The new Amateur Extra-class license examination question pool, effective
from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2024, has been released and is
available at the National Conference of Volunteer Coordinators (NCVEC)
website at, http://www.ncvec.org/ .
The 2020-2024 Extra-class pool incorporates significant changes compared
to the current 2016-2020 question pool, which expires on June 30. The
number of questions in the pool was reduced from 712 to 622. The result
was 239 modified questions, 49 new questions, and 139 questions removed
due to changes in what was felt to be an abundance of outdated
questions, while areas of new technology and subjects were added.
In addition, an effort was made to balance the difficulty level,
removing or replacing some questions deemed too easy or too difficult
compared to the rest of the pool. The 2020 pool has 10 diagrams, which
have been renumbered because the new question pool has two fewer than
the 2016 question pool.
ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: Monte L Simpson, W7FF