I took a whack at it.  Guess what?  The test mirrored much of the Advanced test!  Unfortunately, the GROL is not worth too much these days, but it was nice to get it.  I guess there are still a few jobs that require it, but it is NOT needed in the broadcast (AM, FM, TV) business in the U.S.

Tom, KR4BD
Lexington, KY
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WB6THE
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009, 07:21:36 PM »

Is it Equis Morti or Equis Mortus or even Equis Mortum...
The horse is dead... I've posted here before about this.
In the 60's if one held an  FCC Second Class Radiotelephone
License a job in 2-way radio was almost assured and indeed I
got one right out of high school. Now, maybe it wasn't all that
bad a test but I sure did study for it and I considered that
FCC Second Class Radio Telephone License more valuable
than my high school diploma. Joined the Navy and was in the
engineroom of all places but I got my FCC 1st Class with Ship
Radar Endorsement.  I fixed the ship's radar one time and I
was an engineroom mechanic! Well, I was allowed to hang out at a local TV station without pay just to observe what goes on in case when I returned to civilian life that I might get a job at it.Tempus Fugit... I never had a job as an FCC 1 with RADAR.
It was the accomplishment. No way I could go to college but
at one time that license was as good as college. In the 80's I
went to renew my FCC 1 with Ship Radar and the FCC gave me a GROL and told me that I didn't need it anymore anyway.
What a kick in the butt, kinda like telling you that your
college degree is null and void. Just griped me off. I'm NO
genius but the license was an accomplishment. And by
the way... the Amateur Advanved back in those days really
was a LOT like FCC 2, it was an SOB at least for me. The
EXTRA was a piece of cake. Theory exam was easy and
20 WPM... the examiner engineer let me send one line and
told me to go take the written exam. Well the times have
changed. I respect the licenses, amateur or commercial as
being valid but I worked harder for mine. And I walked up-hill BOTH directions to get to school and back. For what its worth I submit my short story. Get that GROL because you may
need it and its a measure of something you did. This is my disserattion after several 807's and many years. Retired now
and just an 18 WPM CW ham, now. ARRGHHH thanks for
reading my sea-story. Now this aint't NO .... and Once Upon a time/ Well, Im as good HAM as I ever war.... Aeeghhhh
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N2POT
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009, 10:03:09 PM »

There is an iPhone/iPod touch app for this:
http://www.patrickjmaloneyllc.com/CommStudy

Regards,
Patrick
(shameful self promotion)
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LASSAR
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2010, 07:42:51 AM »

From wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_radiotelephone_operator_license#Study_Preparation

"Seeing how many questions there are in the question pools, you might want to use a software program to help prepare for the GROL exams.

Good preparation software will create practice tests, and or find out the questions you are weak in, and drill you on them."


This website has good software that will do the above.

http://RadioTelephoneTutor.com
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KC8WUC
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 04:40:42 PM »

I highly recommend fccexams.com.  While you can download the question pool for all FCC commercial exams (not unlike the USCG deck and engine room exams) from the Internet, fccexams.com will allow you to use their test simulator for $10.00 for any one of the commercial exams for an unlimited amount of time and, I believe, refund your money.  The good thing about this simulator randomizes the questions, so even though you may memorize questions and answers, it makes it much more realistic. 

As I've said in other posts, unless you want the GMDSS Operator or Maintainer for your own edification or sense of accomplishment (or if you have decided to install GMDSS equipment on your recreational/voluntarily equipped vessel), save your money because you'll need to get your STCW from the Coast Guard (and in which case, you'll probably have paid for testing when you get your certificate from your training course, which is sufficient to submit with your application for GMDSS licensure with the FCC).


73,

Michael KC8WUC/WDE9344
(in port in Toulon, France)
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K7KBN
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 07:39:21 PM »

Is it Equis Morti or Equis Mortus or even Equis Mortum...
The horse is dead...

I believe that would be "Equus Mortuus Est".
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73
Pat K7KBN
CWO4 USNR Ret.
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